Couldn’t get enough of The Devils Ride? Do you truly, deeply, madly love you some Steve Cook? February is going to be your lucky month.
Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey, the two big brains who make the big bucks as Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment, have a new reality series aimed at the same zombies who thought The Devils Ride was an inside look into “the world of motorcycle clubs.”
This masterpiece is called Outlaw Country. The show is set in Buckner, Missouri. Buckner had a population of 3,076 before old man Tunkerboom died back in March and it is about 20 miles down Route 24 from Independence and beyond that the bright lights and tasty barbeque of Kansas City. The show “chronicles the perennial battle between law enforcement and crime by following Steve and Mike Cook, brothers who act as Chief of Police and head of the Buckner Criminal Task Force, respectively, as they clash with John and Josh Monk, brothers they suspect are responsible for the town’s surge in crime.”
In 2012, the last year for which statistics are available, Buckner suffered no murders, four rapes, a robbery, two assaults, an astounding 21 burglaries, 39 thefts, five of the town’s eleven automobiles were stolen and that was about it.
The Usual Suspects
In addition to heading the Buckner Criminal Task Force, Steve Cook has been the Executive Director and President of the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association, a detective with the Independence Police Department, the Vice President of the International Association of Undercover Officers and an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Training/Consultant who “has successfully prosecuted members of the Hells Angels, Sons of Silence, El Forastero, and Galloping Goose motorcycle gangs for methamphetamine and firearms charges and has appeared on the History Channel’s Gangland series and has been featured in several news publications regarding Outlaw Motorcycle Gang activity throughout the United States.”
Eric Bischoff is the author of 2007s critically acclaimed, New York Times best seller Controversy Creates Cash. Jason Hervey was tossed at spearpoint into the emotionally nurturing world of show business at age four. He has appeared in Different Strokes, The Wonder Years, Back to The Future, Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Back To School, Monster Squad, Police Academy 2, Meatballs 2, Tim Burtons Franken-weenie and more. Somehow he survived an experience that probably would have crushed the young Saddam Hussein to become a producer at age 17. And, now he has given Western Civilization Outlaw Country.
Seven hour long episodes of the series will be cablecast on WGN America starting February 24, 2015 at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. WGN wants zombies and other potential viewers to know “producers were given full access to both the police force and the ‘outlaws,’ providing an unprecedented look at crime in a small town from both sides of the law. When bad blood threatens a good town…whose side are you on?”
WGN America also wants whoever answers to “Stupid” in your house to know that with the scheduling of Outlaw Country, the network or superstation or whatever it is has “launched its strategy of delivering distinctive, original scripted and unscripted content.”
“WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company is nationally distributed in 72 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with entertainment programming including the original, scripted series Salem, Manhattan and Ten Commandments, along with first-run syndicated series, blockbuster movies and live sports. Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media Company, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune Media local stations nationwide.”