Freeform orders pilot for 'Breckman Rodeo' from 'The Americans' duo
The show's plot revolves around Ashley, a rodeo-as-hell sparkplug who refuses to stay within the lines that have been drawn for her.
Freeform has announced a pilot order for "Breckman Rodeo" - from creator slash director Steve Lerner, and the executive producers of the award-winning drama “The Americans,” Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. While Fields and Weisberg are set to be executive producers, Lerner will be Co-Executive Producer of the pilot, which is to be produced by FX Productions.
“Breckman Rodeo” is so far the working title of the ensemble drama about a group of young rodeo riders in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The show's plot revolves around Ashley, a rodeo-as-hell sparkplug who refuses to stay within the lines that have been drawn for her, and her boyfriend Brant, a rodeo prodigy torn between a content, quiet life and the rocky climb to superstardom. Brant, Ashley and their friends will have to reconcile the traditional values of their sport and their upbringing with the changing realities of the 21st century.
"We incredibly excited to partner with Freeform, FX Productions and the brilliant Steve Lerner on his one-of-a-kind coming of age gem, ‘Breckman Rodeo’ (working title),” said Fields and Weisberg. “When Steve, who grew up in Cheyenne, first showed us his amazing script, we asked him if there was really such a thing as a high school rodeo team. Steve has been bringing us up to speed ever since. His show is a heartfelt look at teenage life in Cheyenne - familiar to some, not to others, but sure to move and surprise everyone.”
Lerner also added: “Growing up in Wyoming, I loved going to the rodeo. I’m excited to bring the stories and people of my hometown to the screen. Freeform, FXP and the J’s (Joe and Joel) have been wonderful collaborators, and I’m thrilled to shoot this pilot with them.”