CBS is developing a new series to bring back the classic western, The Rifleman. The network is bringing in writers Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier to pen the new series.

The original half-hour drama, created by Sam Peckinpah, ran on CBS from 1958-1963. It starred Chuck Connors as a skilled gunman and widowed Civil War hero who moves to uncharted New Mexico territory to raise his young son and gets recruited by the sheriff to help protect the unruly town.

The original series was produced by Jules V. Levy, Arthur Gardner and Arnold Laven. Robert L. Levy, Steven Gardner will be producing the remake.

The project is still in development and no other details have been released.

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