‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Announces 5 New Shows — 4 Already Have Major Movie Stars Attached
- Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan announced he has five new shows coming to the Paramount universe.
- The announement means he has a total of nine show currently in some stage of production.
- Four of his new series have a Taylor Sheridan staple — a major movie star already attached.
Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan just announced some major news. His TV universe is about to get much, much bigger with five new shows. In addition to the four that he already has on the air or in development. Just like Kevin Costner and Yellowstone, Sheridan has a major movie star attached to almost every one of them. Here’s what we know so far.
The ‘Yellowstone’ creator Taylor Sheridan now has a total of nine projects in development
Thanks to the massive success of Yellowstone, Sheridan signed a $200 million deal with ViacomCBS (now Paramount Global) in early 2021 to expand his TV universe. The idea was that Sheridan’s new series would help launch the rebrand for streamer Paramount+. And so far, that strategy has really paid off.
In less than a year, Sheridan put two new series on the air — Yellowstone prequel 1883 and the Jeremy Renner-led prison drama Mayor of Kingstown. At the same time, Sheridan teased the upcoming spinoff 6666 during season 4 of Yellowstone. That series will take place at the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. And it’s expected to premiere sometime in 2022.
But those four series are just the beginning of what Sheridan has planned. On February 15, Sheridan announced that he has five more series on the way. And so far, he has huge movie stars attached to four of them.
‘Kansas City’ is now ‘The Tulsa King’ with Sylvester Stallone
Before Sheridan’s announcement, it had already been revealed that he had a project in the works with Sylvester Stallone titled Kansas City. That series about an East Coast mobster who relocates to the midwest has now transformed into The Tulsa King.
According to The Wall Street Journal, production is scheduled to begin in March. And the premiere of this Stallone-led drama will happen “in the fall” during the planned first part of Yellowstone season 5.
Sheridan and Stallone reportedly bonded over horses after meeting at a Burbank, California, equestrian center where Stallone’s daughters trained. The Rocky creator says he’s drawn to Sheridan because of his writing style and the characters he creates.
“He’s bringing back a kind of rugged individualism that has been sorely lacking,” Mr. Stallone said.
‘Yellowstone’ creator Taylor Sheridan has Zoe Saldaña and Nicole Kidman attached to ‘Lioness’
Sheridan also has a project called Lioness in development which is based on a real-life CIA program. It will follow a Marine who’s recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist with the goal of bringing down the organization from the inside.
Zoe Saldaña will star as Joe, “a strong-willed, hard-nosed station chief of the CIA’s Lioness Program who is tasked with training, managing and leading her female undercover operatives working to assassinate the world’s most dangerous terrorists.”
Production for Lioness begins in June, with Oscar winner Nicole Kidman attached to the project as an executive producer via her company Blossom Films.
Billy Bob Thornton will star in ‘Land Man’ and David Oyelowo will lead ‘Bass Reeves’
Another project that had been teased previously was Land Man, a series about the west Texas oil boom. Now, we know that Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton will be the series lead as a crisis manager for an oil company. Production for that project is scheduled to begin in 2023.
Sheridan has also announced Bass Reeves starring David Oyelowo, which will give fans a look at a “parallel world” in the 1880s.
“Bass Reeves was the first African-American marshall west of the Mississippi, policing the entire Oklahoma territories,” Sheridan explained. “When I’m casting, I’m seeking the great actors of our generation. And David Oyelowo is a once-in-a-generation talent.”
Taylor Sheridan has created another ‘Yellowstone’ prequel titled ‘1932’
Sheridan has more stories to tell about a new generation of Duttons in 1932. Which will follow the family during prohibition and the Great Depression.
Sheridan says he chose this time period because “you’re seeing the children we’ve met in 1883 now attempting to raise another generation of Duttons at a time of the Wild West becoming a playground for the elites from the east.”
Currently, the Yellowstone creator is in the “outline phase” for the 1932 season 1 script. But just like 1883, the period drama will be on Paramount+ in less than a year. Fans should expect a premiere in December 2022.