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WGN America lands first unscripted originals

US network WGN America has commissioned its first unscripted original programmes.

Docu-drama Outlaw Country comes from Bischoff Herney Entertainment, while docu-series Wrestling with Death comes from ITV Studios-owned Leftfield Pictures.

Outlaw Country promises “an unprecedented look at crime” after producers gained full access to a law enforcement agency and a suspected crime family from Buckner, Missouri.

Wrestling with Death follows a family of morticians that also run a professional wrestling league.

The commissions come after WGN America moved into scripted commissioning through Salem and recent hit Manhattan. It is now working on Titans, a drama from Peter Mattei and Rescue Me co-creator Peter Tolan, and Winstein Company-produced Ten Commandments.