'Burning' to begin taping Sept. 18

Shooting for ESPN’s upcoming original limited series “The Bronx Is Burning” will begin Sept. 18 on location in Connecticut and New York.

Series was adapted from Jonathan Mahler’s nonfiction tome “Ladies and Gentleman, the Bronx Is Burning,” about the New York Yankees’ triumph over the turmoil and hysteria of 1977 Gotham, which endured the Son of Sam killings, a blackout and a bitter mayoral election.

Jeremiah Chechik will direct the eight-episode series, scheduled to debut on ESPN in July.

A co-production of ESPN Original Entertainment and Tollin/Robbins Prods., series will be exec produced by Mike Tollin, Brian Robbins and Joe Davola of Tollin/Robbins. Writer-producer James D. Solomon also will serve as co-executive producer.

Casting will be announced shortly.

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