STATUS: currently in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: script
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2013) Brother against brother, father against son, state against state, no other event in American history split our nation like the Civil War. BLOOD BROTHERS is based on the true story of the West Point Class of 1861. As our bitterly divided country tore itself in two over the issue of slavery, the West Point Brotherhood broke apart. Best friends, bonded in the intense crucible of the Academy, found themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that quickly became the bloodiest in U.S. history. For four violent years, these former comrades fought directly against each other, even as many of them rose from lowly second lieutenants to field generals. Throughout the conflict, however, they never lost their love and esteem for each other, which often resulted in many acts of kindness that stretched across enemy lines. Some died. Others were broken by the conflict. But every one of the Brothers was utterly changed by a war that redefined America, and still resonates today. BLOOD BROTHERS is written by Emmy Award winner Bruce McKenna ("Band of Brothers," "The Pacific"), and will be executive-produced by McKenna, Gary A. Randall ("The Glades," "Saving Grace") and Tim Bogart ("Majors & Minors," "Spinning Gold").