After knocking it out of the park with the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, the History Channel is getting back into bed with the team behind that series for a new drama based on the Texas Rangers.
No, not the crap baseball team - the Texas Rangers law enforcement agency.
The six-hour miniseries will look at the formation of the Texas Rangers in the 19th century and the role they played in the creation and annexation of Texas.
Leslie Greif from Hatfields & McCoy's will produce the project, with Ted Mann writing the script for the series, which has the working title of Texas Rising.
This news is not surprising. Hatfields & McCoys was a ratings success when it debuted in late May, drawing 13.9 million viewers for the first part and closing out with 14.3 million for the third and final episode. The series won five Emmys, with Kevin Costner taking best lead actor in a miniseries/movie and Tom Berenger winning best supporting actor in a miniseries/movie.
No word yet on which '80s movie stars the new series will use.
I have not seen Hatfields & McCoys yet but I want to. I love historical epics and someday will check it out. Come to Netflix Hatfields & McCoys!