Sports cable network, ESPN, has announced it will develop the series The Bronx Is Burning, the first of its kind for the network.

The eight-episode scripted series will dramatize the New York Yankees' championship run in 1977 while the city nearly collapsed in racial tension, fear from serial killer Son of Sam, a crippling economic crisis and even an East Coast blackout, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The series is based on the Jonathan Mahler book Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning. It will begin airing in the fall.

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