Robert Redford-produced series ‘The West’ greenlit by Discovery Channel
Set to premiere in 2014, the new series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won.
From Jesse James and Crazy Horse to Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill, “The West” explores characters at the center of this violent, blood-soaked period in American history by following their struggles to claim the western region of the United States.
“The stories of the American West are epic and profound with some of the biggest, most renowned and mythologized characters,” Redford and Michalchyshyn said in a joint statement. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Stephen David to bring this series to the world.”