‘The Sixth Gun’ Takes Aim At NBC

Former “Lost” executive producer Carlton Cuse joins the potential TV adaptation of the Oni Press comic.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last summer, Syfy announced that it was planning a TV miniseries adaptation of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s comic book series, “The Sixth Gun.” But apparently plans have changed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Sixth Gun” is now set up at NBC as a potential weekly series with screenwriter Ryan Condal set to write the pilot and Carlton Cuse already on board to serve as an executive producer on the project alongside Condal.

Originally published by Oni Press in 2010, “The Sixth Gun” takes place in the old west and follows the legend of six mythical guns. Dark forces arise when the Sixth Gun (which is said to be the most powerful weapon of the six) turns up in the hands of a young woman named Becky Montcrief.

“The Sixth Gun” is being produced by Universal TV and Closed on Mondays Entertainment. Last year, Bunn and Hurtt also landed a development deal at Showtime for their comic book series “The Damned.”

Cuse is perhaps best known as the executive producer and co-showrunner of “Lost.” He has also been in extremely high demand lately, joining both A&E’s “Bates Motel” series and FX’s upcoming adaptation of Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain.”

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