The show follows the incredible true-life story of Rick, aka “THE WINGMAN,” a successful purveyor of chicken wings, who turned $100 into a 100 store chicken wing chain, only to lose it all to his staff of misfits. In the first episode, he announces a significant milestone, the opening of his 100th chicken wing restaurant. With the same breath and consistent with his ‘Wild’ nature, he then decides to tell his franchisees that he will be shifting gears and playing himself in a fictitious mockumentary for a change of pace. The show was influenced by the incredible events surrounding his personal life.
Rooted in the present day this digitally remastered docuseries takes place mostly in reality extenuated by fantastic flashbacks, delusion flash forwards and cartoonish side characters. WingMen is a mix of comedy and drama employing a various style of shooting disciplines such as interviews, talking into the camera, funny interstitials and fly on the wall techniques.
Wolfe Brothers Entertainment originally conceived the idea and called the pilot Rags To Rick. Principle shooting started June 2013 in Aurora Ontario Canada at the corporate office Wingmen Headquarters. After financing difficulties in Nov 2013, the show could no longer be funded by the Wolfe Brothers. They subsequently sold the footage to a new entity called Passion Play Media who became the rights holder. They rebranded the show to WingMen. Roy Wolfe stayed on as a consultant, however, was replaced by his brother Mitch who was eventually cast to play himself as the executive producer. Initially created as a TV show, it had to be recut to a digital format before it could air on Amazon Prime. To date, we have 12 hours of great content, which includes 36 episodes.