Russell, Gibson Team For “Barbary Coast” Series

Mel Gibson will co-write and direct “The Barbary Coast,” a TV series set in the San Francisco area in 1849, during the midst of the California Gold Rush, and which the Mark Gordon Company will produce.

Gibson, Kurt Russell and Russell’s stepdaughter Kate Hudson are all set to star in the series, inspired by Herbert Asbury’s novel about the titular region – ground zero for the lawlessness and licentiousness that ensued as thousands of prospectors, adventurers and migrants came together.

Gibson, Russell, Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Wyatt Russell, Bruce Davey and Rick Nicita will executive produce. Entertainment One will distribute and the show will be shopped around to premium cable networks and streaming services.

Source: The Live Feed