CHARLESTON, W.Va. —

Television producers are looking for descendants of the once-feuding Hatfield and McCoy families to take part in a reality show that will be filmed in West Virginia. Bill Richardson is a West Virginia University Extension agent who is involved with casting for the show. He told the Charleston Gazette that the show will set five to 10 members of each family against one another in a competition to create businesses around their history. If selected, cast members must prove their lineage to a member of the Hatfield or McCoy clans through a family tree. The warring families were known for violent clashes during the Civil War era.

Richardson says the show’s production company has produced shows and documentaries for A&E, the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, Syfy and MTV.

 

Casting Call Planned for Hatfield and McCoy TV Show

WILLIAMSON -Hollywood’s interest in Appalachia’s most famous feud is still going to strong. On the heels of the History Channel’s mini-series about the Hatfields and McCoys and a documentary about the feud, a new project is now in the works.

It’s a reality-style show that will reportedly have members of the two families competing against one another.

A casting call is planned for Tuesday, June 12 from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Williamson campus.

The production company looking for people between 5 and 85 years of age who have a family connection to the feud, according to Bill Richardson, WVU Extension Professor in Mingo County.

For additional information, call 304-235-0370 any time between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. wvnstv.com

11th June 2012 Film, Spotlight, TV
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