Pilot season is upon us in Hollywood, and Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s acclaimed THE SIXTH GUN has gotten a pilot order at NBC with Carlton Cuse (Lost) on board to produce.
Cuse and screenwriter Ryan Condal are behind Oni Press’ graphic novel series The Sixth Gun for NBC. The project, which is being produced by Universal TV and Oni’s production company Closed on Mondays Entertainment, is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl named Becky Montcrief, dark forces reawaken.
Condal will pen the script with Cuse set to serve as exec producer and showrunner on the Universal Television and Oni Press-produced drama. Eric Gitter and Andy Borne will exec produce the drama. The Sixth Gun marks Cuse’s second project this season, joining A&E’s upcoming Psycho-inspired drama series Bates Motel, which bows in March. Cuse and Condal are with WME.
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