‘Game of Thrones’ Actors to Star in Discovery Miniseries ‘Harley and the Davidsons’

Michiel Huisman Harley and the Davidsons
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UPDATED: Discovery Channel is revving up production on its limited series about the founders of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, casting Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”), Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) and Bug Hall (“The Little Rascals”), and tapping Evan Wright and Seth Fisher to write the six-hour project.

Harley and the Davidsons,” from Raw Television, will tell the story of the birth of the iconic brand launched in 1903 by two friends from Milwaukee, William Harley and Arthur Davidson. Production is slated to begin in March. The series will air in three two-hour installments later this year.

Huisman (Daario Naharis on “Game of Thrones”) will star as Walter Davidson, while Aramayo will play William (Bill) Harley and Hall will portray Arthur Davidson in the series.

“Harley and the Davidsons” is part of the push to add a select number of high-end scripted projects to Discovery’s lineup under the leadership of Rich Ross, who took the reins of the cabler a year ago. Ross recruited producer John Goldwyn to drive the scripted initiative. Goldwyn exec produces “Harley” with Dimitri Doganis and Ciàran Donnelly. Donnelly is set to direct the first and third installments of the series.

“It was essential to find a dynamic, contemporary voice for a show set in the turn of the century America. With Evan Wright and Seth Fisher, we feel we have selected the perfect writers to transport the Discovery viewers back to the formative, hardscrabble years of Harley Davidson and the birth of motorcycle racing,” Ross told Variety.

Wright’s recent credits include Amazon’s “Man in the High Castle” and FX’s “The Bridge.” Fisher recently worked on National Geographic Channel’s “Saints and Strangers.” He’s also an actor who has logged appearances on “The Good Wife” and “CSI,” among other shows.

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  1. Dave Foreman says:

    Shot in Romania, brit actors….I wanted to see it, but now, probably not.

  2. Vanae Tyler says:

    when does this series start or has it?? cant find anything to this answer !!!

  3. Harleyriders says:

    I am sure the actors will do just fine. Since all of you know these guys personally, then how do you know if they do or don’t ride. I happen to know one of them and know they didn’t even own a car most the time they lived in L.A, just a motorcycle. Seems like you guys should get into directing shows in Hollywood.

  4. marty vitelli says:

    why are they using british actors for an american story? game of thrones..really?! this sounds like a joke. Why can’t they use real people for less now but very talented actors?

  5. Peter says:

    How about casting close to real characters that are great actors? Game of Thrones lol..unreal..shooting an american made product in Romania to boot?! I hear they’re hiring people who now how to ride bikes to ride on behalf of the actors! SOA was cast close to lifelike types with great underrated talented..ill bet someone has a gay man crush on these guys hahaha

    • Tom says:

      Probably shooting in Romania because locations in the U.S. don’t look like they did 115 years ago. Romania probably has dozens of towns that look like Milwaukee around 1900…

  6. stuart Bracewell says:

    Fantastic news , fantastic actors very excited

  7. Brian says:

    what a joke..sounds like a watered down show…the talent is a joke..they dont represent what the bike lifestyle is…too bad ..i also heard they’re shooting this in romania

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