HBO is bringing the most famous cross-country road trip in U.S. history to the small screen with its latest miniseries Lewis and Clark.
The network announced on Friday that it has greenlit the six-hour series, which will star Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis. Joining the Massachusetts native will be Belgium actor Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark.
The upcoming project is being backed by a stacked group of executive producers, including Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt, which isn’t too shabby.
As for the tone of the miniseries, perhaps HBO’s latest duo will take a page from True Detective‘s Rust Cohle and Marty Hart. As one Twitter user suggested, True Explorer anyone?
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Lewis and Clark is based on Stephen E. Ambrose’s book Undaunted Courage and is set to premiere this summer.