NBC has hired TV director Jeffrey Reiner to helm the upcoming TV pilot for The Sixth Gun. The Peacock Network ordered the pilot episode for the fall 2013 TV season.
As reported by Deadline.com, Jeffery Reiner is a regular over at NBC. He has directed episodes of many of their genre TV series, including The Event, Awake, and Surface. The Sixth Gun series was originally conceived as a project for SyFy, but because of the success of the post-apocalyptic TV series Revolution, NBC decided to develop the project for network TV instead. It’s worth noting that Reiner also directed the TV pilot for David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman pilot, which never aired. Hopefully, The Sixth Gun will fare better than those shows.
The Sixth Gun is based on the comic book series of the same name by writer Cullen Bunn & artist Brian Hurtt. It was published by Oni Press and Closed on Mondays. The pilot episode will be produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.) and written by Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars). Eric Gitter and Andy Borne of Closed on Mondays will serve as the pilot’s executive producers.
The story follows a shadowy gunfighter named Drake Sinclair, who is sworn to protect an innocent girl who is in possession of a mysterious pistol that begins awakening dark forces. The Sixth Gun takes place during the darkest days of the Civil War and combines elements of science fiction with the supernatural.
You can read the Eisner Award-nominated first issue of The Sixth Gun for FREE at OniPress.com.