Emmy-nominated writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster will serve as co-showrunners and will write/executive produce the limited series THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN VS. VINCE MCMAHON for WWE® and Blumhouse Television. Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, a Peabody Award and multiple Writers Guild Award nominations for Comedy Series for Transparent. They received a WGA nomination for Adapted Screenplay and won a Humanitas Prize for Drama Feature Film for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2020), starring Tom Hanks. Their upcoming limited series Painkiller starring Matthew Broderick and Uzo Aduba about the beginning of the opioid crisis will premiere later this year on Netflix. “Blumhouse is thrilled to be partnering with Noah and Micah on this project. Their ability to bring iconic characters to life in a nuanced, dramatic, and fully realized way is the reason they are the perfect fit to tell the story of THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN VS. VINCE MCMAHON,” said Chris McCumber, President, Blumhouse Television. “Vince McMahon is a living legend. We are thrilled to tell his larger than life story with our partners at Blumhouse and WWE,” said Fitzerman-Blue and Harpster. Blumhouse and WWE announced development of the series last year, which will be the first-ever scripted dramatic portrayal of a chapter in WWE’s history, and the first scripted portrayal of McMahon as well as many of the legendary superstars of that era. Set in the 1990s, a time when WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon was repeatedly censured by infamous New York Post writer Phil Mushnick, whose columns eventually drew the attention of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York – the nation’s most prestigious federal prosecutor’s office with a conviction rate of over 96 percent. McMahon was indicted by the U.S. government for allegedly supplying anabolic steroids to WWE talent, stood trial after refusing to take a plea, but was unanimously acquitted by the jury. Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, and Jeremy Gold will also executive produce. Fitzerman-Blue is represented by Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, UTA, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark. Harpster is represented by Mosaic, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment, UTA, and Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark.
About Blumhouse Blumhouse is a multimedia company regarded as the driving force in the horror renaissance. The company has produced over 150 movies and television series with theatrical grosses amounting to over $4.8 billion. In film, the company has produced iconic, genre, film franchises like Halloween, Paranormal Activity, The Purge, and prolific films like Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man; Glass, The Visit and Split from M. Night Shyamalan; Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; Get Out from Jordan Peele; among several others. The television company operates in horror programming - with streaming anthology series like Welcome to the Blumhouse for Amazon and a slate of horror/thriller films for Epix - and has also expanded beyond genre with provocative and acclaimed scripted and unscripted series and documentaries, such as The Thing About Pam, starring two-time Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger, for NBC; The Horror of Dolores Roach, starring Justina Machado, for Amazon; The Good Lord Bird, starring Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, for Showtime; The Jinx for HBO; and lauded HBO series Sharp Objects, starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson, among others About WWE WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, premium live event, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programming can be seen in more than 1 billion homes worldwide in 30 languages through world-class distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The award-winning WWE Network includes all premium live events, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to WWE Network.