Set in the 1870s, Barkley is a widowed matriarch of the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley. Unlike many westerns, and other projects for that matter, Barkley was the woman in charge, holding her own against threats of thieves and ne'er do-wells that might descend upon the ranch in typical Hollywood fashion. But she wasn't alone, having the company of her helpful lawyer son, a rancher son and helper step-son, and a beautiful horse-handy daughter.
At this rate, all of televisions Westerns will make their way to the screens pronto, because Tinseltown just can't seem to get enough of dust, horses, and old-school shootouts these days. What will be next?