13 November 2012 1:10 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Disney and ABC are developing a new TV series based on their popular western themed train ride Big Thunder Mountain. Apparently the show will be a drama, and it is being co-written by Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious Franchise) and  Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift). Morgan has also written films such as 47 Ronin and the upcoming Legend of Conan.

This seems like a solid writing team, but there's no other information on the series or what the story will be. Judging by what the ride is, I could see the period western series revolving around a mining town during the gold rush in the American southwest. I'm sure it will involve Native Americans as well. 

It doesn't suprise me that Disney is making this, after all they made films for Pirates of the Caribbean, and Guillermo del Toro’s Haunted Mansion and Jon Favreau’s Magic Kingdom are both in the works. »

- Joey Paur

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