Pete Berg, Liz Heldens Sell Western to NBC

10:00 AM PST 08/25/2011 by Lacey Rose
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Pete Berg

The "Friday Night Lights" producers are creating a story told from a female point of view.

NBC has ordered a script for a western from Friday Night Lights' Pete Berg and Liz Heldens.

While details are being kept under wraps, it is billed as a western story told from a female point of view.

The project, which hails from Universal Media Studios and Berg's Film 44, counts Berg (Wonderland) and Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights, Trauma) as executive producers. Heldens (Love Bites, Mercy) is attached to write and EP. 

The project joins a cadre of small screen western efforts, including AMC's upcoming series Hell On Wheels, set during the building of the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1860s, and A&E pilot Longmire, about a widowed sheriff in Absaroka County, Wyoming.

More recently, TNT ordered Gateway, while ABC and CBS nabbed David Zabel's Gunslinger and James Mangold's Ralph Lamb, respectively. 

Heldens is repped by ICM; Berg and Aubrey are repped by WME.

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