Wild West Chronicles

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  • TV-PG
  • 2020
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.1  (180)

Wild West Chronicles is a historical drama series that premiered on IMDb Freedive in 2020. Set in the American Old West during the second half of the 19th century, the show follows the Cooper family as they embark on a journey out west to start a new life. The Coopers, led by patriarch John Cooper, set out from their home in Pennsylvania in search of opportunities promised by the frontier. Accompanying John is his wife Sarah and their three children - eldest son Samuel, daughter Emily, and young Thomas. They brave the long and treacherous journey along the Oregon Trail, encountering colorful characters and dangerous situations along the way.

After reaching the western territory of Oregon, the Coopers eventually settle on a plot of land near the fictional town of Clearwater Springs. There they build a homestead and get to work taming the wild land, raising livestock, and planting crops. Life on the frontier proves challenging for the family, but they are resilient and are determined to make a go of it.

Much of the drama in Wild West Chronicles stems from the interactions between the Cooper family and the residents of Clearwater Springs. John frequently clashes with the owner of the local saloon, a gruff man named Silas Black. Emily catches the eye of Black's son Darren, sparking a romance that riles her protective older brother Samuel. Meanwhile, youngest son Thomas gets into various hijinks around town, frustrating Sheriff Tom Wilson.

Beyond the main Cooper family, the show features an ensemble cast of townspeople, ranchers, Native Americans, and even a few outlaws for good measure. One main subplot follows a mysterious drifter named Jackson who comes to Clearwater Springs and is hiding some dark secrets about his past. Jackson forms a close bond with the Coopers, who suspect he is running from something.

While Wild West Chronicles takes some creative liberties with historical accuracy, it strives to authentically portray the spirit of frontier life in late 1800s America. Much attention is paid to details like clothing, dialog, and customs that add a layer of realism to the show. Each episode touches on themes of opportunity, justice, adversity, community, and more within the context of western expansion.

At its core, Wild West Chronicles is about an ordinary pioneer family trying to carve out a new life in an oftentimes unforgiving land. They experience triumphs and tragedies, new friends and old grudges, growth and loss. Through it all, the Coopers rely on each other and their faith in God to guide them in this new chapter, demonstrating the importance of family and values on the untamed frontier.

With stunning visuals shot on location in places like Alberta, Canada, combined with dramatic storylines and a talented cast, Wild West Chronicles offers an entertaining glimpse at the hopes and hardships faced by 19th century American pioneers. The show balances drama, adventure, romance, and humor while exploring timeless and universally relatable themes about what it means to brave the unknown in pursuit of a better future.

Wild West Chronicles is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (39 episodes). The series first aired on February 23, 2020.

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Seasons
The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight
13. The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight
June 29, 2023
When two Mexican vaqueros are murdered in El Paso, the newly appointed marshal is thrown into one of the West's most infamous gunfights.
Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill's Wild West Showdown
12. Annie Oakley & Buffalo Bill's Wild West Showdown
June 22, 2023
When Buffalo Bill adds a female sharpshooter to his Wild West show, it jeopardizes his relationship with the current star, Annie Oakley.
Al Jennings and the Legend of Dick West
11. Al Jennings and the Legend of Dick West
June 15, 2023
Tired of his boring life, attorney Al Jennings chooses a life of danger when he takes part in notorious outlaw Dick West's last crime spree.
The Discoveries of George McJunkin
10. The Discoveries of George McJunkin
June 8, 2023
After a devastating storm erodes a riverbed, ranch foreman George McJunkin discovers ancient bison fossils that could rewrite human history.
The Trials of Temple Houston
9. The Trials of Temple Houston
June 1, 2023
The Trials of Temple Houston
The Many Faces of Charles Siringo
8. The Many Faces of Charles Siringo
May 25, 2023
Unable to apprehend the train-robbing Smith Brothers, Sheriff Doc Shores calls the Pinkerton National Detective Agency for assistance; the agency sends Charles Siringo, an undercover specialist known for his unorthodox methods of capturing criminals.
Calamity Jane Saves the Day
7. Calamity Jane Saves the Day
May 18, 2023
Throughout Deadwood, Calamity Jane is known as a hot-tempered drunk; when a deadly smallpox outbreak spreads through town, Calamity Jane works tirelessly to save the lives of the infected citizens who treat her with such contempt.
Sister Blandina and the Killer
6. Sister Blandina and the Killer
May 11, 2023
While serving as a missionary in the West, Sister Blandina bravely thwarts an angry mob intent on hanging a man accused of attempted murder.
The Gold Rush Detectives
5. The Gold Rush Detectives
May 4, 2023
When $9,000 worth of gold dust goes missing from a safe in a remote mining town, Wells Fargo sends detectives Henry Johnson and Isaiah Lees to hunt down the culprits and crack the case.
Burton Mossman Crosses the Line
4. Burton Mossman Crosses the Line
April 27, 2023
After failing to capture ruthless murderer Augustine Chacon on U.S. soil, Arizona Ranger Burton Mossman relinquishes his badge to cross the border; in Mexico, he goes under cover as a horse thief to join Chacon's gang and spring his trap.
Bass Reeves Tracks Belle Starr
3. Bass Reeves Tracks Belle Starr
April 20, 2023
U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves pursues fugitive Belle Starr, the Bandit Queen, after she flees town with her daughter and outlaw husband.
Billy the Kid: Birth of an Outlaw
2. Billy the Kid: Birth of an Outlaw
April 13, 2023
Teenaged fugitive William Bonney is given a second chance when a kindhearted ranch owner, John Tunstall, offers him a job. Within days, Tunstall becomes a close friend and something of a father figure to young Bonney. But when his new employer is killed in cold blood, Bonney reverts to his criminal ways and vows to seek vengeance. Enraged and once again alone, Bonney faces off with the men who gunned down Tunstall and the bullets begin to fly. Years later, gunfighter-turned-newspaperman Bat Masterson enters the campaign headquarters of congressional candidate Robert Widenmann, who also worked for Tunstall, to find out how a young William Bonney was transformed into the notorious Billy the Kid.
Bat Masterson to the Rescue
1. Bat Masterson to the Rescue
April 6, 2023
Former lawman Bat Masterson finds himself powerless to help an old friend whose brother has been falsely imprisoned; an overreaching sheriff is intent on seeing the brother hang, so Bat hatches a plan to bust him out of jail.
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Where to Watch Wild West Chronicles
Wild West Chronicles is available for streaming on the IMDb Freedive website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wild West Chronicles on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Hoopla, Tubi TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    February 23, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (180)