Robert Redford's The West

From executive producer Robert Redford, Robert Redford's The West explores the dramatic evolution of the American West, when cowboys, Indians, outlaws and sheriffs populated the land. The adventure series reveals the real-life stories behind many infamous Wild West legends, including Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and George Custer. Featuring interviews from famous film cowboys, including Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Kris Kristofferson and Ed Harris, the series shows how the opportunity of land turned the US into the Land of Opportunity.

   
                     
   

Episodes

Season: 1

1 - America Divided #1

America Divided: Executive producer Robert Redford presents his vision of the American West. Post-Civil War, America looks to the West to repair the nation. (S1, ep 1)

2 - Two Front War #2

Two Front War: President Grant's peace with the Sioux allows the construction of the country's first Transcontinental Railroad - giving outlaw Jesse James a new target. (S1, ep 2)

3 - Blood & Gold #3

Blood & Gold: Allan Pinkerton gets hired to bring Jesse James to justice, settlers descend upon Sioux land in a gold rush, while Ulysses Grant tries to keep the peace. (S1, ep 3)

4 - Showdown #4

Showdown: Custer rides to a showdown at Little Big Horn with the Sioux, while Jesse James hopes to make a big statement when he targets a bank in the northern territory. (S1, ep 4)

5 - Outlaw Rising #5

Outlaw Rising: As the railroads build further west to capitalise on the cattle boom, a young cattle thief named Billy the Kid gets caught up in a corrupt war. (S1, ep 5)

6 - Big Killing #6, The

The Big Killing: Jesse James resurfaces after years in hiding. Billy the Kid avenges the death of his friend, while Wyatt Earp questions his future as a man of the law. (S1, ep 6)

7 - Frontier Justice #7

Frontier Justice: Jesse James and Billy the Kid meet and part ways, but when Jesse returns to robbing trains, he discovers that America has changed. (S1, ep 7)

8 - Last Vendetta #8, The

The Last Vendetta: Sitting Bull is accused of inciting a rebellion. Wyatt Earp turns his back on the law, and Jesse James is confronted by the Ford Brothers. (S1, ep 8)