It was announced on August 8th that a new series titled Tales from the Territories will premiere on VICE TV on Tuesday, October 4th. The series is from Dark Side of the Ring creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisner, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Seven Buck Productions behind the project. The series is said to take viewers back to “the golden age of professional wrestling.”
During an interview with Wrestling Inc, former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz spoke about the upcoming project and compared it to Dark Side of the Ring.
“We’re teaming with VICE TV and the creators of Dark Side of the Ring. We love Dark Side, but we feel like there has enough Dark Side shows in existence, not just from that perspective from the actual show, Dark Side, but in general there has been a lot of darkness as it relates to wrestling,” he said.
“Like why not, let’s take the formula, tweak it and show the crazy, wild, and unbelievable tales, you know, that occurred in territories for decades. I’m a big fan of the series,” Gewirtz continued. “Some of the episodes are hard to watch because of the subject matter … It’s really well done, it does definitely shine, you know, a certain, well I guess, not a light on the dark side, but it goes there and it tells those stories … As a fan of wrestling and just of documentaries in general, I was a fan of that show. As a producer, it’s not a show I wanted to make.”
Husney and Eisner serve as executive producers for the project. It’s reported that Chavo Guerrero Jr. is also involved as a co-executive producer.