Warlocks Rising depicts a real life Florida 1% club.
The Discovery Channel has learned over the years that motorcylce based shows have been popular sellers with the viewing audience. Back in 2002 even I was contacted by Discovery on their upcoming special on Harley-Davidson’s 100th anniversary. Follow that with West Coast Choppers and Jesse James, OC Choppers, and other shows, and Discovery was keen to take a cue from FX’s runaway smash hit Sons Of Anarchy and adapt a series fitting with their “real life” format. Discovery has ordered up 4 hour long episodes of Warlocks Rising which chronicles a Florida motorcycle club. True to form the Warlocks are a 1% club which by definition means they are outlaw as depicted by the Sons of Anarchy.
The show is set to premiere July 5th on the cable network, and no doubt fans of S.O.A jonesing for season 6 will be glued to all episodes as well as those who prefer their men of mayhem to be real instead of fictitional.
Official Discovery press release:
Take a ride with the Warlocks Motorcycle Club as Discovery enters the secret brotherhood of a notorious biker club in Florida. With its members struggling to balance family and club life, WARLOCKS RISING gives a never-before-seen look at this unpredictable subculture Friday, July 5 at 9 PM ET/PT.
WARLOCKS RISING goes inside The Warlocks, one of the country’s most infamous 1% motorcycle clubs. The 1% moniker stems from a controversial quote from the American Motorcycle Association stating that 99% of all motorcycle riders are law abiding citizens, implying that 1% were not. Today, 1% motorcycle clubs are considered outlaws by law enforcement and the government. Despite this reputation and risk, these Warlocks members devote their loyalty to the club, putting brotherhood above all else; no risk is too great. But this loyalty is the root cause of their biggest conflict – attempting to balance family life with the violent subculture the Warlocks live in. Each episode follows this group of bikers as they struggle to solve their personal problems while staying true to the Warlocks’ 1% life. But in the end, each of them must choose to make sacrifices to pay the price for the freedom they desire.