“Thrillsville” will be based off of a heroic story about a man (James Spring) who deemed his life had been utterly unremarkable, and decided on his 40th birthday to go and do something to help someone. So he went to Mexico to rescue two kidnapped girls from their meth-addicted parents who were on the run for murder. The story was originally aired on This American Life, episode 402, the segment titled “Midnight Cowboy.”
The inspirational story will be turned into a drama series, it’s unknown if Wilson will star in the series, or simply produce it. Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars) is penning the script.