WWE and Blumhouse Television announced that Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue will both write and be the showrunners for "The United States of America vs. Vince McMahon' drama series the two entities are co-producing.
It will truly be a different neighborhood for Harpster and Fitzerman-Blue as they wrote the screenplay for the Tom Hanks movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" based on the life of kids TV star and pop culture icon Fred Rogers.
The two will also be executive producers in addition to WWE's Kevin Dunn and several Blumhouse executives.
There is still no TV/streaming partner for the project, nor any public production schedule. The project was first announced last July and is WWE's first-ever scripted drama.
From the initial release:
"The show will delve into WWE during the 1990s, at the time Rupert Murdoch had purchased the New York Post to further his massive infiltration into the U.S. media landscape. For years, infamous Post writer Phil Mushnick regularly hammered WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon in his column. Headlines like “Legislators Give WWE A Free Pass On ‘Roids” and “McMahon Skips Through the Cemetery” eventually captured the attention of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York – the nation’s most prestigious federal prosecutor’s office with a conviction rate of over 96 percent.
In 1994, the U.S. government indicted McMahon for allegedly supplying anabolic steroids to WWE talent. McMahon, with his liberty at stake, two school-aged children at home and with WWE on the brink of bankruptcy, refused to take a plea deal. Ultimately, McMahon stood trial and was acquitted unanimously by a jury of his peers and went on to build a multi-billion-dollar global sports entertainment empire."
It's the third project involving McMahon set to be released either this year or in future years as both a Netflix docuseries and a biography by author Abraham Riesman are impending.