History commission miniseries HATFIELDS & McCOYS
Written by : thetvking published Saturday 26th May 2012
A brand new miniseries is due to start on History this Monday. Hatfields & McCoys is a star-studded 6 hour, 3 part show. Telling the true Americna story of a legendary family feud. The feud between the Hatfields and the McCooys lasted for decades and almost sparked a war between Kentucky and West Virginia.
Staring Kevin Costner as Devil Anse Hatfiled and Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy. Tom Berenger portrays Jim Vance Devil Anse's Uncle Jim the Hatfiled family's very own warlord. While cast as Devil's older level-headed brother Wall Hatfield is Powers Boothe. Randall's wife Sally McCoy is played by Mare Winningham the matriarch who as a result of the feud has lost four sons and a daughter.
The supporting cast includes:
- Matt Barr as Devil Anse Hatfield’s oldest son Johnse Hatfield.
- Noel Fisher as Cotton Top Mounts, an illegitimate son of a Hatfield.
- Boyd Holbrook as Devil Anse Hatfield’s son, Cap, with a cloudy eye but best rifle shot of the family.
- Andrew Howard as Bad Frank Phillips, a private detective/killer for hire.
- Jena Malone as the ruthless Nancy McCoy.
- Sarah Parish, as Levicy Hatfield, the strong-willed wife of Devil Anse.
- Lindsay Pulsipher as Roseanna McCoy, the daughter of Randall and Sally McCoy.
- Ronan Vibert as Perry Cline, the McCoys’ politically savvy attorney.
HATFIELDS & McCOYS is the story of a clash of clans that evoked great passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, and includes a cast of characters that changed the families and the history of the region forever. The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy. Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes – Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky – to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between the families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another Civil War.
Hatfield & McCoys starts on Monday May 28th at 9PM on History. The continues on Tuesday 29th at 9PM and finishes on Wednesday 30th at 9PM.
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Check out the HATFIELDS & McCOYS trailer below.