World Media Rights is moving into drama production for the first time following an agreement with English boxing manager and promoter Frank Warren to develop a drama series based on his life story.

‘Kings of the Ring’ (w/t) is billed as gritty returnable trans-Atlantic drama series set in the world of international boxing and inspired by the life and career of boxing manager and promoter, Frank Warren.

Warren said "I’ve watched plenty of boxing dramas in the past and not one of them rang true. I want this show to be the real deal – just like the boxers. Gutsy, edgy and dangerous”.

World Media Rights’ Creative Director, David McNab said:  “For dramatic potential it is hard to imagine a more high-octane world than the International boxing scene – prize-fighters live on the emotional and physical edge and the world is populated with the richest characters imaginable. With Frank’s input we expect this series to recreate the visceral and cut-throat world more accurately than ever before”.

Founded in 2007, World Media Rights produces TV programming for international broadcasters including Reelz, American Heroes Channel and Netflix. Its US cable programming franchises include ‘World War II in HD Colour’, ‘Black Ops’, ‘Air Crash Confidential’ and ‘Myth Hunters’.

ZDF Enterprises recently acquired a stake in World Media Rights.

Staff Reporter

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