Into the West

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Into The West
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Premiere June 10, 2005
Finale July 22, 2005
Creator Steven Spielberg
Network TNT
Style 2-hour western drama
Company DreamWorks SKG
Distributor Paramount Television Studios (2013– )
Episodes 6
Origin USA

Into The West explores one of the most powerful and defining chapters in American history. As the desire for adventure, wealth and a better life inspires thousands to risk their lives traveling across the vast western territories, the inhabitants of this land see their way of life being compromised. Set against a backdrop of major historical events, this powerful epic adventure unfolds as told through the struggles, triumphs and heartaches of two families as they journey in search of the American Dream.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Lew Alexander Good Thunder
Kwesi Ameway Henry Foster
Sean Astin Martin Jarrett
Gerald Auger Soaring Eagle
Simon R. Baker Loved by the Buffalo (young)
Irene Bedard Margret / Light Shines (old)
Tom Berenger Col. J. Chivington
Gil Birmingham Dog Star (old)
Beau Bridges Stephen Hoxie
Josh Brolin Jedediah Smith
Gary Busey Johnny Fox
Keith Carradine Col. Richard Henry Pratt


# Title Airdate
1 Wheel to the Stars June 10, 2005
2 Manifest Destiny June 17, 2005
3 Dreams & Schemes June 24, 2005
4 Hell on Wheels July 8, 2005
5 Casualties of War July 15, 2005
6 Ghost Dance July 22, 2005


  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A master listing of all the characters on the show
  • Mythology: Further information about the rich mythology that surrounds the series
  • Terminology: Unique terms that make up the series

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
Into the West October 4, 2004 4

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