WWE and A&E have announced a “multi-year expansion” to their original programming partnership, promising more than 130 hours of new content.
It has been confirmed that WWE and A&E are going to continue working together for the foreseeable future. The two sides have announced what is described as a “multi-year” deal which will see the production of more than a 130 hours of new “premium” content.
The deal includes more episodes of popular series “Biography: WWE Legends” and “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” Furthermore, the agreement will also see the development of a new series, currently known under the working title, “WWE Rivals.”
This new series will examine the rivalries both on and off screen which led to some of the biggest moments in WWE history.
You can find more details from WWE below.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A&E and WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced a multi-year expansion of their successful programming partnership with the commissioning of more than 130 new hours of premium WWE-themed series and specials to air exclusively on A&E platforms and to be distributed worldwide by A+E Networks.
The multi-platform partnership includes 35 new episodes of the genre-defining, Emmy-award winning franchise “Biography,” featuring documentaries on legends of WWE. Last year’s “Biography: WWE Legends” episodes drove “Biography” to become A&E’s most-watched series in 2021. WWE is also beginning production on 24 new episodes of the original series “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures,” which will air over multiple seasons. The first season of “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” was A&E’s most-watched new series of last year.
A&E has also ordered 40 hours of the new series, “WWE Rivals” (working title). “WWE Rivals” (w.t.) will chronicle the little-known stories behind the biggest clashes in WWE history. The episodes will include revelatory insights from those who were a part of the rivalries that often extended far beyond the ring and the cameras.
Additional hours of original programming are currently in development as well.
— WWE (@WWE) March 1, 2022
Previous episodes of the ‘Biography’ series focused on Stone Cold Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels and The Ultimate Warrior among others.