Discovery channel has announced Wilson Bethel as a cast in its highly anticipated miniseries 'Harley and the Davidsons', scheduled to premiere on September 5.
The miniseries follows the story of the birth of the iconic motorcycle brand, Harley- Davidson and dramatize its launch by Milwaukee friends William Harley and Arthur Davidson in 1903.
Former Hart of Dixie star, Wilson Bethel has been cast in the role of Ray Weishaar in the miniseries Harley and the Davidsons. Weishaar is known as an infamous member of the Harley-Davidson ‘Wrecking Crew’ who helped to popularize the slang term ‘hog’ in reference to Harley, taking victory laps with the team’s pig mascot.
Bethel has earlier been featured in numerous series and miniseries including The CW’s Hart of Dixie, ABC’s Astronaut Wives Club, How To Get Away with Murder, Criminal Minds, Blood & Oil, HBO’s Treme and Generation Kill and A&E’s Bates Motel. He has recently completed filming the crime drama pilot The Infamous for A&E.
Wilson has also appeared in notable movies including Inherent Vice starring opposite Joaquin Pheonix and Martin Short.
In the six-hour Discovery Channel miniseries, Bethel will be starring alongside Michiel Huisman, Robert Aramayo, Bug Hall, Stephen Rider, Jessica Camacho, Daniel Coonan, Annie Read, Gabe Luna, Alex Shaffer, Dougray Scott, Essa O’Shea and Sean Scully.
Written by Evan Wright and Seth Fisher, the high-end scripted project to Discovery, 'Harley and the Davidsons', is executive produced by John Goldwyn along with Dimitri Doganis and Ciaran Donnelly. Donelly is set to direct the first and third installments of the series.
Production was lined up to begin in March and the miniseries will air in three two-hour episodes later this year, according to Variety.