Fox Buys Period Western Drama ‘Go West’ From Bridget Carpenter With Penalty
: After a stint on sci-fi Western Westworld
several years ago, Bridget Carpenter
is embarking on a Western drama of her own. Fox
has given a script commitment plus penalty to Go West
, a period drama from Friday Night Lights
alumna Carpenter and CBS Television Studios
Written and executive produced by Carpenter, Go West
is a stylized Western chronicling the ultimate American road trip in the pre-Civil War era of the 1850s. An eclectic group of people from different cultures and backgrounds find themselves on an epic quest for freedom, gold and the American dream in California.
The project is a co-production between CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment.
Carpenter was developer, executive producer and showrunner of 11.22.63,
Hulu/Bad Robot’s Emmy-nominated limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. She served as co-executive producer on all five seasons of NBC’s Friday Night Lights,
as a co-executive producer on NBC’s Parenthood
and as a consulting producer on HBO/Bad Robot’s Westworld
For the past couple of years, Carpenter has been based at CBS TV Studios, landing pilot orders at CBS for The Get
and Cagney and Lacey.