TNT Orders 1880s Western 'Gateway' to Pilot

1:30 PM PST 08/18/2011 by Lacey Rose
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Bruce C. McKenna

The Turner-owned cable network has ordered the action-adventure from Warner Horizon with a cast-contingent clause.

TNT has given a cast-contingent pilot pick-up to its post Civil War era western, Gateway.

The scripted effort, an action-adventure from Warner Horizon Television, is set in the 1880's in a small Colorado town called Gateway.

The story centers around three brothers who step in to save their town when their sheriff father is murdered. They are pit against a corrupt cattle baron who is determined to make the town his own.

Bruce C. McKenna (The Pacific, Band of Brothers) is on board as an executive producer, with Danny Cannon (CSI, Dark Blue, Nikita) attached to executive produce and direct the pilot. 

If it ultimately gets ordered to series, it will join a schedule populated by other hit cable dramas, including Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer and newer entry Falling Skies.

McKenna and Cannon are both repped by CAA.

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