WWE has announced that they will be partnering with Blumhouse Television to develop a limited scripted series titled The United States of America vs Vince McMahon. The series is being led by Blumhouse TV and president Chris McCumber. It is described as the first-ever scripted portrayal of a chapter in WWE’s history and the first scripted portrayal of Vince McMahon and other superstars focusing on WWE during the 1990s and the steroid trial of the WWE CEO. Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, McCumber, Jason Blum, and Jerry Gold have been named as executive producers on the project.
The synopsis of the series released describes it in more detail:
“The show will delve into WWE during the 1990s, at the time Rupert Murdoch had purchased the New York Post to further his massive infiltration into the U.S. media landscape. For years, infamous Post writer Phil Mushnick regularly hammered WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in his column. Headlines like “Legislators Give WWE A Free Pass On ‘Roids” and “McMahon Skips Through the Cemetery” eventually captured the attention of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York – the nation’s most prestigious federal prosecutor’s office with a conviction rate of over 96 percent.
In 1994, the U.S. government indicted McMahon for allegedly supplying anabolic steroids to WWE talent. McMahon, with his liberty at stake, two school-aged children at home, and with WWE on the brink of bankruptcy, refused to take a plea deal. Ultimately, McMahon stood trial and was acquitted unanimously by a jury of his peers and went on to build a multi-billion-dollar global sports entertainment empire.”
Kevin Dunn and Chris McCumber both also had comments to make about the upcoming series:
“Jason, Chris, and their team at Blumhouse create amazing work and we look forward to delivering an inside look into one of the most pivotal moments in our company’s history,” said Kevin Dunn, WWE Executive Producer & Chief of Global Television Distribution.
“We have a dramatic, riveting saga – one that’s crazier than fiction – that will appeal to the cross-section of Blumhouse and WWE fans,” said Chris McCumber, Blumhouse Television President. “To say I’m thrilled about collaborating again with WWE is an understatement.”
No release date or network has been announced yet so we will update you when we know more.
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