“[T]he NFL has teamed with filmmaker Jon Favreau (‘Iron Man’) and producer Kevin Misher (‘Carrie’) for a sprawling scripted series that chronicles the history of football in America,” reports Nellie Andreeva in an exclusive for Deadline.com.
The report adds that the plan is for the series to run multiple seasons, tracing the history of football starting before “the launch of the professional league in 1920” up to the present.
Andreeva adds: “I hear the NFL, Favreau and Misher pitched the project to multiple outlets a couple of weeks ago. Interested networks were asked to submit offers, which I hear a number of them did, led by NBC and Fox — which carry NFL games — and A&E/History. The process has been spearheaded by [agency] WME, which reps the NFL. The agency, working with CAA, which reps Favreau and Misher, has been evaluating the offers and presenting them to the league.”
To read more details about this story, we urge you to click on the link in our first paragraph, above, which will take you to Andreeva’s original story.
With Super Bowl 50 coming up at the beginning of 2016, the NFL is looking to put a scripted drama series on TV.