Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CBS Rebooting "The Wild, Wild, West"

According to reports, CBS will reboot the 1960's western TV series "The Wild, Wild West" with producers Naren Shankar ("CSI") and Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), for CBS TV Studios and Sony Pictures TV.

Shankar and Moore will write and executive produce the pilot, following Secret Service Agents 'James "Jim" West', a charming gunslinger and 'Artemus Gordon', a gadgeteer and master of disguise, with their mission to protect President Ulysses S. Grant and the United States from dangerous threats, while traveling in luxury aboard their own laboratory-equipped train, the 'Wanderer'.

The original "Wild, Wild West" series of 104 episodes, ran for 4 seasons on CBS, September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969, conceived by its creator Michael Garrison, as "James Bond on horseback", incorporating classic Western elements with espionage, science fiction/alternate history ideas, horror and comedy.

In the 'James Bond' tradition, the show always had beautiful women, clever weapons and delusional arch-enemies with half-insane plots to take over the country or the world.

The opening, main title theme was composed by Richard Markowitz.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Wild, Wild West"...