Mel Gibson is set to co-write and direct a TV series set in the California Gold Rush era to star Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell. Gibson will have a recurring role in “The Barbary Coast.”
The project has yet to be set up at a network. Details on “Barbary Coast” are still slim. The project will be set in the San Francisco area in 1849, when the discovery of gold lured thousands of prospectors, adventurers and migrants people to California’s wild west. The Barbary Coast region was ground zero for the lawlessness and licentiousness that ensued.