The Young Riders

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The Young Riders is an American western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in the Nebraska Territory during the years leading up to the American Civil War. read more
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The Young Riders is an American western television series created by Ed Spielman that presents a fictionalized account of a group of young Pony Express riders based at the Sweetwater Station in the Nebraska Territory during the years leading up to the American Civil War. The series premiered on ABC on September 20, 1989 and ran for three seasons until the final episode aired on July 23, 1992.

Original Release

09/20/1989 on ABC

Cast

Melissa Leo Emma Shannon
Brett Cullen Marshal Sam Cain
Anthony Zerbe Teaspoon Hunter
Travis Fine Ike McSwain
Ty Miller The Kid
Yvonne Suhor Louise McCloud
Gregg Rainwater Running Buck Cross
Don Franklin Noah Dixon
Stephen Baldwin Buffalo Bill Cody
Josh Brolin Wild Bill Hickok
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 A House Divided Saturday, 28 September 1991
2 Jesse Saturday, 05 October 1991
3 The Blood of Others Saturday, 12 October 1991
4 Between Rock Creek and a Hard Place Saturday, 26 October 1991
5 The Presence of Mine Enemies Saturday, 09 November 1991
6 Survivors Saturday, 16 November 1991
7 The Initiation Monday, 25 November 1991
8 Just Like Old Times Saturday, 30 November 1991
9 Spirits Saturday, 07 December 1991
10 A Tiger's Tale Saturday, 28 December 1991
11 Good Night Sweet Charlotte Saturday, 04 January 1992
12 Song of Isaiah Saturday, 18 January 1992
13 Spies Saturday, 25 January 1992
14 Shadowmen Thursday, 21 May 1992
15 Mask of Fear Thursday, 28 May 1992
16 Dark Brother Thursday, 04 June 1992
17 The Road Not Taken Thursday, 11 June 1992
18 The Sacrifice Thursday, 25 June 1992
19 Lessons Learned Thursday, 09 July 1992
20 The Debt Thursday, 16 July 1992
21 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 1 Thursday, 23 July 1992
22 'Til Death Do Us Part: Part 2 Thursday, 23 July 1992
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Directors

Virgil W. Vogel, James Keach, Lee H. Katzin, Joseph L. Scanlan, George Mendeluk, Michael Preece, Guy Magar, Aaron Lipstadt, Kevin Hooks, Corey Blechman, Raymond Hartung, Stephen L. Posey, Robert Lieberman, James Brolin, Bruce Kessler, Daniel Attias, Dan Lerner, Cliff Bole, James A. Contner, Max Tash, Robert Totten, John Johnston, Richard Compton

Writers

Ed Spielman, Steven Baum, Raymond Hartung, Charles Grant Craig, Scott Shepherd, Christopher Thinnes, James L. Novack, Deidre Le Blanc, Tony Blake, Paul Jackson, Jacqueline Zambrano, Janet Himelstein, Linda J. Cowgill, Todd Robinson, Dennis Cooper, William Hasley, Sam Cooper, Richard Clayman, Delle Chatman, Howard Spielman, Donald Marcus, Elaine Newman, Harv Zimmel, Alan Levy, Chris Hubbell, Bruce Reisman, Randy Holland, James Lee Crite, Linda De Crane, Ed Burnham, Karen Erbach, Jonas McCord, Gerrit Graham, Mark Rodgers, Joel J. Feigenbaum

Creators

Ed Spielman

Cast

Melissa Leo Emma Shannon
Brett Cullen Marshal Sam Cain
Anthony Zerbe Teaspoon Hunter
Travis Fine Ike McSwain
Ty Miller The Kid
Yvonne Suhor Louise McCloud
Gregg Rainwater Running Buck Cross
Don Franklin Noah Dixon
Stephen Baldwin Buffalo Bill Cody
Josh Brolin Wild Bill Hickok
Christopher Pettiet Jesse James
Clare Wren Rachel Dunne
Don Collier William Tompkins, Shop Keeper
Don Collier Tompkins
Josh Brolin James Butler Hickok
Stephen Baldwin William F. Cody
Larry Soller Judge
Sanford Gibbons Bartender
Sydney Walsh Rosemary Burke
Jamie Walters Frank James

Producers

Jonas McCord Executive Producer
Michael Ogiens Executive Producer
Josh Kane Executive Producer
Scott Shepherd Executive Producer
Ron Von Schimmelmann Executive Producer
Tony Palermo Producer
Jonas McCord Producer
Scott Shepherd Producer
Raymond Hartung Producer
Steven Baum Producer
Charles Grant Craig Producer
Larry Rapaport Producer
Josh Kane Producer
Michael Ogiens Producer
James Keach Producer
Christopher Seitz Producer
Christopher Morgan Producer
Ed Spielman Producer
Harvey Frand Producer
Dennis Cooper Producer
Dennis Cooper Producer

Editors

Mark Melnick, Jim McElroy, Ed Rothkowitz, Craig Ridenour, William Stitch, Grant Johnson, Kelly A. Snyder, John Kawamoto, William B. Stich, William D. Gordean

1991 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1990 Emmy Outstanding Costuming for a Series Won
1990 Emmy Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Nominated
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