|Date(s):||July 30, 2003 – October 8, 2003|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
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Peacemakers was a short-lived western that aired on the USA Network. It starred Tom Berenger as Marshal Jared Stone, Peter O'Meara as Detective Larimer Finch, and Amy Carlson as Katie Owen.
The show was set in the late 1800s, probably around 1892 when the Old West was beginning to disappear. Stone's character, a federal marshal and Civil War veteran, represented the old way of life in the West that was fading away, while Finch, a former Pinkerton detective trained in early forensic science, showed the ever-approaching modern age. The inevitable clash between the two played an important role throughout the series.
The show was popular with older viewers, but it did not draw in the numbers USA was hoping for from the 18-49 age group. It went on the station's usual mid-season hiatus after airing nine episodes, and they announced its cancellation soon afterward.
Peacemakers has a very small fannish presence, mostly because reruns do not air very often nor has it been released on DVD. Because of that fact, only a handful of fanfiction and fanvids are available online, most of them featuring the slash pairing of Stone/Finch or the het pairing of Finch/Katie.
The series is a perennial Yuletide fandom, and one or two new stories are written for the challenge nearly every year.
- LiveJournal Community (discussion & fic; slash-friendly)
- Peacemakers on USA mailing list (mainly gen/het)
- The show's timeline is a mess; I researched as much of it as I could for a story I was writing, and they played a little fast and loose with things. But several of the "new" inventions mentioned were from the late 1880s or around 1890, and ~1892 is the year that wound up making the most sense to me. - Arduinna, April 11, 2009.