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HBO To Start Over On "Lewis & Clark"

4 February 2016 5:41 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO is essentially abandoning all the work done so far on its six-part miniseries "Lewis and Clark" starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts.

An adaptation of Stephen E. Ambrose's book "Undaunted Courage," the project follows the pair (played by Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts) as they traverse uncharted territory on a mission to deliver President Jefferson's message of sovereignty and search for the fabled all-water route to the Pacific.

Multiple episodes of the project were shot before production was shut down halfway through filming so the high-profile historical drama project could be retooled.

HBO said in a statement to The Live Feed: "We have decided to redevelop Lewis and Clark with Michelle Ashford writing". Ashford, who is currently serving as the showrunner on Showtime's "Masters of Sex," penned the original script with Ed Norton and John Curran ("The Painted Veil").

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HBO Redeveloping ‘Lewis & Clark’ Miniseries with Michelle Ashford Rewriting

3 February 2016 5:49 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Lewis & Clark” miniseries is starting anew, entering a stage of major redevelopment with Michelle Ashford rewriting the six-part script, Variety has confirmed.

The troubled miniseries has already hit many bumps along the road, including production being shut down last summer after director and co-writer John Curran exited the high-profile project, which hails from producers Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and National Geographic Studios. Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts star as the titular 19th century explorers who went on a remarkable three-year journey to map the western United States.

“We have decided to redevelop this project with Michelle Ashford writing,” HBO said in a statement to Variety.

Ashford — who is creator and showrunner of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” — was one of the three original scribes on the mini, along with Norton and the now-departed Curran. “Lewis & Clark” was greenlit last year at this time.

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