Taylor Kitsch will reunite with Peter Berg, with whom he’s worked on on “Friday Nights” and the upcoming series “Painkiller” as well as the features Battleship and Lone Survivor, for a new limited western series at Netflix.
Hailing from The Revenant writer Mark L. Smith, ”American Primeval” is described as “a raw, adventurous exploration of the birth of the American West. The violent collisions of cultures, religions and communities as men and women fight and die for control of this new world – for a land they truly believe is their destiny. The ensemble tells a story of the sacrifice all must pay when they choose to enter a lawless and untamed wilderness.”
Berg will direct all of the episodes of the series as part of his first-look deal with Netflix.
In ”American Primeval”, Kitsch will star in the series as Isaac, said to be “a traumatized man struggling to overcome his demons and find a reason to live in this brutal and punishing world.”