Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Ron Moore has once again been tasked to reboot a classic TV show for a modern audience. The man who rebooted Battlestar Galactica is now headed to the old west to remake The Wild Wild West for CBS. More details below.
CBS looks to Trek Vets To Revamp Wild Wild West
CBS is once again bringing back a classic show for a modern audience. This time it is the action-adventure Western The Wild Wild West, which originally ran for four seasons from 1965-1969. According to Deadline CBS is currently in negotiations with Star Trek vet Ron Moore (who also successfully rebooted the Battlestar franchise) to bring revamp The Wild Wild West for a 21st century audience. Moore will be joined by former CSI exec producer Naren Shankar, who also worked with Moore as a science consultant and story editor on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Shankar and Moore are writing and executive producing the remake of The Wild Wild West. The original series focused on two secret service agents in the post Civil War west.
Artemus Gorden (Ross Martin) and James West (Robert Conrad) in "The Wild Wild West")
Along with Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci’s successful revamp of Hawaii Five-0, this is the second year in a row that CBS has looked to writer/producers who had worked in the Star Trek franchise to help redo their classic properties. Hopefully someday soon CBS will look to bring Star Trek back to the small screen.
Speaking of crossovers between Star Trek and The Wild Wild West, both shows ran concurrently. This means that both shared many of the same guest actors. Here is a video from YouTube showing the Trek/Wild Wild West crossovers.