New Bonnie and Clyde Series Headed to Netflix
I think that we can all agree that Netflix's foray into original programming has been a smashing success. Based on that success, Netflix (and every other streaming service) has dived in headfirst to that pool. The latest original content centers around infamous criminal lovers Bonnie and Clyde, and Netflix is bring some impressive star to bear on this project. According to Deadline Hollywood, Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner are in talks to portray the lawmen who hunted down the Depression Era outlaws in "Highwaymen".
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow first met in west Dallas at a mutual friends house on January 5th, 1930. Most historians believe that the pair were infatuated with each other from the moment they first laid eyes on each other, and that infatuation led to a life so bloody and brutal that their legend lives on still today. So strong is the legend in fact, lots of books, television shows, and movies have chronicled the crime spree that came to cataclysmic end for the couple on May 23, 1934, on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.
I have lived the largest portion of my life in the area formerly terrorized by Bonnie and Clyde. Highway 80 was their stomping (shooting) ground, and there are reminders and historical markers strewn all up and down that road and several others crisscrossing our region that point out the locations of bank robberies, murders, and of course "The Trails End" where the pair met their demise in the form of a posse and 130 bullets.
According to statements made by members of the posse:
"Each of us six officers had a shotgun and an automatic rifle and pistols. We opened fire with the automatic rifles. They were emptied before the car got even with us. Then we used shotguns ... There was smoke coming from the car, and it looked like it was on fire. After shooting the shotguns, we emptied the pistols at the car, which had passed us and ran into a ditch about 50 yards on down the road. It almost turned over. We kept shooting at the car even after it stopped. We weren't taking any chances."