A&E Network partners with WWE Studios for five biographies

Apr 4, 2019 - by Colin Vassallo

A&E Network is partnering up with WWE Studios to produce five original two-hour documentaries under the award-winning “Biography” banner showcasing some of the most iconic WWE Superstars of all time, including Macho Man Randy Savage, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Booker T, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels.

“We are thrilled for the tremendous opportunity to partner with WWE Studios to produce these special films that honor some of the most impactful personalities who have left a lasting imprint on pop culture,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network.

Susan Levison, Senior Vice President & Head of WWE Studios said that this project further solidifies WWE Studios’ commitment to deliver new programming across genres and platforms.

The first three films, currently in pre-production and slated to air in Spring 2020 and will tackle Randy Savage, Roddy Piper, and Booker T.

The Savage biography is directed by Billy Corben. Piper’s bio is helmed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Joe Lavine, while Booker T’s bio is directed by Emmy and Peabody Award winner George Roy

Directors for Biography: Stone Cold Steve Austin and Biography: Shawn Michaels will be announced at a later date. These films are slated to air in 2021.

The celebrated ‘Biography’ brand continues to highlight newsworthy personalities and events with compelling and surprising points-of-view and remains the defining source for true stories from some of the most accomplished non-fiction storytellers of our time. Extensive on-air and branded digital content, including short form, will roll-out on all platforms, including Biography.com, the home to hundreds of profiles of notable cultural figures and influencers.

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