Yellowstone Franchise Picks North Texas to Film New Series
The Yellowstone franchise has another new series set to start filming and production will take place in north Texas, within easy driving distance of Shreveport!
Yellowstone and its spin-offs are some of TV's biggest hits.
There's no doubt that Yellowstone is one of the biggest things to hit our TV screens in years and has already spun off several other series and prequels like 1883 and 1923 and the soon-to-come 6666. The show is so big that Deadline reports that the season 5 Yellowstone simulcast premiere brought in nearly 16 million viewers, making it the most-watched show on TV for all of 2022. And now, the latest series to be added to the family will be 1883: The Bass Reeves Story.
What's interesting about the new series, is that Taylor Sheridan says he wants this series to be able to stand alone on its own merit; meaning you won't have to have watched or have been a fan of the other shows to be able to watch this one and follow along.
According to the synopsis that I found online, Bass Reeves was the first black U.S. Marshall west of the Mississippi and was famous for making over 3,000 arrests without being wounded. Some even say he was the inspiration for the 'Lone Ranger.' British actor David Oyelowo has been confirmed for the role of Reeves and Dennis Quaid will play the role of Deputy U.S. Marshall Sherill Lynn.
But we haven't even gotten to the best part. 1883: The Bass Reeves Story is being filmed in north Texas, specifically in Fort Worth, Weatherford, Glenrose, and Waxahachie. In fact, Dennis Quaid was spotted at an Apple Store in Fort Worth over the weekend. Is anyone up for a road trip? I'll drive!