AMC looking to "pull back the curtains" on Corgan's Resistance Pro operation
US TV network AMC are reportedly making a programme about the wrestling league owned and run by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.
AMC, the network behind both Mad Men and Breaking Bad is working on an untitled project involving Billy Corgan’s Resistance Pro, according to Variety. Corgan is listed as an executive producer on the show, which is described as “Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan pulls back the curtains on the pro-wrestling world as he takes over creative direction for the independent wrestling company Resistance Pro.”
Corgan’s Resistance Pro league was created in 2011 and operates in and around Chicago venues. The frontman runs the operation with brothers Jacques and Gabe Baron.
Meanwhile, Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will release two new albums in 2015.
The two new LPs will be titled ‘Monuments To An Elegy’ and ‘Day For Night’ and the band hope to precede them with a new single this year (2014), according to a post written by frontman Billy Corgan on the Smashing Pumpkins’ website.
The albums will be produced by Howard Willing, who started working with the band on their 1998 album ‘Adore’. Fans will be able to follow the recording process on the group’s new website, The Panopticon, where Corgan said they’ll post “song titles, lyrics, poetic impressions, pictures, sound clips, studio gear and the like offered for a circuitous, bird’s eye view of the process as it unfolds”.