The Young Riders (1989)

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The Young Riders was 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.

Series Cast

  1. Brett Cullen

    Brett Cullen

    Marshal Sam Cain

    68 Episodes

  2. Josh Brolin

    Josh Brolin

    Wild Bill Hickok

    68 Episodes

  3. Travis Fine

    Ike McSwain

    68 Episodes

  4. Christopher Pettiet

    Jesse James

    68 Episodes

  5. Melissa Leo

    Melissa Leo

    Emma Shannon

    68 Episodes

  6. Yvonne Suhor

    Louise McCloud

    68 Episodes

  7. Stephen Baldwin

    Stephen Baldwin

    Buffalo Bill Cody

    68 Episodes

  8. Don Franklin

    Noah Dixon

    68 Episodes

  9. Gregg Rainwater

    Running Buck Cross

    68 Episodes

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 3

1991 | 22 Episodes

Season 3 of The Young Riders premiered on September 28, 1991.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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