Give Paramount Network a lot of credit. What they have been able to do with Yellowstone has been pretty amazing. The Kevin Cosner led western has been a tentpole for the network, and continues to show just how big of a following it has created. As a matter of fact, series co-creator Taylor Sheridan just inked a five year deal with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment to create new series. They wasted no time announcing a huge slate of programming, creating an expansion of the now Yellowstone universe.
We already knew about the prequel series, Y: 1883, that was announced during the "Big Game". That is far from the only series connected to this world. Here is a full list of what's coming, including a series led by Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner.
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWNMayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family - power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. Mayor of Kingstown will be executive produced by Sheridan, co-creator Hugh Dillon, Jeremy Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman.
LAND MANSet in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, Land Man is a modern day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. The series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it's reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics. Land Man will be executive produced by Sheridan and produced by David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
YELLOWSTONE SPINOFF, 6666 (WORKING TITLE)Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing ... The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made. The series will be executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
Y: 1883Y: 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America's promised land - Montana. From MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, Y: 1883 will be executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
101 Studios will, of course, be involved in this expansion and it sounds like they are very excited about what's to come.
"Taylor, Paramount+ and MTV Entertainment Studios have been incredible partners to us at 101 over the years," said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. "Together, we have been able to build Yellowstone into an immersive universe for audiences globally. And that is what we intend to do with these series as well. We will be introducing new characters and story lines alongside world-class talent and creators. We are very much looking forward to bringing these shows to life."
This is a multi-platform deal. So this is not exclusive to Paramount Network or even Paramount+. This spans across ViacomCBS, so it leaves the door open to many possible landing spots for this new slate of programming. I feel like we have talked about westerns and history based programs here and on the podcast before. I feel like if you love western based games and comics, how could you not be interested in this as well? What do you think?
We'll keep you posted on updates from the world of Yellowstone and provide more info on these new series as it becomes available.
Photo Credit: MTV Entertainment Studios/101 Studios