CBS Wild Wild West remake will be written and produced by Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore.
CBS Wild Wild West remake coming. Some people probably don’t remember the Wild Wild West TV series, but CBS is getting ready for a remake. First it was Hawaii Five-0, now it’s the western classic.
The network is negotiating a deal to revive the Western action-drama. Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore and former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation showrunner Naren Shankar will write and executive produce the pilot. It centers on two Secret Service agents investigating federal crimes after the Civil War.
Wild Wild West ran from 1965 to 1969 and, since the series aired on CBS and originated at CBS Studios, the network retained the rights to the show. The series centered on James West and the gadget-maker Artemis Gordon, who traveled by train and took on missions to protect the President. Some movies were actually based on the series.
CBS is following in its own footsteps of high-profile remakes. The network’s newly retooled Hawaii Five-0 is among the highest-rated programs of the 2010-2011 season to date. Bringing back the older shows sounds like a good idea.