Discovery Channel, Robert Redford Team for Scripted Series ‘The West’

Discovery Channel and Robert Redford have partnered once again, this time for a a series exploring the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and the turn of the 20th century.

“The West,” from Sundance Prods. and Stephen David Entertainment, will explore the characters of this violent, blood-soaked period in American history, from Jesse James to Crazy Horse to Buffalo Bill. Discovery will bow the scripted project in 2014.

“‘The West’ will expose the triumphs, tragedies and legendary characters who gave rise to the taming of the American West,” said Discovery and TLC Networks topper Eileen O’Neill.

Added Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance, “The stories of the American West are epic and profound with some of the biggest, most renowned and mythologized characters.”

Discovery and Redford teamed most recently for documentary “All the President’s Men Revisited.” DRG has international rights to “The West.”

Exec producers for “The West” include Stephen David, Redford, Michaelchyshyn and Michael Sorensen.

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