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NBC has ordered the pilot for "Hatfields & McCoys," a modern-day take on the famously warring West Virginia and Kentucky families.
The network also announced Monday that Charlize Theron will serve as executive producer of the show, which will mark its ninth drama this season.
The Oscar Award-winning actress will produce alongside A.J. Dix, Dawn Olmstead, and Beau Flynn, while "Eagle Eye" writer John Glenn set to pen the pilot.
"Hatfields and McCoys" will be set in modern-day Pittsburgh, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The infamous feud between the Hatfields of West Virginia and the McCoys of Kentucky began after a death in 1865 reignited resentment between the two. The story has become part of American folklore and is even a metonym for any bitterly fighting rival parties.
NBC's announcement comes just one year after The History Channel's wildly successful miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton.
Theron, 37, has served as producer before on films such as "Young Adult," "Sleepwalking," and "Monster," among other projects.
The South African-born actress earned Best Actress awards at both the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos in 2003's "Monster."
Last year, Theron appeared in both "Snow White and the Hunstman" and "Prometheus." The actress is currently filming her latest project, "Mad Max: Fury Road."
When it comes to her personal life, Theron is just as busy. The actress announced the adoption of her son Jackson in March last year.
Theron has also made headlines for her love life in the past. "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet acknowledged rumors that he was dating the actress last year.
Reports indicated that Stonestreet, 41, was introduced to Theron "by mutual friends in Los Angeles earlier this year," according to the Daily Mail.
"I'm offended that somebody thinks her taste is [that bad]," said Stonestreet speaking to Access Hollywood on the red carpet ahead of the 64th Primetime Emmys.
"Do not insult my friend like that," the actor said laughingly when asked about Theron.
Stonestreet added that the rumors surrounding he and Theron are not exactly bothering him though, and that he hopes the gossip might actually get the actress' attention.
"I'm hoping she sees the story and calls and says, 'Maybe we should have coffee … Maybe we should grab a little food,'"Stonestreet told Access Hollywood.
Moreover, the actor joked that rumors of his dating Theron were "starting to make Halle Berry jealous."