Vice TV, known for the controversial ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ series, has a new show in the works.
Vice will be tag-teaming with The Rock for ‘Tales from the Territories’ which will debut Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. ET.
Vice describes the series as:
“Tales from the Territories will take viewers deep into a long-forgotten and wild period of wrestling.
The show chronicles a time when the business was all about the smaller territory-based wrestling
organizations and before the 1980’s boom brought on in part by cable television. This was the time
before wrestling expanded nationally, when different areas across the US and Canada, aka
“Territories,” were areas dominated by unscrupulous bookers, rabid fans who fervently believed in
their favorite characters and fearless wrestlers who blurred the lines between fiction and reality both
inside and outside the ring. This latest installment will provide firsthand accounts from legends who
will relive their past through thrilling re-enactments and riveting stories which have grown into
wrestling locker room lore but have never been revealed to the public, until now. Tales from the
Territories will maintain the same authenticity and rich storytelling that has defined Dark Side of the
Ring but will have a unique tone and approach all its own.”
The Rock (Dwayne Johnson), Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Gewirtz will executive produce for Seven Bucks Productions along with “Dark Side of the Ring” co-executive producers and co-creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. will serve as the co-executive producer.
“The wrestling business is filled with nuanced relationships and there’s a phenomenal history that we know fans are going to enjoy,” stated Brian Gewirtz, SVP of Creative Development, Seven Bucks Productions and former Head Writer at WWE. “In many ways the wrestling world is a family, they have great moments, tough times and everything in-between. There’s a rich history of untold stories which we can’t wait to bring to life.”
“We’re incredibly excited to expand the Dark Side of the Ring series with this first-ever exploration of the hidden past of wrestling’s Wild West era, with a dream collaborator in Dwayne Johnson, who has such deep family roots in the history of the business” said Evan Husney and Jason Eisener. “We can’t wait to showcase the fascinating stories of the pioneers who set the stage for wrestling’s worldwide pop culture dominance.”