WGN America has reached a deal with Electus International to serve as the global distribution agent for original docuseries, Outlaw Country.
The show, produced by longtime Electus associate Bischoff Hervey Entertainment (The Devil’s Ride), will make its world premiere on WGN America on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. (CT).
"Electus is thrilled to partner with WGN America on its first unscripted drama,” said John Pollak, president of Electus International. “Just as we have seen with other series in this genre, viewers around the world will be captivated by this unparalleled, in-depth look at an American subculture."
Outlaw Country comprises seven, hour-long episodes set in the town of Buckner, MO, which chronicles two rival sets of brothers, one from law enforcement and the other from the streets, hell bent on settling their longstanding vendetta once and for all. The producers were given full access to both law enforcement and this group, living as modern-day “outlaws,” providing an unprecedented look at criminal activity in a small town in crisis from both sides of the law.
WGN America recently announced a multiplatform rollout for the world premiere of Outlaw Country, including the debut of the behind-the-scenes special Outlaw Country: Bad Blood airing on WGN America and Tribune Broadcasting stations nationwide; the release of urban cowboy single “Good Ol’ Boys” (“Outlaw Remix,” inspired by “The Dukes of Hazzard” theme) from “The Maverick” Mikel Knight; and sponsorship of “Outlaw Country” EasyRiders 2015 Bikeshow Tour.