Lawmen: Bass Reeves: Paramount+ gives us a new look at the David Oyelowo western from Taylor Sheridan

Paramount+ unveils its newest project from their resident TV series creator with actors like Barry Pepper and Dennis Quaid in tow.

Last Updated on August 24, 2023

Paramount+ has debuted a new teaser from Lawmen: Bass Reeves. The western series comes from Paramount+’s resident hit-maker Taylor Sheridan as he executive produces alongside David Oyelowo, who stars in the show as the titular lawman, Bass Reeves. The cast will also include Lauren E. Banks, Demi Singleton, Forrest Goodluck, Barry Pepper, Honorary Oscar recipient Donald Sutherland and Emmy Award nominee Dennis Quaid. Taylor Sheridan created the show with the showrunner Chad Feehan. The eight-episode series is due to premiere on Paramount+ this fall.

The official synopsis from Paramount+ reads,
LAWMEN: BASS REEVES will bring the legendary lawman and outlaws of the Wild West to life. Reeves (Oyelowo), known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded. LAWMEN: BASS REEVES is an anthology series with future iterations that will follow other iconic lawmen and outlaws who have impacted history.

The cast also includes Shea Whigham and Garrett Hedlund as guest stars, and, in recurring roles, Joaquina Kalukango, Lonnie Chavis, Grantham Coleman, Tosin Morohunfola, Dale Dickey, Rob Morgan, Ryan O’Nan, Margot Bingham Mo Brings Plenty, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley and Bill Dawes. 

In addition to Sheridan, Feehan and Oyelowo, the series is also executive produced by David C. Glasser, Jessica Oyelowo, David Permut, Christina Alexandra Voros, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and David Hutkin. 

LAWMEN: BASS REEVES is the latest addition to Sheridan’s growing slate on Paramount+, which includes 1923, 1883, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, TULSA KING and SPECIAL OPS: LIONESS as well as the upcoming series LAND MAN.

The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions and Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon exclusively for Paramount+.

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Source: Paramount+

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