The CW picks up a Firefly-esque space cowboy series set on Mars

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Sep 25, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

The CW is adding yet another new sci-fi series to its roster, and it sounds quite a bit like Joss Whedon’s beloved Firefly. Hmm.

Dubbed Red, the new Western/sci-fi series is described as a “neo-Western drama about the first human settlement on Mars and life on this new frontier, centering on the relationships between the town’s female sheriff, a doctor and a criminal.” 

So, one-part Firefly and one-part Defiance, perhaps? Color us intrigued. 

The series is being developed by Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) and Tom Szentgyorgyi (Journeyman, Drive), so that’s admittedly a bit of an untested team as far as straight up sci-fi goes (aside from Szentgyorgyi’s stint on the short-lived Journeyman). But the premise has us intrigued, and we can’t wait to see what they do with it.

What do you think? Have you been jonesing for a new sci-fi/Western?

(Via Deadline)