Spike TV Sets Sights on Mob Drama
Spike TV's next big hit? Hopefully about the mob.
The men's cabler has ordered a two-hour drama pilot centering on Boston's Irish mob, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
With director Walter Hill at the helm, the yet-to-be titled series will chronicle the aftermath when a mob boss defects from his top position, causing rival mob factions to fight for control of city streets.
Tom Lynch and Dana White, UFC president and host of The Ultimate Fighter, will executive produce and write the script for the pilot, which will shoot on location later this fall.
"We're going to push the limits on this show, like Nip/Tuck and The Shield — violence, sex, bad language," White said. "We're going to see how big Spike's balls are on this one."
Will Spike's mob drama be as good as that other famous mob drama?