ABOUT THE SERIES

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It’s the true American story of a legendary family feud—one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Hatfields & McCoys, a three-part miniseries, showcases an all-star cast led by Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. It chronicles a clash of clans that inspired passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, while forever transforming the two families and the region they lived in.

The Hatfield-McCoy saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randall McCoy (Paxton). Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the Tug River border in Kentucky—to increasing tensions, misunderstandings and resentments that soon explode into all-out warfare between their families. As hostilities grow, friends, neighbors and outside forces join the fight, bringing the two states to the brink of another civil war.

In 2012, Hatfields & McCoys won five Emmy Awards including honors for Costner (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie) and Tom Berenger (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie). Costner also won a Golden Globe (Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television) in 2013.

This six-hour series features some of Hollywood’s top talents:

Kevin Costner as Devil Anse Hatfield
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy
Joe Absolom as Selkirk McCoy
Matt Barr as Johnse Hatfield
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance
Powers Boothe as Wall Hatfield
Ben Cartwright as Parris McCoy
Max Deacon as Calvin McCoy
Noel Fisher as Cotton Top Mounts
Jonathan Fredrick as Jefferson McCoy
Jilon VanOver Ghai as Ransom Bray
Michael Greco as Bill Staton
Katie Griffiths as Alifair McCoy
Boyd Holbrook as William “Cap” Hatfield
Andrew Howard as Bad Frank Phillips
Lloyd Hutchinson as Floyd Hatfield
Tyler Jackson as Bud McCoy
Michael Jibson as Phamer McCoy
Jack Laskey as Sam McCoy
Jena Malone as Nancy McCoy
Tom McKay as Jim McCoy
Damian O’Hare as Ellison Hatfield
Sarah Parish as Levicy Hatfield
Greg Patmore as Good ‘Lias Hatfield
Lindsay Pulsipher as Roseanna McCoy
Sam Reid as Tolbert McCoy
Ronan Vibert as Perry Cline
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy