After Vikings, Michael Hirst goes West


Today, April 3rd, in Cannes, the pilot of the new series signed by Michael Hirst, Billy The Kid, is being shown in public for the first time. After exploring the universe of Henry VIII in The Tudors, the saga of Ragnar Lothbrok, and his heirs in Vikings, the showrunner crosses the ocean and the United States to go straight to the heart of the country and tell the story of one of the most famous legends. of the American Wild West.

Hirst will romance the story of William H. Bonney – later known and feared as Billy the Kid – from his humble Irish roots and his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger on the American frontier, to his role in the Lincoln County War and beyond. Lots of action and drama. Michael Hirst’s hope is that, just like in Vikings, where the flawed anti-hero has pleased the world that viewers around the world will identify with Billy The Kid, a man he finds misunderstood and who navigated the rugged landscape and wild west like no one else.

The first season has only 8 episodes and shows how William was influenced by his immigrant roots to fight corruption. Directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders), it features actor Tom Blyth in the lead role. The series is distributed internationally by MGM, which signals that, overseas, the destination on the platforms could be Amazon Prime Video. Let’s follow up!

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