It appears that the story of Billy the Kid, the renowned bandit of the Wild West who wreaked havoc in the late 1800s, will be retold once more. Billy the Kid is said to have been born Henry McCarty, according to history. Billy the Kid was left to fend for himself after his mother passed away when he was young, and he swiftly headed down the wrong path. After an argument, he committed his first murder in 1877, and at about the same time, he changed his name to William, which led to his subsequent nickname of Billy the Kid. Billy the Kid, who quickly gained a reputation as a gunslinger, lived a brief life, dying at the age of 21, but his legend only increased from there.
Most people are familiar with Billy the Kid since he has been the subject of almost 50 films from the Golden Age of Westerns. This tendency does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon, as a new project centered on the iconic figure is already under production. The premium channel Epix, which has previously shown dramas such as “Pennyworth, Godfather of Harlem,” is currently developing a series called Billy the Kid, created by Michael Hirst, the writer of previous successes such as “Vikings” and “The Tudors.” Here’s all we know about the impending Billy the Kid TV series thus far.
Synopsis and the plot of “Billy The Kid”
Billy the Kid is based on the life of William H. Bonney, will be an epic romantic adventure based on the life of Billy the Kid, from his poor Irish background and early days as a cowboy and gunslinger on the American frontier, to his key involvement in the Lincoln County War and beyond. The project will follow in the footsteps of all previous Billy the Kid films and television shows, the most recent of which being Vincent D’Onofrio’s “The Kid,” in which Dane DeHaan stars as the main character. Val Kilmer, Paul Newman, and Emilio Estevez have all portrayed Billy the Kid in the past.
The synopsis of Billy the Kid is said to have killed roughly 21 individuals during his criminal rampage, although this figure is likely far lower. Billy the Kid engaged in the Lincoln County War and was captured and executed in 1880 after killing Sheriff Brady in the midst of the conflict. The young man was cunning and adaptive, and he was able to elude capture, but his life as a fugitive came to an end in 1881 when he was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett. While Garrett was Billy the Kid’s assassin, he is also the reason the outlaw’s reputation has endured for over a century and a half.
Garrett authored a book on Billy the Kid called “The Authentic Life of Billy, the Kid” shortly after his death (via Goodreads). Sheriff Garrett will most certainly feature in the next Epix series, depending on how deep into the historical figure’s life it goes.
When will “Billy The Kid” be premiered?
There is not enough information on the series billy the kid being released on a specific date yet. Only two casting announcements have been made so far for the new series “Billy the Kid,” and no date has been set for production. As a result, it’s difficult to predict when the first season of the program will air on Epix, but we may make educated guesses.
The first season of “Pennyworth” was released on July 28, 2019, therefore if the future Western TV series follows a similar timeline, Season 1 of “Billy the Kid” might premiere on Epix in May 2022. Although there is a number of factors that go into producing a television series and when it comes to “Billy the Kid” releasing then aside from its basic premise and a few cast members, we can’t say whether the show will require somewhat time for trying to cast, filmmaking, post-production, or really any aspect of the production chain.
Trailer of “Billy The Kid”
Cast and Crew of “Billy The Kid”
Only two roles have been cast for Billy the Kid as of yet, although they are unquestionably the most crucial to the tale. The first is Billy the Kid, who will be played by newcomer Tom Blyth, who is most known for his performance as Sid in the independent film “Scott and Sid,” as well as his upcoming part in the historical drama “The Gilded Age.” In “Billy the Kid,” he plays a young man with “a decency and restraint in his temperament… whose gun hand seems to move quicker than the eye can perceive, yet he derives no satisfaction from murdering, believing he’s more sinned against than sinning.”
Daniel Webber, who has been in the profession a little longer than Blyth, will star alongside her. Webber has already portrayed a well-known historical character, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the miniseries “11.22.63,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. In addition, the actor has acted in films such as “Escape from Pretoria” and “The Punisher,” among others. Webber will portray Jesse Evans, a fellow criminal who likes his lifestyle and is the head of the Seven Rivers Gang in “Billy the Kid.”
Full Cast of “Billy The Kid”
Tom Blyth, Daniel Webber, Eileen O’Higgins, Dakota Daulby, Sean Owens Roberts, Jonah Collier, Ryan Kennedy, Siobhan Williams, Brendan Fletcher, Shaun Benson, Chad Rook, Lisa Chandler, Zak Santiago, Luke Camilleri, Vincent Walsh, Nuria Vega, Leif Nystrom, Horatio James, Jamie Beamish, Guillermo Alonso, Vitaliy Demens, Nash Nystrom, Andrew Marley-Clarke, Spencer Streichert, Emerson Fraser, Chris Patrick-Simpson, Joey Batey, Teach Grant, Adrian Hough, Kayla Deorksen, Peter Strand Rumpel, Max Girard, Deanna Mae Lloyd, Nick Bohle, Jake Foy, Trevor Lerner, Jason Burkart, Mathias Retamal, Gardiner Millar, Dominic Mariche, David Haysom, Brian Quintero, Bud Klasky, Declan O’Reilly, Sandra Flores, Stephane Legault, Lonni Olson, Rosalba Perez, E.J. Katz, Isa Sanchez, Alejandro Herrera Gil, Adriana Vasquez, John Warkentin, Braden Overwater, Trevor Campbell, Gage Nicholl, Sara Fowlow, Stefan, Rasporich, Ganna Samoylenko and Jeff Hanni
Directors of “Billy The Kid”
Michael Nankin, Rachel Leiterman and Otto Bathurst
Producers of “Billy The Kid”
Nick Iannelli, Brian Leslie Parker, Otto Bathrust, Donald De Line, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Michael Hirst and Toby Leslie