Billy the Kid
CREATOR MICHAEL HIRST
CAST TOM BLYTH, DANIEL WEBBER, EILEEN O'HIGGINS
An epic romantic adventure series based on the life of famous American outlaw Billy the Kid, also known as William H. Bonney—from his humble Irish roots, to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, to his pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.
Billy the Kid is written by Michael Hirst (Vikings) and stars Tom Blyth as Billy. The series is executive produced by Hirst, Donald De Line (De Line Pictures), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (Amblin Television), and Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie (One Big Picture).
All eight episodes of the first season are now streaming on EPIX.
1. The Immigrants
It's 1871. 12-year-old Billy McCarty and his immigrant Irish family have to leave New York and travel West to seek new opportunities. But the journey proves fatal for some. (Original airdate: April 24, 2022)
2. The Rattler
Kathleen and her sons Billy and Joe travel on to Santa Fe. Life is hard, but she meets and marries a man who might change everything for the better – only to find that he makes it a lot worse. (Original airdate: April 24, 2022)
Antrim, Kathleen and the two boys relocate to Silver City, trying to start a new life. But all their dreams are shattered – and Billy loses everything. (Original airdate: April 24, 2022)
Billy finds fresh trouble when he falls in with a character called Alias. He kills a man in self-defense and ends up on the run, and then in the arms of a young woman – who also happens to be the girlfriend of Jesse Evans. (Original airdate: May 1, 2022)
5. A Little Bit of Paradise
Billy, on the move again, ends up in Chihuahua, Mexico, with a new Mexican friend called Segura. Together they enjoy several risky escapades – but in the end, Billy risks losing his life. (Original airdate: May 8, 2022)
Billy bumps into one Pat Garrett, who is riding with Jesse and the Seven Rivers Gang. Billy joins them, but lawmakers are already closing in. They plan to flee to Lincoln County, but not before Billy fulfills one last promise. (Original airdate: May 15, 2022)
7. At the House
Billy rides into Lincoln County to join up with the gang, who are working for Lincoln's most powerful boss, Major Murphy. Murphy wants them to get rid of his new competitor, John Tunstall. Billy finds himself torn between the two rivals. (Original airdate: May 22, 2022)
We are on the eve of the Lincoln County War. Jesse and the gang are encouraged by Murphy to ramp up their attacks on those famers, mostly Mexican, who have signed up with Tunstall. It’s the last straw for Billy, and he decides to change sides. (Original airdate: June 6, 2022)
"Behind the Legend" Featurette
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