CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The newest reality show on The History Channel is set in parts of West Virginia and eastern Kentucky.
“Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning” follows real life descendants of Randall McCoy and Devil Anse Hatfield as they try to put aside their historic differences and enter into a new business venture.
During the 14 episode series, the characters will attempt to open a moonshine distillery in Williamson.
Even though more than 100 years have passed since the feud started, Series Producer Bill Richardson said there is still some conflict between the present day Hatfields and McCoys who are now spread out across the United States.
“When we first started interviewing these folks, they’d say, ‘No, I don’t have any problem with those people,’ and after we started putting them together, it really started coming out,” Richardson said.
“There are people who really held grudges about these things.”
“Hatfields & McCoys: White Lightning” was scheduled to premiere at 10 p.m. Thursday on The History Channel.
Richardson was a guest on Thursday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”