HBO Confirms “Lewis and Clark” Series

HBO has given the green light to the miniseries “Lewis and Clark” which Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman will executive produce for HBO, National Geographic Entertainment, Playtone, Plan B and Class 5.

Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts will star as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, respectively, in this six-hour historical drama based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book “Undaunted Courage” about America’s first contact with the land and native tribes of the country west of the Mississippi River.

The story follows the journey of the Corps of Discovery and its captains, Lewis and Clark, on their mission to deliver President Thomas Jefferson’s message of sovereignty, as they search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific.

John Curran (“The Painted Veil”) will direct, and Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific”), Curran and Norton will serve as writers on the project which begins filming this Summer.

Source: Variety