HBO Working on a Doc Holliday Western

Typically, I see no point in regurgitating content at this blog, but every now and then I get excited enough about something to break my own rule. Evidently HBO has signed a two-year deal with writer/producer Akiva Goldsman, whose work includes A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code and more.  Goldsman is evidently re-uniting with Director Ron Howard to create a pilot for a series about the life of mythical western hero Doc Holliday.  According to, “The series will feature the never-before-explored love triangle between Holliday, his prostitute wife, Kate Elder and best friend, Wyatt Earp — all set against the lawlessness and desperation of a rapidly changing society.”

But, what got me even more excited was that the project is apparently based on a novel that came out this May by Mary Doria Russell, entitled “Doc”, placing Wyatt Earp’s sidekick at the center of story about life, love and death.  From what I’ve read, it’s gotten incredible reviews and should make for some solid holiday reading.



  1. We’re probably related.

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