For any prospective show to get past the pilot phase is very difficult, and in the case of “The Sixth Gun” it was not meant to be.
According to sources in the know in Hollywood, the show started off strong but “lost steam” as the pilot season progressed. Oddly enough, this is the second time “The Sixth Gun” was not pushed past pilot as the SyFy network were working with the creative teams to do a six-episode miniseries. Unfortunately, the plans fell through.
So there is an audience for the show, it’s just not the right time (I suppose).
Creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt even spoke to ComicsAlliance about the adaptation back in 2011 during Comic-Con (The video is available in the video section).
So “The Sixth Gun” will go the way of the “Wonder Woman” and “Powers” of the TV world as those that will not see the small screen.
However, the comic book is still going strong as the book has been in publication since July of 2010 over at Oni Press.
Here’s the synopsis for those unfamiliar with the story.
During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gun, the most dangerous of the weapons, vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.