NBC Orders Pilot For ‘Sixth Gun’
NBC has placed an order for some new pilot episodes for the fall and perhaps one of the most interesting among them is Sixth Gun, which is based on the Oni Press comic book, which was created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt. The pilot, which is hoped will spawn a TV series is to be produced by Carlton Cuse, who is best known for his work on ‘Lost’.
Below is how Oni Press describe the story:
During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.
Other pilot orders include:
Holding Patterns, an “ensemble comedy about a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash;” an untitled show from DJ Nash where “a son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce;” Girlfriend In A Coma, from Dick Wolf, where “after almost two decades, a 34-year-old woman wakes up from a coma to find out she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when her life was put on hold;” and Blacklist, where “the world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.” (Ya think someone just saw The Following?)
Of course not all of these pilots will make it onto our TV screens, but the network has given the go ahead for pilot shooting.
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