Robert Redford has agreed a deal with Discovery Channel to make a new scripted series about the Old West, The West.

The series will span 40 years from the end of the American Civil War to the start of the 20th century, with Jesse James, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill all set to feature.

The West is being made by Redford's Sundance Productions and Stephen David Entertainment.

Redford can currently be seen on cinema screens in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.