In addition to acting in the proposed series, Gibson has been tapped to direct, produce, and co-write the program. Perhaps to offset this extra workload, he will be playing a recurring character instead of a leading one. As for Russell and Hudson, they will both headline the show, but also serve as executive producers on a team that includes the latter’s brother Oliver Hudson, Bruce Davey, Wyatt Russell and Rick Nicita. No network has picked The Barbary Coast up yet, but Entertainment One will handle international distribution of the program.
Little details are forthcoming about the show, but it is known that it will take place in San Francisco during the Gold Rush of the 1840’s:
Based on “Gangs of New York” author Herbert Asbury’s book The Barbary Coast centers on an infamous section of San Francisco that became a center of crime and depravity for nearly seven decades following widespread gold speculation in the region.
“Most people don’t know the scandalous history behind San Francisco, and ‘The Barbary Coast’ offers a rich portrayal of a period when success was often attained through illicit and brutal means,” said Mark Gordon. “I’m excited that Kurt and Kate are working together alongside Mel, whose astute direction will bring this devious time in our history to life.”
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