Norman Lear Teams with HBO for Wrestling Series
Norman Lear by Kevin Parry/ WireImage.com
Iconic television producer
is going cable.
Lear, who was the force behind such classics as
All in the Family
Sanford and Sons
, will develop a "character-driven" pro wrestling series for the cabler, according to
The Hollywood Reporter
Set in the 1970s in New York, the tentatively titled
will focus on a family operating a pro-wrestling business and will also delve into the hard-knock lives of the wrestlers and their fans.
Lear will executive produce the project with Lara Bergthold of his Act III Prods., while the script will be penned by Aaron Blitzstein (