February 16, 2023

INSP Begins Production on “Elkhorn”

 INSP Begins Production on ELKHORN

The one-hour scripted drama chronicles Theodore Roosevelt’s defining years as a cowboy in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory in the 1880’s.

(Indian Land, SC – February 15, 2023) – General entertainment network INSP  began production this month on an original series about Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the West. The announcement comes from Doug Butts, EVP of Programming for INSP.

“Obviously, Roosevelt is an American icon,” said Butts, “but our goal is to show viewers the little-known side of Roosevelt, long before he charged up San Juan Hill with his Rough Riders or had his image chiseled into Mount Rushmore.”

Roosevelt was just 25 years old when he established ELKHORN, a cattle ranch in the untamed Dakota Territory. Reeling from the simultaneous deaths of his wife and mother, he headed west to rebuild his shattered life and recover his heath. A lifelong asthmatic, Roosevelt also suffered from chronic stomach ailments and a weakened heart. “At this point in his life,” Butts explained, “Roosevelt was a long way from the ‘bull moose’ we all picture when we think of him today. We believe viewers will gain a new respect for Roosevelt as he struggles to reinvent himself in mind, body, and spirit.”

Over the course of the first 10 episodes in the series, the young Roosevelt builds his ranch, fights for his land, chases outlaws, and even hunts grizzly bears. “This show is perfectly on-brand for INSP,” said Butts. “As the leader in Western and Western-adjacent programming, we tell stories about people who brave the frontier to carve out a life and legacy, often with nothing more than grit and determination.”

ELKHORN production is in full swing with a premiere scheduled for late 2023. The series is produced for INSP by Morningstar Entertainment.


About INSP

INSP is available nationwide to more than 55M households via MVPDs including DISH (channel 259), DIRECTV (channel 364), Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, Charter Spectrum, National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), Verizon Fios (channel 286), AT&T U-verse (channel 564) and on vMVPDs including SLING TV, fuboTV, Philo, Frndly TV, Vidgo and FreeCast. Click here to find INSP in your area. INSP provides a trusted viewing experience with a lineup of exclusive and original series, timeless Westerns, action-filled dramas, and films focused on adventure and heroic characters.

About MorningStar Entertainment

Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat created MorningStar Entertainment with the goal of producing high-quality Television Programing. Over the past 20 years, this Emmy Award winning Production Company has produced hundreds of hours of great Television Series and Specials for such esteemed US networks as Discovery, National Geographic, History, The CW Network, PBS, A&E, TLC, Lifetime, Travel, ESPN, Discovery Science, and many others. They have also worked with or had their programs air on such respected international networks as Channel 5 UK, RTL Germany, RAI-Italy, France 5, Antena 3 – Spain, the Australian Broadcasting Company and many others. Among MorningStar’s best known programs include the hit series I Survived!, Deadliest Warrior, Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force and Mysteries Decoded.