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[04/03/14 - 08:59 AM]
Discovery Channel Unveils 2014-2015 Upfront Slate
Highlights include the new scripted entry "The West," from Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions.

[12/17/13 - 07:56 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production of Factual Series "The West"
The series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won.







WEST, THE (DISCOVERY)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/17/13 - 4/3/14
STATUS:
currently in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery's press release, April 2014) THE WEST - Executive produced for Discovery by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn's Sundance Productions, who recently produced Discovery's Emmy Award nominated documentary All the Presidents Men Revisited, and Stephen David Entertainment, this special series will provide unprecedented access into the wilderness, frontier lawlessness, and bloodshed of the 40 years between the end of the American Civil War and after the turn of the 20th Century, when the west was won. From Jesse James and Crazy Horse, to Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill, the characters at the center of this violent, blood-soaked period in American history are explored as each episode follows the stories and struggles of the West's most infamous outlaws as they fight for their land and identity.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Laura Michalchyshyn as EP
· Michael Sorensen as EP (Discovery)
· Robert Redford as EP
· Stephen David as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Stephen David Entertainment
· Sundance Productions