NBC’s The Sixth Gun Casts Treme’s Michiel Huisman In The Lead Role

By Nick Venable | Published


Thankfully, producer Carlton Cuse doesn’t have the prolific hit-or-miss success rate that his Lost brethren of Damon Lindelof and J.J. Abrams do. His next project, Bates Motel, begins this week, and we’ll see if it has the lasting power of Lost, or less likely, the one-season cult appeal of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. We’ll just avoid all comparisons to Nash Bridges if possible.

His next series, the supernatural Western comic book adaptation The Sixth Gun, has finally landed on a leading man, hiring actor Michiel Huisman for the role. The North Holland-born actor first found fame in America for his role of Sonny, a drug-addled street musician, in HBO’s New Orleans drama Treme, and for his guest stint as a hot-shit music producer on ABC’s Nashville. Huisman’s casting came after months of searching, and as a fan of the comic, I’m all for his involvement.

He’ll star opposite the recently-added Laura Ramsey (Kill the Irishman) as Drake Sinclair, a gunslinger and all-around egotistical guy. The mythical six guns each have their own supernatural power, and when the sixth and most powerful gun finds its way to an innocent farm girl (Ramsey), all kinds of Hell begins to break loose. With his mysterious past guiding his moves, Sinclair searches for the sixth gun, believing it will lead him to riches and power.

The show also recently hired Pedro Pascal (Red Widow, James LeGros (Girls), Chin Han (Last Resort), and Aldis Hodge (Leverage). Production should begin in the next couple of months.