Westerns are the new zombie/vampire/lost-on-an-island theme!
Sean Hayes, yes that Sean Hayes, is producing a western for NBC, which will center around Jacob Morris, a "young, eccentric East Coast doctor of mental disorders who moves to a primitive Western town at the foot of the Colorado Rockies."
In the show, the main character will not fight with a gun, despite living in cowboy land, but uses his Eastern theories to protect himself.
Hayes will produce the pilot along with his producing partners Kerry Ehrin and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions.
They weren't sure about any networks picking up the project but with the recent surge in western type shows coming to TV as well as NBC's decision to pick up their drama project, Grimm, they decided to go ahead and pitch away.
Looks like they got some competition though, because ABC will be producing two other westerns, Hangtown and Gunslinger. This one sounds WAY more interesting though!
From Will and Grace to Broadway to this! We're impressed, Sean!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: hazy mills productions, ncb, sean hayes, western