Carlton Cuse hasn't slowed down at all since Lost went off the air in 2010. He went from running that show to running A&E's new Psycho prequel Bates Motel, he's helping Guillermo del Toro bring The Strain to TV, and now he's bringing a supernatural western comic featuring mystical firearms and dark forces to NBC.
Cuse and screenwriter Ryan Condal are set to adapt the Eisner Award-nominated Oni Press comic book series The Sixth Gun for NBC. The show is part of a multi-year deal between Universal Television and Oni's production company Closed on Mondays Entertainment.
Here's the official synopsis of the Sixth Gun comic from Oni's site.
"During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way."
Condal, whose past work includes still-in-development film adaptations of Greg Rucka's Oni comic Queen and Country and a new Hercules project for MGM, will script the pilot and executive-produce with Cuse and producers Eric Gitter (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and Closed On Mondays' Andy Bourne.
No word yet on when we might get to see this thing, but it's definitely got a promising roster of talent behind it, and who doesn't want to see a show about magic guns?