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Netflix is ​​set to release another docu-drama hybrid series in the form of Cowboy Wars, a new series that takes a look at the true story behind the thirty-second shootout between law enforcement officers led by Virgil Earp.

BAFTA winner director patrick reams will direct this new docudrama series having previously worked on projects with the Discovery Channel, HISTORY, Channel 4 and National Geographic. Previous projects include Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime, rebel pope, Golden fever, The men who built america, and The Titans Who Built America.

According to an official synopsis, here’s the tagline for the new docu-series (referred to as both cowboy wars and The cowboy war) which will consist of six episodes:

«The untold story behind the most famous shooting in American history, the shooting at The OK Corral.»

Production on the new hybrid documentary series took place between mid-October 2022 and November 2022 and is being produced by Banijay’s Emmy Award-winning production company Stephen David Entertainment, which is behind netflix Roman Empire: Kingdom of Blood.

Up N Atom and Muse Entertainment are also attached.

Stephen David is serving as an executive producer on the project, with Alex Jordan serving as a producer.

We don’t have a full cast list for the docudrama yet, but we do know that christina leonardi She will appear as Josephine Earp.


What is the shooting at the OK Corral?

Considered the most famous shootout in the history of the American Old West. The shootout at the OK Corral was a shootout that occurred on October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona, between lawmen led by Wyatt, Morgan, and Virgil Earp and a group of outlaws known as the Cowboys.

On the day of the shooting, the Earp brothers and their friend, Doc Holliday, confronted the Cowboys on a vacant lot near the OK Corral. The two groups exchanged fire for only 30 seconds and once the dust settled, three cowboys were killed and Virgil and Morgan Earp wounded. The law enforcement officers emerged relatively unscathed.

The story has been adapted for the screen in the 1957 Kirk Douglas film Gunfight at the OK Corral, directed by John Sturges, and more recently in the 1993 Kurt Russell film tombstone.


This docudrama will join a number of other profile titles in the Netflix library, including the last tsars, The Age of the Samurai: The Battle for Japan, and Roman empire. Netflix is ​​also set to be the streaming home for a docudrama series on Alexander the great.

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