The strange world of competitive arm wrestling is getting the AMC treatment thanks to a new unscripted series called "King of Arms," the network announced Wednesday.
The show is the work of Emmy award-winning producers Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik ("The Deadliest Catch") and Dan Ilani, a partner in Undertow Films.
"King of Arms" will chronicle the lives of the members of five arm wrestling clubs in Baton Rouge, La.; New York City; Erie, Pa; Sacramento and Kansas City, Mo. The show will take viewers on the road with the teams and their friends and families as they sacrifice just about everything in pursuit of a big win.
Each of the 10 episodes of the hour-long series will end with a gripping arm wrestling match. As an added coup and a sign of confidence in the material, the show will premiere in the first quarter of next year, timed to the second half of "The Walking Dead's" current season.