Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson join The Barbary Coast

Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell

by James White |
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While Kurt Russell's career has had quieter moments, he's never really been off our screens. The same can't be said for Mel Gibson, whose toxic personal outbursts at one point looked to have permanently derailed his work. But they're teaming up alongside Kate Hudson for The Barbary Coast, a new TV series set around the 1849 Gold Rush.

Drawing partly from Herbert Asbury's eponymous book, The Barbary Coast will follow the influx of gold seekers, thieves, prostitutes, politicians and others who swarmed to America's West Coast. “Most people don’t know the scandalous history behind San Francisco, and The Barbary Coast offers a rich portrayal of a period when success was often attained through illicit and brutal means,” producer Mark Gordon tells The Wrap.

Russell and Hudson will star in the series, with Gibson on to co-write and direct episodes as well as taking a recurring role. He most recently shot true-life World War II tale Hacksaw Ridge and is starring in revenge thriller Blood Father. Russell is at work on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and will be back on Fast & Furious duty for Fast 8. Hudson has Mother's Day due on June 10 and appears in Deepwater Horizon, out on September 30.

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