Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore Bringing The Wild Wild West Back to TV


Probably due to the success of their latest old show reboot in “Hawaii 5-0″ (an entertaining enough show, if you don’t expect too much from it), the boys and gals at CBS are bringing back another old TV show — “The Wild Wild West”. Producers Ron Moore (of “Battlestar Galactica” fame) and Naren Shankar are currently developing the new version of “West” for CBS.

The original “Wild Wild West” show ran for four years on CBS from 1965 to 1969, and starred Robert Conrad as “James Bond on a horse” and Ross Martin as his Q., master of gadgets and disguises. Together, the duo battled the West’s wacky cast of villains, including the nefarious Loveless. Hollywood made a big-screen movie based on the show in 1999 with Will Smith (!) in the lead and Kenneth Branagh as Loveless.

No word on how Moore and Shankar’s version will differ from the original, but given Moore’s current streak of “gritty” genre TV shows, you can probably expect a slightly less upbeat, more downbeat version of the Wild West. Of course, Moore could have gotten tired of putting miserable people on TV being all miserable by now, but who knows.

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at)
  • Bad Zack

    id watch this

  • Bad Zack

    id watch this

  • Anonymous

    If it’s more “Adventures of Briscoe County” versus something like “Jonah Hex” or the feature version, I’d watch, too, but I guess “Briscoe County” was playing off “WWW” to begin with

  • John

    Kellan Lutz as James T. West,

    Jake Canuso as Artemus Gordon
    Mark Povinelli as Miguelito Loveless
    Michael Madsen as President Ulysses S. Grant.
    Director: Robert Rodriguez (Once Upon a Time in Mexico)

    Photography: Daniel Pearl (Pathfinder)

    Design (Peyote Steampunk): Sean Hargreaves (Thirteen Ghosts), Bernardo Trujillo (Giant Marionette Project), and I-Wei Huang (Steamworks)

    Action: Bradley James Allan (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World)

    Music: Stewart Copeland (Wide Sargasso Sea) and Red Baraat (Chaal Baby)
    Editor: Sue Kesler (The X-Files)
    Story Editor: Joe R. Lansdale
    In the tradition of the original show’s Henry Sharp artist-turned-writer:
    Ben Edlund (Supernatural ), Brendan McCarthy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Howard Chaykin (Century West), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Tad Stones (Hellboy Animated), Rob Schrab (Monster House), Evan Dorkin (Beasts of Burden), Sam Kieth (Trout), and Doug Tennapel (Iron West)
    Some other possible writers and directors:
    Adam Abraham and Gibson Frazier (Man of the Century), Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans), Richard Ayoade (AD/BC: A Rock Opera), Bryan Barber (Idlewild), Sid Bennett (Mermaids: The Body Found), Matt Berry (Snuff Box), Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer), Kerry Conran (Sky Captain), Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep), Joe Dante (The Second Civil War), Peter David (Oblivion), Ernesto Díaz Espinoza (Kiltro), Paul Dini (Mutant, Texas), Joseph Dougherty (Cast a Deadly Spell), Jay Dubin (Beakman’s World), Richard Elfman (Forbidden Zone), Chris Elliott (The Shroud of the Thwacker), Mark Ellis (The Night of the Iron Tyrants), Neil Gaiman (Mr. Hero the Newmatic Man), Bob Gale (Interstate 60), Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), Brian Henson (Farscape), John Hodgman (The Areas of My Expertise), Savage Steve Holland (Better Off Dead), John Hyams (Rank), Jim Jarmusch (Ghost Dog), Terry Jones (Evil Machines), Mike Judge (Idiocracy), Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia), Ken Levine (BioShock), Richard Liebmann-Smith (The James Boys), Liam Lynch (The Pick of Destiny), Guy Maddin (The Saddest Music in the World), Neil Marshall (The Descent), Ryan McFaul (NTSF:SD:SUV), Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), Errol Morris (Believing Is Seeing), Lance Mungia (Six String Samurai), Michael J. Nelson (Death Rat!), Michael Nesmith (The Long, Sandy Hair of Neftoon Zamora), Stacy Peralta (Riding Giants), J.T. Petty (The Burrowers), Earl Mac Rauch (Buckaroo Banzai),Adam Reed and Matt Thompson (Archer), Mo Rocca (All the Presidents’ Pets), Markus Rothkranz (To the Ends of Time), Tim Schafer (Grim Fandango), Gavin Scott (The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne), Amy Sedaris (Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not), Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach), Yahoo Serious (Young Einstein), Morgan Spurlock (Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?), Richard Stanley (Dust Devil), John Swartzwelder (The Time Machine Did It), Stephen Tobolowsky (True Stories), Jeff Tremaine (Jackass), Brian Trenchard-Smith (The Quest), Will Vinton (The Adventures of Mark Twain), Sarah Vowell (The Partly Cloudy Patriot), Steve Wang (Drive), Dooma Wendschuh and Corey May (Assasin’s Creed), Alex Winter (Freaked), Thomas J. Wright (Millenium), and Mark Zaslove (Mighty Max)