5:03pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
HBO Developing Peter Berg Western Drama 'Untamed'
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.