EXCLUSIVE: While AMC is pondering the future of Hell On Wheels, the Western drama series’ creators/executive producers Tony and Joe Gayton have sold another drama project to NBC.

The project, produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy’s studio-based 21 Laps/Adelstein Prod., follows the escapades of Kyle Jones, a recent college grad who can’t find a job and who finds himself forced to courier cash for criminals. After outsmarting the criminals and delivering the cash to their boss, Kyle is offered a job in the organization and the adventure ensues. The Gaytons will write the script and executive produce with Adelstein, Levy and Becky Clements as well as New Wave’s Brian Volk-Weiss, Matt Ochacher, and Michael Pelmont.

This is not Tony and Joe Gayton’s first foray into broadcast TV. The feature writers (Faster) wrote a drama script for Fox during the 2005-06 development season, Southern Comfort, which went to pilot directed by Greg Yaitanes and starring Madeleine Stowe and Eric Roberts. That project also was produced by 20th TV. The Gaytons are repped by UTA, New Wave and attorney Karl Austen.

Hall On Wheels wrapped its second season this month, averaging 2.4 million viewers. That was down from the average of 3 million viewers for the show’s freshman season — but this time around, Hell On Wheels did not have blockbuster The Walking Dead as a lead-in and was impacted by the lack of AMC carriage on Dish Network.