AMC is developing a docuseries about famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach set at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project features Freddie Roach's work with boxers as he struggles to ward off the creeping symptoms of Parkinson's disease - an aliment possibly linked to his own days in the ring.
"We want to find great character-based stories in a verite fashion that have a similar narrative framework to a drama series," says Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior vp programming. "The shows are not about what they're doing, they're about who they are, and there's a narrative framework around the concept as opposed to anecdotal storytelling."
In the first quarter of 2011, AMC will also debut its take on the Danish crime drama thriller The Killing, which also brings to the network its first series with a female lead character (played by Big Love's Mireille Enos).