CBS is moving forward with a remake of the 60’s TV hit The Wild Wild West, Deadline reports.
CBS is looking to revive the 1960s action-adventure Western The Wild Wild West with former CSI executive producer/co-showrunner Naren Shankar and Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore. The network is negotiating a deal for the project, which will be co-produced by CBS TV Studios, where Shankar is based with an overall deal, and Sony Pictures TV, where Moore is under an overall deal.
Shankar and Moore will write and produce the remake. Here’s more from Deadline:
“[The Wild Wild West] follows two Secret Service Agents who investigate federal crimes in post Civil War America. The original series, which creator Michael Garrison described as “James Bond on horseback,” was set during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant who served from 1869-77. It centered on Secret Service agents James West, a gunslinger played by Robert Connrad, and Artemus Gordon, a gadget-maker played by Ross Martin, who traveled the country aboard their luxury train, the Wanderer, as they did missions to protect the President.”
EW broke the news early last month (see story here) that the network was in early stages of development on the project.