HBO Developing Peter Berg Western Drama 'Untamed'

The 'Friday Night Lights' creator will executive produce and direct the project, with 'The Revenant' scribe Mark L. Smith on board to write.
Peter Berg

HBO is eyeing another western.

The premium cable network that aired Deadwood a decade ago is developing a new hourlong Wild West set drama from multi-hyphenate Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights).

Titled Untamed, the project follows three mismatched travelers as they set out on a treacherous trek from 1840s Wyoming across the Rocky Mountains to Utah. Along the way, they’re forced to embrace some of their most primitive instincts — both good and bad — to survive.

Berg will direct the drama, with Mark L. Smith (Vacancy, The Revenant) on board to pen the script. Both will serve as executive producers, and Alissa Bachner will co-produce.

Other projects in the works at HBO include sci-fi drama Westworld, from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, and U.K. genre conspiracy thriller Utopia, from David Fincher and Gillian Flynn.

Entertainment Weekly first reported news of the development.

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