Back in October, we reported that the Oni Press comic The Sixth Gun was being developed for television by NBC with LOST co-creator Carlton Cuse and screenwriter Ryan Condal executive producing the series. Today, EW is reporting that NBC has officially ordered a pilot for the series.
The comic, created by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, is described as follows:
“During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.”