CBS is developing a reboot of its late 50’s/early 60’s western series “Have Gun – Will Travel” says Deadline. David Mamet will write and direct the potential pilot, and will executive produce the series with Elliott Webb.
Richard Boone starred in the original series as ‘Paladin’, a top-notch gunfighter who preferred to settle problems without violence but stood his ground when provoked.
The original series spawned a successful radio version and one of the main writers was Gene Roddenberry, the man who went on to create “Star Trek”.
Mamet previously worked with CBS on his only TV series to date – the military drama “The Unit”.
CBS tried to reboot another late 50’s western, “The Rifleman”, last year. That project however never made it to pilot.