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"Hatfields & McCoys" is a History Channel miniseries that premiered in May 2012, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of America's most infamous family feud. Academy Award winner Kevin Costner ("The Untouchables," "Field of Dreams," "Dances with Wolves," "The Bodyguard" and "Open Range") will star, playing the role "Devil" Anse Hatfield. The miniseries chronicles the bloody hostilities between two clans that escalated to the point of near war between two states.

The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades during the Civil War, they returned to their neighboring homes — Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky — to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon exploded into all-out warfare between the two families. As hostilities grew, friends, neighbors and outside forces joined the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.

Their story also includes a tempestuous love affair between Hatfield's son and McCoy's daughter, which had disastrous consequences; the execution of McCoy's three young sons in retaliation for the Rasputin-like murder of Hatfield's beloved brother; a New Year's Massacre of the McCoy clan and burning of their home, which also sparked international headlines; a public clash between state governors; and ultimately the involvement of the United States Supreme Court.

"Hatfields & McCoys" is produced for History by Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif serves as an executive producer on the project with Herb Nanas and Darrell Fetty producing for Thinkfactory Media. Writer is Ted Mann ("Deadwood," Emmy winner "NYPD Blue," "Luck"). Revisions by Ron Parker (Emmy winner for "Broken Trail," Emmy nominated "Joan of Arc"). Executive producers for History are Nancy Dubuc and Dirk Hoogstra.


Network: History Channel
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: May 28, 2012
Production Company: Thinkfactory Media

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