USA Network has decided to not move forward on miniseries “Evel,” with Milo Ventimigla is the role of daredevil Evel Knievel. The planned series is based on the story of the larger-than-life 1970s daredevil as he prepares for his greatest death-defying feat, the historic Snake River Canyon jump.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic shut down the series on March 13, right before production was to begin. With production unable to resume and Ventimiglia and series writer Etan Frankel scheduled to begin work on other projects, the network decided to walk away from the project.
Universal Content Productions, which is producing the series, plans to shop it to other outlets. Frankel was set to write and executive produce via his overall with the studio. Ventimiglia was set to executive produce in addition to starring via DiVide Pictures. Other executive producers on the project were McG, Mary Viola, and Steven Bello of Wonderland Sound & Vision, and Alex Gartner, Charles Roven and Topher Rhys-Lawrence of Atlas Entertainment. Russ Cundiff was to serve as co-executive producer on behalf of DiVide Pictures.