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Laura Ramsey Takes Lead in Supernatural Western The Sixth Gun
by Susana Polo | 2:07 pm, February 26th, 2013
Oni Press’ The Sixth Gun concerns the adventures of a few good heroes and six pistols that grant mysterious powers upon the gunslingers whose lives in which they entwine themselves. But nobody’s lining up to form a six-man superhero team here: the Six are deadly, magical, mysterious weapons with subtle minds of their own and their owners wind up fighting the guns’ curse as often as those who would kill them to obtain them. And then, you know, there are undead Confederate generals, flesh-eating plagues, thunderbirds, train robberies, and more ghosts than you can shake a trap at.
NBC is currently producing a pilot for a putative television series based on Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn‘s comic series, and Laura Ramsey will be taking the lead role of Becky Montcrief.
NBC’s adaptation of The Sixth Gungraphic novels has found its lead. Laura Ramsey (The Ruins) will star in the Carlton Cuse-produced pilot. Written by Ryan Condal, directed by Jeffrey Reiner and produced by Uni TV.
Becky begins the story having just unexpectedly inherited the titular Sixth Gun from her murdered father, an event that both puts her in terrible danger from the vile men who want to complete their set, and grants her a great and mysterious power. To defeat General Hume and his men, she’s initially joined by gunslinger with a (what else) shadowy past Drake Sinclair, to defeat General Hume and his men.
It’ll be Ramsey’s first return to television since 2010, though her credits include Lords of Dogtown and She’s the Man. Ramsey is joined by The Hobbit‘s Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Leverage‘s Aldis Hodge, and Deadwood‘s W. Earl Brown.