Deadline Hollywood has Carlton Cuse Executive Producing. Everybody is harping on Cuse being one of the co-showrunners for Lost. That’s not the interesting bit, in terms of Cuse being appropriate for The Sixth Gun. The comic, by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt is a horror western, concerning ancient mystical artifacts currently manifesting themselves as six-shooters. The dead have risen and all sorts of dark forces are converging on the guns. Bad things will happen if the artifacts are united. It’s a really good comic, if you haven’t given it a look.
Before he did Lost, Cuse had another western. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. was a very strange western featuring an orb of mysterious origins and all manner of fantastical and science fiction elements. The Sixth Gun is straight up horror, while Brisco County had a much more whimsical side to it, but Brisco + Lost certainly puts you in general vicinity of Sixth Gun.
That, and having a Lost guy on it certainly can’t hurt it’s fortunes with NBC. The production is based out of Universal TV, which also happens to be where one of Brubaker’s pilots is based out of.