CBS Planning Wild Wild West Reboot
The Wild Wild West
CBS is attempting to revive the 1960s series The Wild Wild West, according to Deadline.com.
The network has tapped Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore and CSI executive producer Naren Shankar to write and executive-produce the remake. The duo previously worked together on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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The original CBS action-adventure Western, which aired from 1965-1969, followed Secret Service Agents James West and Artmeus Gordon as they traveled around on their luxury train, the Wanderer, investigating crimes in post-Civil War America. Robert Conrad originated the role of West and Ross Martin played Gordon. A film adaptation starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline underwhelmed at the box office in 1999.
CBS has had recent success with another reboot, Hawaii Five-0, which was recently picked up for a full season.