Quick Draw (TV series)

Quick Draw is a television series created by Nancy Hower and John Lehr for Hulu . Lehr stars in, and Hower direct, this partly improvised half-hour comedy Western. The show followsHarvard graduate John Henry Hoyle who becomes the sheriff of Great Bend, Kansas , in 1875.

The show marks Hulu’s third foray into original scripted programming. It premiered online on August 5, 2013.


Fresh off the stagecoach from Harvard, Sheriff John Henry Hoyle and his reluctant Deputy Eli introduces the emerging science of forensics to hunt down the Wild West’s most dangerous criminals.

Cast and characters

  • John Lehr as Sheriff John Henry Hoyle, Harvard graduate
  • Nick Brown as Deputy Eli Brocias
  • Allison Dunbar as Honey Shaw
  • Alexia Dox as Pearl Starr
  • Bob Clendenin as Vernon Shank
  • Brian O’Connor as Cole Younger


On April 30, 2013, Hulu announced two new original television series, The Awesomes and Quick Draw . [1] On August 5, Hulu debuted the first two episodes of Quick Draw . [2] On November 4, 2013, Hulu announced it would renew the show for a ten-episode second season, which began on August 7, 2014. [3]


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 August 5, 2013 September 16, 2013
webisodes 8 August 5, 2013 September 16, 2013
2 10 August 7, 2014 October 2, 2014

Season 1 (2013)  Writer

No. in
title Original release date
1 1 “Murder at the Webb Ranch” August 5, 2013
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle has been trying to use his state-of-the-art forensic training from Harvard to solve a rancher’s murder.
2 2 “The Legend of Belle Starr” August 5, 2013
Hoyle’s old school chum from Harvard, Xavier (Robert Cuthill) arrives in town to open a new bank. After Hoyle and Eli apprehend Frank’s girlfriend, Pearl Starr (Alexia Dox), who just might have a secret link to Hoyle’s past.
3 3 “Mail Order Bride” August 12, 2013
A mail order bride comes to Great Bend.
4 4 “Expert Witness” August 19, 2013
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle presents his testimony in a criminal case, using expertise gleaned from his studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
5 5 “Temperance” August 26, 2013
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle weighs competing interests using a special interest-weighting algorithm he developed during his time at Harvard.
6 6 “Nicodemus” September 2, 2013
Sheriff and Harvard Man John Henry Hoyle visits a nearby town .
7 7 “Honey’s Beau” September 9, 2013
Sheriff John Henry Hoyle fights a duel.
8 8 “The Railroad Spur” September 16, 2013
Sheriff Hoyle and Eli use trigonometry (learned by Hoyle at Harvard University) to determine what murderers were on Mayor Dodge’s property. Hoyle, Eli, Mayor Dodge, and school teacher, Mr. Tidwell, Stand in for Prostitute / Hoyle’s Step-Daughter, Pearl, as Honey’s Girls.


No. title Original release date
1 “Mixology 1: Whiskey Skin” August 5, 2013
2 “Mixology 2: Gin & Pine” August 5, 2013
3 “Mixology 3: A Splitting Headache” August 12, 2013
4 “Mixology 4: Sleeper” August 19, 2013
5 “Mixology 5: Black Stripe” August 26, 2013
6 “Mixology 6: Santina’s Pousse Cafe” September 2, 2013
7 “Mixology 7: Badminton” September 9, 2013
8 “Mixology 8: Whiskey Cobbler” September 16, 2013

Season 2 (2014)

No. in
title Original release date
9 1 “Wedding Bells” August 7, 2014
Hoyle and the gang race to rescue one of their own after a kidnapping by the vengeful Cole Younger.
10 2 “Deacon Jim” August 7, 2014
Hoyle must see the rampage of an angry town after a stray bullet claims the life of a beloved friend.
11 3 “Chinatown” August 14, 2014
Hoyle and Wanda follow the trail of an opium gang after a train happens to run over a rival dealer.
12 4 “The Grasshopper Plague” August 21, 2014
Eli finds farming more than it’s cracked up to when an infestation devastates its entire crop.
13 5 “The Tale of Edwin Starr” August 28, 2014
Pearl must face her past when a mysterious visitor threatens to derail the “straight and narrow” life she’s built for herself.
14 6 “Nicodemus Reloaded” September 4, 2014
Hoyle enters Eli in a rodeo to win enough money to pay off the debts on his family’s failed farm.
15 7 “Election Night” September 11, 2014
Great Bend ‘s Race for Mayor heats up when a rival campaign manager ends up dead.
16 8 “Up Staged” September 18, 2014
Hoyle and Eli race to track down Cole Younger before he slips out of their grasp for good.
17 9 “Something About Myra” September 25, 2014
Honey comes to grips with her feelings for Hoyle when a romantic connection from her past jeopardizes their budding relationship.
18 10 “Doomed!” October 2, 2014
The fearsome Starr clan descends on Great Bend to wreak havoc and mayhem on anyone who stands in their way.


The soundtrack of the series was composed by Darius Holbert [4] and performed by Ian Merrigan [5] and features original works. The songs in the first season include The Ballad of Sheriff Hoyle (featuring Redd Kinsella), Hoyle’s Hoedown , Reaper’s Comin , and The Switch . [5] [6]

See also

  • Great Bend, Kansas
  • Nicodemus, Kansas
  • Harvard University


  1. Jump up^ Team, Deadline (2013-04-30). “Hulu Every Record Revenue, Original Series At Upfront Presentation” . Deadline.com . Retrieved 2013-08-13 .
  2. Jump up^ Moakler, Martin (2013-08-13). “‘Quick Draw:’ How the West Was Improvised ‘ . Hulu.com . Retrieved 2013-08-13.
  3. Jump up^ Rose, Lacey. “Hulu Renews ‘Quick Draw ‘ ” . Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 6 November 2013 .
  4. Jump up^ Holbert, Darius. “Darius Holbert (IMDb) Quick Draw series composer” . IMDb . Retrieved 15 August 2014 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:b Merrigan, Ian. “Season 1 Soundtrack by Ian Merrigan (IMDb)” . IMDb . Retrieved 15 August 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “The Ballad of Sheriff Hoyle, on iTunes” . ITunes . Apple . Retrieved 15 August 2014 .

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