HATFIELDS & MCCOYS in which the story will centre on the infamous 19th-century American family feud. The airing of the series should coincide with the 150th anniversary of the feud with Kevin
Costner in the lead role. I'm guessing the series will also remind the world of how deep the American society is based on guns, violence and slaughter.
The miniseries will chronicle the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states. Although this is a classic tale of American history and these names are widely recognized, few people know the real story that made them famous. This fascinating and timeless saga of courage, sacrifice and family love amid
insidious plots and endless intrigue, begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton). Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighbouring homes — Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky — to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the two
families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbours and outside forces joined the fight,bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War. Their story also includes: a tempestuous love affair between Hatfield’s son and McCoy’s daughter, which had disastrous consequences; the execution of McCoy’s three young sons in retaliation for the Rasputin
like murder of Hatfield’s beloved brother; a New Year’s Massacre of the McCoy clan and burning of their home, which also sparked international headlines; a public clash between state governors; and ultimately the involvement of the United States Supreme Court.
Beside Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, the rather complex and big cast also includes Tom Berenger, Powers Boothe, amazing Andrew Howard (Prince Richard the Lionheart from LION IN WINTER), Mare Winningham, Sam Reid (ANONYMOUS),
Sarah Parish (THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH), and there's a bunch of gorgeous young actors: Lindsay Pulsipher, Matt Barr, Jena Malone, Boyd Holbrook, Tom McKay, Jonathan Fredrick. The series was mostly shot in Romania, Europe and a lot of Romanian actors will appear in smaller roles.