Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore and former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation showrunner Naren Shankar will write and executive produce the pilot, which centers on two Secret Service agents investigating federal crimes after the Civil War.
The original The Wild Wild West series ran from 1965 to 1969 and, since the series aired on CBS and originated at CBS Studios, the network retained the rights to the show. That series centered on James West and the gadget-maker Artemis Gordon, who traveled by train and took on missions to protect the President.
CBS is following in its own footsteps of high-profile remakes. The network's newly retooled Hawaii Five-0 is among the highest-rated programs of the 2010-2011 season to date.