I’m hearing Ron Moore—the genius writer-producer responsible for rebooting a little show called Battlestar Galactica— and former CSI EP Naren Shankar are in the very early stages of developing a remake of the ’60s classic The Wild, Wild West.
And I mean very early stages (read: it could be weeks or even months before he starts pitching it to the networks).
The original series—which ran on CBS from 1965 to 1969—starred Robert Conrad and Ross Martin as Secret Service agents who get reassigned to the Old West. It was described at the time as “James Bond on horseback,” per my good buddy Willie Wikipedia.
Other high-profile reboots being eyed for next season include Bryan Fuller’s Munsters redo at NBC and David E. Kelley’s Wonder Woman update (network TBD).