Fuse goes on the march with “Hard Corps”

The U.S. cable net has ordered a reality series set in the world of drum and bugle corps from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia's Seven Bucks Productions and 44 Blue Productions.
December 4, 2015

Fuse Network has ordered a docusoap set in the world of drum and bugle corps from Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions and 44 Blue Productions.

Hard Corps (8 x 30 minutes, working title) is set in the world of non-profit Drum Corps International and follows two all-star teams – one from Pennsylvania and one from Northern California – that have been battling for the championship for the past 20 years.

Production began in November and is taking place all over the U.S. The series will culminate in the world championships in Indianapolis in August.

Hiram Garcia is exec producing for Seven Bucks and Rasha Drachkovitch serves as executive producer for 44 Blue.

“The energy and competitive edge of Drum Corps is the perfect backdrop to celebrate music and performance with our rapidly expanding audience of culturally diverse, new young Americans,” Fuse Media president Bill Hilary said in a statement.

The U.S. cable network recently renewed three titles: Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce will return for a fifth season, while Transcendent and Fluffy Breaks Even have been picked up for second seasons.

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