MIAMI, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on a true story, the miniseries charts the birth of the iconic bike built from the ground up by three young men, the sons of blue-collars immigrants. Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise, but just how far would they go to reach the ultimate American dream? HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS will premiere Sunday, October 23 at 9PM E/P on Discovery en Español.
Led by an all-star cast including Michiel Huisman ("Game of Thrones") as Walter Davidson, Robert Aramayo ("Game of Thrones") as William 'Bill' Harley and Bug Hall ("The Little Rascals") playing the role of Arthur Davidson, the production takes place at the turn of the 20th century. Built in a shed out of Milwaukee, these motorcycles were able to survive nearly every condition imaginable, and Walter certainly put the bikes to the test. His ferocious ambition propelled him to become a top motorcycle racer while competing in the deadly competitions sweeping the nation. Walter's daredevil exploits put Harley-Davidson on the map – and while risky – pushed the company to eventually overtake their archrival competitor, Indian Motorcycle Company.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS looks at how the founders continued to grow its loyal following like no other competitor – whether it was teaching riders how to make repairs on the field to embracing boisterous motorcycle clubs across the nation. Walter, Arthur and Bill cemented Harley-Davidson's reputation as a builder of bikes that goes anywhere, could ride hard and ignored all the rules. It's a legacy that has endured over 100 years – and at the heart of the brand and its loyal riders.
Other cast members include Stephen Rider ("Daredevil"), Jessica Camacho ("Sleepy Hollow"), Daniel Coonan ("EastEnders"), Annie Read ("Awkward"), Wilson Bethel ("Hart of Dixie"), Dougray Scott (in "Mission: Impossible 2"), Gabe Luna ("Matador"), Alex Shaffer ("Win Win") and newcomers Essa O'Shea and Sean Scully.
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS is penned by Evan Wright, Seth Fisher and Nick Schenk. Dimitri Doganis is the Executive Producer on behalf of Raw Television and John Goldwyn is the Executive Producer on behalf of Discovery. Ciáran Donnelly serves as Executive Producer and Director with Stephen Kay as Director.
Discovery en Español will also feature automobile dedicated content throughout the month on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/discoveryenespanol as well as live videos on Facebook and Instagram. Follow us on facebook.com/discoveryenespanol, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP, and Instagram @discoveryenespanol.
About Discovery en Español
Discovery en Español connects Spanish-speaking viewers in the U.S. to the world and all its wonder and possibilities. It provides quality programming focusing on bold storytelling across core genres including adventure, ingenuity, natural history, investigation and current affairs. Created by Discovery Communications, Discovery en Español is widely distributed on Hispanic tier packages throughout the country. For more information, please follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/discoveryenespanol, Twitter @DiscoveryenESP, Instagram @discoveryenespanol and YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/discoveryenespanol.
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