In a highly competitive bidding war, A&E has won the rights to 'Blood, Sweat & Tears,' a scripted drama project about the world of amateur bull riding. Just why was the project so highly prized amongst competing networks? Well it comes from the established feature film of Joe Carnahan and Chad Feehan.
Carnahan is the blockbuster director of such features as 'The A-Team' and 'The Grey' starring Liam Neeson. Feehan is the writer of 'Paranormal Activity 4' and he proved his chops on the small screen as screenwriter for the acclaimed drama 'Southland.' Both of these men have delivered huge successes in the past and their collaboration on a unique concept proved irresistable to network bidders.
'Blood, Sweat & Tears' is described as a serialized drama set in Texas, exploring the faces that comprise the amateur bull riding scene in the Lone Star State. Joe Carnahan is on a roll: he directed the pilots for 'Those Who Kill' as well as 'The Blacklist,' both of which were picked up to series. The director either knows precisely how to select a winning project or else he is able to turn a project into a winner; either way, expect 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' to generate just as much buzz as his other two projects this year.
Bull riding is a rodeo sport wherein a cord is tied tightly around a bull's flanks, encouraging the animal to buck and kick as an attempt to shed the discomfort. A bull rider attempts to stay mounted on the uncomfortable beast as it does its very best to toss the rider to the ground. The sport is controversial both for its treatment of animals and the immense danger that each competitor places themselves in whenever they mount to ride. Bull riding is scored between 0-100 points. Professional riders can commonly reach scores of 75; scores in the eighties are very good and ninety or above is exceptional.
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