This long form television project, adapted by John Kuri, is based on the five volume life work of author Gale Ontko, titled Thunder Over The Ochoco, which was acquired for development by Kuri Productions.
The first two hours of the mini-series have been written in teleplay form and it tells the extraordinary story of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 - 1806.
The remaining hours of the mini-series have been outlined and are in summary form, ready for further development once production of the first two hours is set.
The essential narrative of the five volumes is of the Shoshone's brave but doomed struggle to hold their land against the successive assaults of Spanish, French, British and American invaders.
This is a history that has never been told in film.