Quick Draw (TV series)

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Quick Draw
Genre Comedy, Western
Created by Nancy Hower
John Lehr
Starring John Lehr
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Nancy Hower
John Lehr
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Howler Monkey Productions
Release
Original network Hulu
Original release August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05) – October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
External links
Website

Quick Draw is a television series created by Nancy Hower and John Lehr for Hulu. Lehr stars in, and Hower directs, this partly improvised half-hour comedy Western. The show follows Harvard graduate John Henry Hoyle who becomes the sheriff of Great Bend, Kansas, in 1875.

The show marks Hulu's third foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on August 5, 2013.

Overview[edit]

Fresh off the stagecoach from Harvard, Sheriff John Henry Hoyle and his reluctant Deputy Eli introduce the emerging science of forensics to hunt down the Wild West’s most dangerous criminals.

Cast and characters[edit]

Production[edit]

On April 30, 2013, Hulu announced two new original television series, The Awesomes and Quick Draw.[1] On August 5, Hulu debuted the first two episodes of Quick Draw.[2] On November 4, 2013, Hulu announced it would renew the show for a ten-episode second season, which began on August 7, 2014.[3]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
Webisodes8August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
210August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
11"Murder at the Webb Ranch"August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle attempts to use his state-of-the-art forensics training from Harvard to solve a rancher's murder.
22"The Legend of Belle Starr"August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
Hoyle's old school chum from Harvard, Xavier (Robert Cuthill) arrives in town to open a new bank. After Frank James attempts to rob the bank, Hoyle and Eli apprehend Frank's girlfriend, Pearl Starr (Alexia Dox), who just might have a secret link to Hoyle's past.
33"Mail Order Bride"August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
A mail order bride comes to Great Bend.
44"Expert Witness"August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle presents testimony in a criminal case, utilizing expertise gleaned from his studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
55"Temperance"August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle weighs competing interests using a specialized interest-weighting algorithm he developed during his time at Harvard.
66"Nicodemus"September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)
Sheriff and Harvard man John Henry Hoyle visits a nearby town.
77"Honey's Beau"September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle fights a duel.
88"The Railroad Spur"September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)
Sheriff Hoyle and Eli use trigonometry (learned by Hoyle at Harvard University) to determine that murderers were on Mayor Dodge's property. Hoyle, Eli, Mayor Dodge, and school teacher, Mr. Tidwell, stand in for Prostitute/Hoyle's step-daughter, Pearl, as Honey's girls'.

Webisodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Mixology 1: Whiskey Skin"August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
2"Mixology 2: Gin & Pine"August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05)
3"Mixology 3: A Splitting Headache"August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12)
4"Mixology 4: Sleeper"August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19)
5"Mixology 5: Black Stripe"August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26)
6"Mixology 6: Santina's Pousse Cafe"September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02)
7"Mixology 7: Badminton"September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
8"Mixology 8: Whiskey Cobbler"September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16)

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date
91"Wedding Bells"August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)
Hoyle and the gang race to rescue one of their own after a kidnapping by the vengeful Cole Younger.
102"Deacon Jim"August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)
Hoyle must quell the rampage of an angry town after a stray bullet claims the life of a beloved friend.
113"Chinatown"August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)
Hoyle and Wanda follow the trail of an opium gang after a train happens to run over a rival dealer.
124"The Grasshopper Plague"August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21)
Eli finds farming more than it’s cracked up to be when an infestation devastates his entire crop.
135"The Tale of Edwin Starr"August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)
Pearl must face her past when a mysterious visitor threatens to derail the “straight and narrow” life she’s built for herself.
146"Nicodemus Reloaded"September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)
When a cattle drive doesn’t go as expected, Hoyle enters Eli in a rodeo to win enough money to pay off the debts on his family’s failed farm.
157"Election Night"September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)
Great Bend’s race for mayor heats up when a rival campaign manager ends up dead.
168"Up Staged"September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
Hoyle and Eli race to track down Cole Younger before he slips out of their grasp for good.
179"Something About Myra"September 25, 2014 (2014-09-25)
Honey comes to grips with her feelings for Hoyle when a romantic connection from his past jeopardizes their budding relationship.
1810"Doomed!"October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)
The fearsome Starr clan descends on Great Bend to wreak havoc and mayhem on anyone who stands in their way.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Team, Deadline (2013-04-30). "Hulu Touts Record Revenue, Original Series At Upfront Presentation". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  2. ^ Moakler, Martin (2013-08-13). "'Quick Draw:' How the West Was Improvised". Hulu.com. Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey. "Hulu Renews 'Quick Draw'". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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