Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell have joined Butch and Sundance - the currently untitled wild west series from Amazon Studios

Butch and Sundance Series Lands Top Gun and Bridgerton Stars, Headed to Amazon

An upcoming Butch and Sundance TV show has found its leads.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell will star in the currently untitled project for Amazon Studios, which takes inspiration from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
The project was kicked off by the Russo Brothers with Page starring as Butch Cassidy, while Powell will take on the role of the Sundance Kid. The show is envisioned as a long-term series with multiple seasons and spin-offs.
Unfortunately, details about the project are few and far between. It is thought that the show will take place in an “alternate America” – much the same as The Man in the High Castle and For All Mankind.
However, quite how this pans out remains to be seen.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was released in 1969 and tells the real tale of the legendary Wild West outlaws, Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford).
Although the upcoming show is inspired by this tale, it’s likely that the showrunner will take plenty of liberties with the source material, considering that it’s based on an alternate history. How much of the original outlaws’ stories will remain in the show is currently unknown.
Regé-Jean Page is best known for the role of Simon Basset in the hit Netflix show, Bridgerton, while Powell recently made waves as the cocky flyboy, “Hangman” in Top Gun: Maverick.
The Butch and Sundance series will see Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO as executive producers. Meanwhile, cousins Kaz and Ryan Firpo will write the upcoming series. Both Kaz and Ryan Firpo previously penned Marvel’s Eternals.
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Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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