ITV Studios Entertainment announced today that it has teamed up with Impact Wrestling to bring WOS Wrestling back to ITV, with an initial commission for a 10-part series.
The commission from ITV’s Helen Warner follows a successful one-off-special, which aired on New Year’s Eve 2016. The Executive Producers for ITV Studios are Tom McLennan and Simon Marsh. Jeff Jarrett, the Chief Creative Officer for Impact Wrestling, will be the Executive Producer for Impact Wrestling.
Tapings will be held in front of a live audience at the intimate Preston Guild Hall on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26. Tickets for these shows will go on sale on Friday, April 7 at 9AM at Gigsandtours.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk.
There will also be a launch event on Monday, March 27 at 2PM where the full details of the WOS live shows will be announced, including the roster.
This initial commission is part of a comprehensive co-production agreement between ITV Studios and Impact Wrestling to relaunch the WOS Wrestling brand, bringing British stars to ITV while leveraging the roster and creative team of Impact Wrestling along with its expertise in live event production and international distribution.
“This opportunity to work with ITV Studios to revive this iconic brand in the United Kingdom is a perfect example of the ways in which we intend to leverage our strengths to build our presence in international markets in collaboration with local organizations,” said Ed Nordholm, President of Impact Wrestling.
Director of Entertainment, ITV Studios Manchester, Tom Mclennan said: “Britain’s wrestling scene is thriving and there has never been a better time to bring it back to ITV after a gap of 30 years.”
Jeff Jarrett, Chief Creative Officer for IMPACT Wrestling, added: “The WOS brand is etched in professional wrestling tradition. My family’s lineage in the industry dates back 70-plus years, so I am honoured for the opportunity to work on reviving the legacy of this historic British series.”