Press Release: Oni Press Talks To Their SIXTH GUN Creators About The NBC Pilot
Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree, creators of Oni Press' The Sixth Gun discuss their excitement about the pilot in the works at NBC which features the cast of Laura Ramsey, W. Earl Brown, Graham McTavish and Aldis Hodge.
Today at the RevolutiONIze Comics Panel, Oni Press talked with five of their creators about current and upcoming projects. The panel consisted of The Sixth Gun creative team CULLEN BUNN, BRIAN HURTT & BILL CRABTREE. Also on the panel was the talented Helheim artist JOËLLE JONES & Swamp Thing writer CHARLES SOULE.
Oni Press’s Editor in Chief, James Lucas Jones, started right away with Bunn, Hurtt, and Crabtree. “We’ve been dying to let The Sixth Gun fans know what’s going on with the newly greenlit pilot on NBC. The pilot begins shooting March 18th and a few cast members have already been announced. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) will be playing the female lead character, Becky Montcrief. Other cast members recently added are W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) playing General Hume, Graham McTavish (The Hobbit) in the role of Silas Hedgepeth, and Aldis Hodge (Leverage) as Agent Mercer.”
The Sixth Gun pilot is written by Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars), directed by Jeffrey Reiner, and produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost).
When asked what it feels like to have your comic book turned into a TV pilot, The Sixth Gun team couldn’t be more ecstatic. “This has been a big part of my life’s work and I couldn’t be more humbled and overjoyed to see this series picked up,” said Bunn. Hurtt added, “I’m very excited at the prospect of seeing our work brought to life and equally excited by the creative folks involved in this venture! Their enthusiasm and grasp of the world we’ve created is humbling!”
Colorist Bill Crabtree said, “Being on this journey with these two goofballs has been more than fun and I hope to see this show picked up for a season.” Hurtt added, “I just want thank all of our fans who bought our books, came to shows to say hello, and told their friends about The Sixth Gun. Without our fans, this dream of being a comic book artist would not be real.”
Since the announcement of the pilot from NBC, curiosity got the better of me and I've read the first few issues of The Sixth Gun and it's a great concept that should work well for television provided NBC treats it with respect and dials back the kitsch. The first bit of footage will be extremely important for this series. If you're not familiar with the series, you can get a sense of what it's about from this rad fan-made trailer from Adam Condal.
SIXTH GUN TRAILER from Adam Condal on Vimeo.
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