Milo Ventimiglia is to play Evel Knievel in a new TV miniseries, "Evel".
The "This Is Us" actor - who is an avid motorcycle rider - will play the legendary daredevil in "Evel", a USA Network limited series which will focus on the stuntman preparing for his greatest feat, the River Canyon Jump.
The project is described as an "exhilarating portrait of a complex man living the American dream, juggling meteoric celebrity and raising a family -- and facing the real probability that his next jump will kill him", and will begin filming in 2020.
Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at USA Network and Syfy said: "USA Network is known for big event series that celebrate heroes, rebels and icons, and what could be bigger than the story of one of the greatest thrill seekers of all time?
"The incredible life and journey of Evel Knievel lends itself to a dramatic retelling, and we are excited to be partnering with Milo, McG, UCP, Atlas and Wonderland to bring this iconic American tale to our viewers."