A&E Network, WWE Studios production partnership
April 5, 2019
By Nik Roseveare
A&E Network is partnering with WWE Studios to produce five original two-hour documentaries under the award-winning Biography banner showcasing some of the most iconic WWE performers of all time, including Macho Man Randy Savage, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Booker T, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.
Through new and archival interviews and never-before-seen footage, each feature length film will give wrestling fans an in-depth look at the early lives, rise to fame and careers of some of the most dominant and influential stars in WWE history.
“We are thrilled for the tremendous opportunity to partner with WWE Studios to produce these special films that honour some of the most impactful personalities who have left a lasting imprint on pop culture,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network.
“We are thrilled to partner with A&E, and be in business with award-winning directors Billy Corben, Joe Lavine and George Roy, as we bring these documentaries to life,” added Susan Levison, Senior Vice President & Head of WWE Studios. “This project further solidifies WWE Studios’ commitment to deliver new programming across genres and platforms.”
The first three films, currently in pre-production and slated to air in Spring 2020, include: