Discovery Channel heads West with Redford

ROBERT_REDFORDRobert Redford’s Sundance Productions is creating a new factual series for US cable net Discovery Channel.

The West will chart the lawless frontiers of the American West in the 40 years that followed the end of the American Civil War. It launches next year.

Sundance Productions (All the President’s Men Revisited), which Redford operates with former Discovery exec Laura Michalchyshyn, is attached to produce along with Stephen David Entertainment.

“The stories of the American West are epic and profound with some of the biggest, most renowned and mythologized characters,” said Redford and Michalchyshyn in a statement.

MTG-owned indie DRG has acquired distribution rights outside the US.