The prolific producer will now have six shows for ViacomCBS.
ViacomCBS is turning Taylor Sheridan into a brand for streamer Paramount +.
the Yellowstone The creator is adding a third show to the franchise with a spinoff starring Jefferson White and Ryan Bingham reprising their respective roles as ranch owners Jimmy Hurdstrom and Walker. The spin-off joins previously announced Sheridan’s. Yellowstone prequel series, Y: 1883, at Paramount +.
Sheridan has also prepared a sixth program for ViacomCBS, featuring Earth man based on Texas Monthly Fast growing city podcast. That series will also call Paramount + home and join the Paramount Network transfer. Mayor of Kingstown, starring Jeremy Renner, and spy drama Lioness on the streamer that is about to rename CBS All Access on March 4 (Watch Sheridan discuss her vision for all of her shows in the video interview, below).
That is how Yellowstone spin-off – tentatively titled 6666 – described: Founded when the Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in western history than 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries earlier, and spanning an entire county, 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 following … The 6666 is synonymous with the ruthless effort to raise the best horses and cattle in the world and ultimately instance, where world-class jeans are born and made. Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari are executive producers.
Earth man meanwhile, it is based on the 11-part podcast on how the West Texas oil industry is reshaping the country’s climate, economy, and geopolitics. The drama takes place in the proverbial booming cities of West Texas and is described as a modern-day story of fortune-hunting in the world of oil rigs. The series is an up and down tale of thugs and savage billionaires fueling a boom so big that it is reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. Land man will executive produce Sheridan and produced by Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
the Yellowstone spin-off and Land man They are produced by MTV Entertainment Studios of ViacomCBS, directed by Chris McCarthy, and 101 Studios of Glasser. “Yellowstone is the number one show with tens of millions of fans based on the characters Taylor has created and his gift for building the world, “said McCarthy, who serves as president of MTV Entertainment Group.” With Paramount +, our strategy is to overload subscribers by franchising our most successful intellectual property as we are doing with Yellowstone prequel Y: 1883 and building new intellectual property with creative talents like Taylor. “
With the untitled spin-off, the world of Yellowstone It grows to three series as the flagship awaits a premiere date for its fourth season on the linear cable Paramount Network. (The old Spike TV will be rebranded again this year as the Paramount Movie Network.) Yellowstone it has been a great success for Paramount Network. Last August’s third season finale recorded a series of 5.16 million total viewers, crowning a season that crowned the show the most-watched cable entertainment show of 2020. The Kevin Costner-directed series, co-created by Sheridan and John Linson, is currently airing on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, as ViacomCBS looks to expand the reach of the show before it likely brings the library to Paramount +.
Sheridan renewed his general nine-figure agreement with ViacomCBS earlier this month. The pact includes five cycles per year of scripted and procedural series and will see Sheridan supply content for MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios for platforms including, but not limited to, CBS, Paramount Network, Paramount + and other ViacomCBS brands. You will also have the ability to sell to third party buyers.
Yellowstone it was the first drama cast for the Paramount Network series after former Viacom executive Kevin Kay rebranded it (from Spike TV) as a general entertainment destination. (It was Kay who started the general settlement talks with Sheridan years ago.) Yellowstone has become a signature Paramount hit and inspired McCarthy, who oversees all of ViacomCBS’s core cable networks, to build around event-style originals with big characters at the center, whether they be scripted series or original films.
“Taylor, Paramount + and MTV Entertainment Studios have been incredible partners for us at 101 over the years,” said Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. “Together, we have been able to build Yellowstone in an immersive universe for audiences around the world. And that is what we intend to do with these series as well. We will introduce new characters and stories alongside world-class talents and creators. We really want to bring these programs to life. “
The Paramount + rebrand is designed to fully integrate brands like Paramount, MTV, Comedy Central and more under the ViacomCBS umbrella. To that end, a new incarnation of MTV The real world – titled Homecoming And featuring the original cast from New York, it will be available when CBS All Access launches as Paramount + on March 4. Paramount TV Studios’ listing was just one of many announcements revealed during Wednesday’s presentation to investors.
Sheridan is represented by CAA, LBI Entertainment, Elevate Entertainment, and Meyer & Downs.