Billy the Kid

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Apr 24, 2022 - Present

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A drama following the life of the American outlaw also known as William H. Bonney.


From his humble Irish roots to his early days as a cowboy and gunslinger in the American frontier, outlaw Billy the Kid, aka William H. Bonney, played a pivotal role in the Lincoln County War and beyond.

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Sam walton
05/15/22 at 07:03pm

GENE YOU DO REALIZE MOST PPL IM THE WILD WEST WERE YOUNG ADULTS. It was ppl near end of their life n the youth . To say someone wasn't a gunslinger cuz their age is just ignorant. Age doesn't have anything to do with skills except when u get older n timing slows down.
A gun can't tell your age dummy.
Steve S. Sucks
05/15/22 at 07:00pm

HEY STEVE S. WHY DONT YOU SHOW SOME MLRE OF UR BIGOTRY?
What 4 posts? HMM KINDA LIKE U HAVE AN ISSUE. HMM U SEEM REPUBLICAN. U KNOW IF BILLY LIVED TODAY HE WOULD BE JUST LIKE KYLE
Drake
05/05/22 at 09:04pm

To add one more actor's name to the list of BTK portrayals that Steve posted... Klu Gulager was Billy the Kid and close confidante of Sheriff Pat Garrett in the western series, "The Tall Man".
Steve S.
04/25/22 at 00:57am

additional gathered info continuing from my previous post:

The issue facing Governor Bill Richardson (Democrat New Mexico in 2010) was whether one of his predecessors, Gov. Lew Wallace, promised about 130 years ago to pardon Billy the Kid -- known more formally as William H. Bonney -- for killing Sheriff William Brady of Lincoln County, New Mexico.

Wallace's great-grandson, William Wallace of Westport, Connecticut, has said there is no proof of an offered pardon. "Where is the hard, concrete evidence?" he asked CNN Friday, adding discussion of exactly what happened is full of "gray areas."
While crediting Richardson for "the correct rational track" in his decision, Wallace said "why the governor commenced this nonsense four months ago remains a mystery."

According to legend, Billy the Kid killed 21 people, one for each year of his life. But the New Mexico Tourism Department puts the total closer to nine.

But when the Las Vegas, N.M., Gazette asked Wallace shortly before he left office about prospects he would spare the Kid's life, Wallace replied: "I can't see how a fellow like him should expect any clemency from me."

The petition to pardon was submitted to Gov. Richardson by Albuquerque lawyer Randi McGinn.

It was contended Richardson should have designated an independent, impartial historian, and noted that Richardson appointed McGinn's husband to the state Supreme Court. McGinn has "meager qualifications" and a possible conflict of interest, William Wallace said. McGinn insisted her only tie to the administration was in volunteering to look into the issue, knowing Richardson's interest.
Steve S.
04/24/22 at 05:55pm

I believe fiction and fantasy have taken over when a murderer is glorified as in this case.

Democrats pressured the New Mexico governor to pardon Billy The Kid in 2010: "It was a very close call", Bill Richardson said. "The romanticism appealed to me to issue a pardon, but the facts and the evidence did not support it." Democrats have romanticized Hunter Biden, so why not still do it?

The extremely long list of actors who have played Billy The Kid include Paul Newman, Kris Kristofferson, Emilio Estevez, and Val Kilmer. But perhaps it was actress Edith Story who portrayed BTK in 1911 who most looked like Billy. In that vein, let me suggest Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke for the role.

No doubt in today's climate, Billy The Kid would get a get out of jail free card and could run for office, with his true background suppressed.
Halo
04/24/22 at 08:28am

I'm excited to watch this! I love stuff like this. Billy the kid was a gunslinger, he and the other regulators were indeed marshalls. They were only considered outlaws because of the cattle barrons and the regulators lost the Lincoln County war. Billy was promised a pardon by the governor and never received it and he should have.
Tim
04/24/22 at 08:14am

In this reimagining Billy the Kid is a transgender who realized the error of their way and has decided to work for climate change while fighting for responsible gun control.
Paul
04/24/22 at 07:43am

Will be interesting to watch. I've been to Lincoln County, seen the jail, read several first-hand accounts in the library & other places. The preview suggests they're going to humanize him, and there is a little truth to that. Hopefully they won't glorify him, which is totally wrong. BTW, Pat Garrett was no saint, but he believed in justice & mercy. It's impossible to do 100% accuracy from history to TV; I just hope they don't twist history too much.
Steve S.
04/24/22 at 04:25am

Yeah he was a murderer for sure. A documentary I saw a few years ago had some sympathetic parts but it didn't glorify either like some of the Billy the Kid portrayals.
Just Someone
02/18/22 at 05:19pm

Supposedly I'm related to him as per Ancestry's "We're related" app. I never researched it so I don't know for sure but it is absolutely 100% entirely possible because.... genealogy.
I will check this out. I just hope it's not too "fake". I like shows about history to actually contain history., unlike shows like "Turn" which was mostly fiction so I only watched a few episodes.

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