ESPN has announced production on their new series, The Bronx Is Burning will begin September 18th in Connecticut and New York.

The show is based on Jonathan Mahler's Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx Is Burning, and about the New York Yankees' triumph over the turmoil and hysteria of 1977 which endured the Son of Sam killings, a blackout and a bitter mayoral election. Variety notes Jeremiah Chechik will direct the eight-episode series.

Casting has not been announced as of yet. The Bronx Is Burning is scheduled to debut on ESPN in July 2007.