Toronto-based Buck Productions has expanded its non-fiction slate by greenlighting a high-octane reality series with Hollywood director Mike Gunther and his 5150 Action prodco ahead of next week’s Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C.
Produced in partnership with Sugar Shack Productions and veteran industry exec Patrice Theroux, Action Stunt Show will pull the curtain back on the making of some of the most notorious stunts in Hollywood blockbusters. The series will utilize re-enactments to reveal how each stunt was orchestrated, with award-winning action expert Gunther serving as host.
Gunther’s 5150 Action serves to revolutionize the action genre through hybridized filmmaking, cutting-edge approaches and innovative technologies.
The series marks the latest project from the McMorris & McMorris producer, who in June announced a 40-hour production block deal with U.S. digital cable net Reelz. Buck will enter into production on that factual slate – which includes four Hollywood-based docuseries focusing on celebrity fortunes, divorces, stalkers and other celeb-oriented fare – later this month.
“Mike Gunther is the king of stunts in Hollywood,” said Buck Productions CEO Sean Buckley (pictured) in a statement. “He’s done everything from Star Trek to Fast and Furious and the Transformers franchises and I couldn’t think of a better person to help bring Buck’s newest unscripted program to life.”