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A guide to all of Taylor Sheridan's latest and upcoming 'Yellowstone' spinoffs, sequels, and other projects

A guide to all of Taylor Sheridan's latest and upcoming 'Yellowstone' spinoffs, sequels, and other projects
Taylor Sheridan in front of four famous actors that he has worked with
Sheridan has 11 projects on the go.Tommaso Boddi/Getty, Danno Nell/Paramount, Lauren Smith/Paramount Plus, Brian Douglas/Paramount Plus, Brendon Thorne/Getty, Abanti Chowdhury/BI
  • Taylor Sheridan is currently one of Hollywood's most prolific creators.

  • As it stands, he has 11 projects in various stages of production.

  • This includes several stand-alone TV series and multiple "Yellowstone" spinoffs.

There's no doubt that Taylor Sheridan is one of Paramount's star writers.

Since pivoting away from acting, Sheridan has become one of the most prolific screenwriters in Hollywood and helped redefine the Western genre with his hit series "Yellowstone."

He's so prolific that Paramount has been spending more than $500 million a year on his shows, The Wall Street Journal reported.

And that number could be set to increase as his slate of "Yellowstone" spinoffs and other shows grows.

While "Yellowstone" may be ending this year, following on from the success of "1883" and "1923," Sheridan will continue expanding the franchise with several other prequels, sequels, and spinoffs.

Here's everything we know about all the Sheridan-helmed projects currently in development.

1.'Yellowstone'

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in "Yellowstone."
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in "Yellowstone."Cam McLeod/Paramount Network

The show that started it all is currently in its fifth season.

Centering on the Duttons, a family of US ranchers, the neo-western series has continued to grow its audience from season to season.

When it first launched, Sheridan, who created the series alongside John Linson, took on the roles of writer and director.

But since then, he's loosened the reins a bit, bringing on other directors.

The second half of season five is scheduled to air in November 2024 after it was hit by delays caused by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes and a standoff with lead star Kevin Costner over his filming schedule.

2. '2024'

Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew McConaughey are in negotiations to star in the "Yellowstone" sequel.
Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew McConaughey are in negotiations to star in the "Yellowstone" sequel.Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images, Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

While announcing that the flagship series would be drawing to a close last year, Paramount bosses promised "expansions of this incredible world" that Sheridan had built.

Not much is known about the series, but Puck reported that Matthew McConaughy and Michelle Pfieffer were in negotiations to lead the cast.

3. '1923'

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren in "Yellowstone" prequel series "1923."
Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren in "Yellowstone" prequel series "1923."Paramount Network

"1923" focuses on the second and third generations of the Duttons in the early 20th century. It was originally set to be a limited series, but a surprise announcement of a second season came soon after it premiered in 2023.

Dubbed a "Yellowstone" origin story, the series has featured stars like Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford.

As it stands, it's not known when the second season will materialize. The show was set to go into production for season two in June 2023, but the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes delayed filming.

4. '1944'

An image from the set of the Paramount+ series "1923."
An image from the set of the Paramount+ series "1923."Emerson Miller/Paramount+

"1944" is yet another "Yellowstone" spinoff series that Sheridan has had greenlighted from Paramount. It's also the one we know the least about.

It's expected that it will — like the previous prequels "1883" and "1923" — take place in the titular year and focus on the difficulties the Duttons faced during the wartime period.

5. '6666'

6666 ranch workers Emily (Kathryn Kelly) and Jimmy (Jefferson White) in "Yellowstone."
6666 ranch workers Emily (Kathryn Kelly) and Jimmy (Jefferson White) in "Yellowstone."Paramount Network

This long-teased "Yellowstone" franchise extension, which was first announced in early 2021 and originally set to debut in 2023, is said to revolve around the history of a Texas-based ranch that Sheridan now owns.

However, the future of the show remains up in the air. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year, Sheridan explained the delays in getting "6666" (pronounced "four-sixes") off the ground.

"That, for a number of reasons, needs a unique level of special care because this is a real place with real families working here. You have to respect the lineage," he said. "I've told [the studio] to be patient."

6.'Landman'

"Landman" is likely to be the next new series from Taylor Sheridan that audiences will see.
"Landman" is likely to be the next new series from Taylor Sheridan that audiences will see land on Paramount+.Paramount+

Based on the podcast "Boomtown," the series has been billed as a "modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs" in Texas, per a synopsis from Paramount+.

The show will star Demi Moore and Billy Bob Thornton and is described as "'an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it's reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics."

Sheridan has cocreated the series with Christian Wallace and serves as an executive producer. As of February 2024, the series is filming in and around Fort Worth, Texas. It does not have a release date.

7. 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves'

David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves in "Lawmen: Bass Reeves."
David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves in "Lawmen: Bass Reeves."Lauren Smith/Paramount+

The first season of the series, on which Sheridan served as an executive producer, told the story of legendary lawman Bass Reeves, one of the first Black US marshals west of the Mississippi River.

According to lead star David Oyelowo, who also served as an executive producer, the series was set up to be an anthology series, with each season focusing on "other lawmen in history whose story should be told."

"Lawmen" hasn't been renewed for a second season just yet, but the success of the first season is an encouraging sign that it will be; the first two episodes of the show brought in more than 7.5 million viewers, Deadline reported, setting a record for Paramount+'s most-watched series premiere in 2023.

8. 'Special Ops: Lioness'

Zoe Saldana in "Special Ops: Lioness."
Zoe Saldana in "Special Ops: Lioness."Lynsey Addario/Paramount+

The first season of the espionage thriller "Special Ops: Lioness," which Sheridan created and executive produced, premiered in the summer of 2023.

Inspired by a real-life US military program focused on bringing down terrorist organizations from within, the first season starred Zoe Saldaña, Laysla De Oliveira, Nicole Kidman, and Morgan Freeman.

There has not yet been any official announcement on whether there will be a second season of the show.

9. 'Tulsa King'

Sylvester Stallone in "Tulsa King."
Sylvester Stallone in "Tulsa King."Brian Douglas/Paramount+

"Tulsa King," which featured Sylvester Stallone's first leading role in a scripted television series, debuted in late 2022.

The series focuses on an aging mafia capo after he's released from a 25-year prison sentence and sent to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to set up a new criminal organization. Sheridan created and executive produced the series.

It was announced shortly after it began airing that the series had been renewed for season two, Variety reported.

10. 'Mayor of Kingstown'

Jeremy Renner in "Mayor of Kingstown."
Jeremy Renner in "Mayor of Kingstown."Dennis P. Mong Jr./Paramount +

"Mayor of Kingstown" was the first series Sheridan created as part of his deal with Paramount.

Starring Jeremy Renner, the series is set in the fictional town of Kingstown, Michigan, and follows the powerful McLusky family as they attempt to bring justice and order to a community rife with corruption.

It's been confirmed that the show will return for a third season.

11. “Empire Of The Summer Moon”

Sheridan has won the rights to adapt the best-selling book.
Sheridan has won the rights to adapt the best-selling book.Scribner, Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Viacom

As if all of Sheridans' existing commitments weren't enough, it was announced in January 2024 that he and his Bosque Ranch production company had optioned the Pulitzer Prize finalist book "Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History," by S.C. Gwynne.

According to Deadline, Sheridan will produce the project alongside Jenny Wood.

The book looks at the story of Quanah Parker, a chief of the Indian Comanche tribe, and the tribe's forty-year battle against white settlers for control of the American West.

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