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History sets “Daredevils” air-date

U.S. cable network History is to debut American Daredevils (pictured), a series focusing on modern-day Evel Knievels, on October 22.
September 13, 2013

American Daredevils, a series focusing on modern-day Evel Knievels, is to debut on October 22 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on U.S. cable network History.

The show, previously unveiled at the History Upfronts, is a 16 x 30-minute series launching with back-to-back episodes and following the stories of men who travel the country and perform stunts, such as launching themselves into the air in cars and motorcycles, or jumping off tall buildings.

Characters in the series include Spanky Spanger, who is in the twilight of his career as his son looks to take over the family business; Dr. Danger, who is looking for fame and fortune; and Mr. Dizzy who wants to expand his daredevil business.

Produced by Transition Productions in association with Widespread Creative, the series is shot on location in 10 states.

Serving as executive producers for Transition are Eric Leemon and Kevin Harrison. Kelly Lipscomb is the executive producer for Widespread Creative. Matt Ginsburg and Tim Healy serve as executive producers for History.

 

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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