History's "Hatfields & McCoys" miniseries was a hit last year, so it's no surprise that a network is trying a modern-day version. What's more interesting is that the pilot for NBC's contemporary "Hatfields & McCoys" is set in Pittsburgh.
Executive produced by Charlize Theron and written by John Glenn ("Eagle Eye," "The Lazarus Project"), the pilot comes from ABC Studios. In this iteration of the classic tale, the wealthy Hatfields square off against the working-class McCoys.
An ABC Studios publicist could not confirm where this pilot will be filmed.
And just because a network films a pilot doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day. Two years ago Fox filmed the pilot for "Locke & Key" in Pittsburgh, but the network opted not to pick up the show to series.
Pittsburgh has a better-than-average track record of pilots filmed locally getting picked up, just look at "The Guardian," "Smith" and "Three Rivers." But in all three of those cases, the pilots filmed in Pittsburgh and the series shot in Los Angeles.
In December, A&E filmed a pilot locally for a potential new crime drama, "Those Who Kill." A&E executives have not yet decided whether that project will advance to series.
A version of this story first appeared in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv.