MONSTERS AND CRITICS – Discovery Channel’s Harley and the Davidsons hits our screens in September — telling the story of the birth of one of the world’s most iconic brands.
And it seems the network made good choices when choosing who to cast in their lead roles, with two of the main characters revealing that they were bikers when they were younger.
Bug Hall, who plays Arthur Davidson, told the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour how he spent his late teens and early 20s crossing America by motorcycle.
Meanwhile, Michiel Huisman, who plays Walter Davidson, also rode bikes through his 20s, though he grinningly admitted: “Once I became a husband, and a dad, I got a car.”
The miniseries was made with the help of the iconic motorcycle brand whose early days it depicts.
Executive producer Dimitri Doganis told the TCA event: “Harley-Davidson were extremely generous to open up their archives to us.”
The period piece is set in Milwaukee at the turn of the century, as Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson create a motorized bicycle before going on to set the standard for motorbikes across the globe, with their brand still a billion dollar business.
Robert Aramayo plays Bill Harley, with Gabriel Luna as Eddie Hasha and Annie Read as Anna Harley.
The miniseries is being made by Raw TV, which produces reality TV such as Gold Rush and Race For The White House.