CBS is developing a reboot of the classic western character The Cisco Kid, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
CBS has partnered with Salma Hayek and Lauren Shuler Donner to executive produce the modern retelling of the old western story that dates back to 1907.
THR reports the new take is described as the classic story of a handsome outlaw and his faithful sidekick; a sexy, multicultural, action-packed show in the vein of The Fast and the Furious meets The Equalizer. The story centers on Cisco, a dishonorably discharged Marine as he returns to L.A. for his father’s funeral and learns that his father was actually the mythical Cisco Kid, who helped the downtrodden and disenfranchised who had been let down by the system. Cisco and his best friend, Dan, join the remaining members of his father’s team and take the mantel of the Cisco Kid, vowing to find justice for those who can’t find it anywhere else.