HBO Developing Peter Berg Western Drama 'Untamed'

Peter Berg

"Battleship" director Peter Berg was photographed at 3 La Croisette opposite the Palais. "I've been to Cannes but never for the zoo that is the film festival," said Berg, whose U.S. Navy SEALs action/drama project "Lone Survivor" sold out global rights at Cannes.

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.