Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Larry McMurtry will work with CBS on a miniseries based on his book "Comanche Moon," which is a prequel to the epic "Lonesome Dove."

McMurtry and writing partner Diana Ossana, who co-wrote the Golden Globe-nominated script for "Brokeback Mountain," will adapt McMurtry's novel, which follows Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae in the years between the events of "Dead Man's Walk" and "Lonesome Dove."

"Comanche Moon" finds Call and McCrae joining up with a Ranger troop to track three outlaws: Comanche chief Buffalo Hump, horse thief Kicking Wolf and a Mexican bandit. The two men also find their lives with their women, Maggie and Clara, growing increasingly complicated.

It looks to me as though both Call and McCrae will be eligible for induction into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame with this mini-series.


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