Billy the Child is among the most well-known outlaws from the wild, wild west.
Billy got here from humble Irish roots earlier than turning to life as a cowboy and outlaw. The collection additionally stars Aussie actor, Daniel Webber as Jesse Evans, one other well-known outlaw and chief of the Seven Rivers Gang.
“He’s this enigmatic determine, he is in most historical past books that you simply learn concerning the Lincoln County Warfare or Billy the Child. [Jesse] is greatest mates with Billy, solely to change into enemies with Billy, and greatest mates once more,” Webber defined.
“He all the time appears to be within the shadows of occasions, drastic occasions that occur in Billy’s life and Billy’s timeline and the warfare.”
“Billy the Child is an examination of this mythic determine from the outdated west,” Webber mentioned.
“We’re displaying a extra nuanced portrait of Billy who has been idolised, demonised and been written about in numerous books and represented in numerous movies.
“We comply with him from his adolescence by means of the demise of his dad and mom, and into the early levels of his prison life, the place he meets my character, Jesse Evans, and will get enrolled within the Lincoln County Warfare. And finally comes out as this mythic determine, Billy the Child”.
Jesse is not the primary real-life character he has portrayed on display.
And though Webber has a stack of roles in his resume, he describes this function and expertise as “one of the best”.
“The set was simply so blissful. It was, it was like a real pleasure, this job,” Webber mentioned.
“I imply, we have got a younger solid, of relative unknowns. I imply, the man taking part in Billy, is a younger man, Tom Blyth, who has simply come out of Juilliard. And he is a contemporary face that persons are going to get launched to.
“And it was like that for lots of the younger actors on board and due to that, you’ve got received an actual starvation to create nice work.
“We’d have moose strolling by means of units and days the place they’re like, there is a mountain lion wandering round someplace, so preserve your eye out,” he recalled.
“I imply, what was so good about it was it is so instant, that atmosphere, is so instant. There isn’t any actual performing wanted in components of it. You are attempting to not fall off a horse when you’re stampeding 100 Longhorn cattle throughout a river mattress.
“There’s dwell animals, there’s weapons, there’s the climate, we’re in 45 diploma warmth, and we had been in detrimental 5.
“It was harmful work. I imply, there’s so many components that kind of cease you from performing, I assume.”