AMC orders arm wrestling series, renews “Security”

U.S. cable network AMC has commissioned Undertow Films to produce the unscripted series King of Arms, while renewing Small Town Security (pictured) for a third season.
October 17, 2013

U.S. cable network AMC has given the green light to Undertow Films to produce the unscripted series King of Arms, while renewing Small Town Security for a third season.

The 10 x one-hour King of Arms documents five arm wrestling clubs across America, including teams in Baton Rouge, New York City, Erie, Sacramento and Kansas City, as the members go on the road to gamble on a victory.

Undertow’s Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik, who are producers on Deadliest Catch; and Dan Ilani, will serve as executive producers, and will be overseen by Eliot Goldberg, AMC’s senior VP of unscripted programming; and Ari Mark, the company’s director of unscripted programming.

King of Arms will premiere in the first quarter of next year and will debut with the second half of season four of The Walking Dead.

AMC has also renewed Small Town Security (pictured above), which will air alongside the second season of Freakshow in the second quarter of 2014.

The docuseries follows the day-to-day operations of a family-run security and private investigation company in Georgia. It is executive produced by Ken Druckerman and Banks Tarver of Left/Right Films.

King of Arms, Small Town Security and Freakshow all take viewers inside worlds most have never seen, populated by unique and unforgettable characters,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s exec VP of original programming, production and digital content. “We are looking forward to bringing these new and returning series to AMC viewers and are very excited to be working with Undertow Films on our new unscripted original, King of Arms.”

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