Taylor Sheridan and David Oyelowo's big move: A leap into the Wild West with 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves'

    Actor David Oyelowo is set to star in 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves', a Taylor Sheridan-produced series about a legendary wild West lawman, marking their first collaboration under the new deal with Paramount and MTV Entertainment Studios.

    <p>David Oyelowo (Source: TheWrap)</p>

    David Oyelowo (Source: TheWrap)

    "Boundary-Busting and Full of Folks": David Oyelowo and Taylor Sheridan Bring 'Bass Reeves' to Life

    Nearly two years ago, Paramount and MTV Entertainment Studios inked a game-changing deal with Emmy-nominated actor David Oyelowo and his wife, actress, writer, and producer Jessica Oyelowo, for the development of original scripted and unscripted series. Now, the first fruits of this promising partnership have come to light: 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves', a series about a legendary lawman of the Wild West, with Taylor Sheridan as producer

    Unleashing the Legend of the Wild West

    Diving headfirst into the project, Oyelowo is set to star in the titular role, bringing to life the man believed to be the inspiration behind The Lone Ranger. Reeves, known as "the greatest frontier hero in American history," notably served as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory post-Reconstruction era, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without a scratch.

    David Oyelowo and Taylor Sheridan (Source: Deadline)

    With a background as a 'Yellowstone' co-creator, Sheridan's addition to the production only amplifies the anticipation surrounding this limited series. As reported by Deadline, the collaboration with Taylor Sheridan and Paramount is "a dream" for the Oyelowos, aimed at bringing boundary-busting stories to the widest audience possible.

    An Endeavor of Strength, Perseverance, and Remarkable Stories

    Echoing the excitement, David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, expressed his thrill about partnering with the Yoruba Saxon team, especially regarding the 'Bass Reeves' project. He mentioned, "We can’t wait to give audiences an exclusive look into his strength, perseverance, and absolutely remarkable story."

    The limited series will shed light on the monumental story of Bass Reeves, the first Black deputy U.S. marshal west of the Mississippi River. Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group, applauded this effort, stating that the series "will bring to light one of the greatest frontier heroes in our country’s history."

    Jessica Oyelowo and David Oyelowo (Source: The Christian Post)

    'Bass Reeves' is only the first step in a slew of innovative projects under this pact, promising to serve as a powerful platform for sharing values-based content that can shift the culture and color outside the lines.

    With their commitment to storytelling and the backing of Taylor Sheridan, David and Jessica Oyelowo's vision seems destined for success. The unveiling of 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves' marks the beginning of a new era in entertainment, one that celebrates unique, often overlooked narratives in history.

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