Paramount + and MTV Entertainment Studios unveil upcoming Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan roster
With 101 Studios to serve as a production partner, the range includes, Mayor of Kingstown with Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner, Earth man, 6666 (working title) and previously announced Y: 1883
Yellowstone co-creator recently signed a multi-year pact with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group
NEW YORK, February 24, 2021 – MTV Entertainment Studios announced during the presentation of today’s ViacomCBS streaming event a slate of upcoming series for the Oscar nominee’s rebranded streaming service and Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan.
On the heels of Paramount Network’s success Yellowstone – # 1 cable show of 2020 – Sheridan to create new series as part of its global deal with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment that includes both Mayor of Kingstown and Man of the earth, in addition to expanding the Yellowstone universe with 6666 (provisional title) and the previously announced Yellowstone prequel, Y: 1883 who was teased during Super Bowl LV.
“Yellowstone is the # 1 show with tens of millions of fans based on the characters Taylor created and his world-building gift, ”said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Entertainment Group. “With Paramount +, our strategy is to overload subscribers by franchising our most popular IP as we do with Yellowstone prequel Y: 1883 and build new intellectual property with renowned creative talents like Taylor. “
“Taylor, Paramount +, and MTV Entertainment Studios have been amazing partners for us at 101 over the years,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. “Together, we were able to build Yellowstone in an immersive universe for audiences around the world. And that’s what we intend to do with these series as well. We will feature new characters and stories alongside world-class talent and creators. We can’t wait to bring these shows to life. ”
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN
Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family – power brokers to Kingstown, Michigan, where the jail business is the only thriving industry. Addressing themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series takes a critical look at their attempt to bring order and justice back to a city that has neither. Mayor of Kingstown will be produced by Sheridan, co-creator Hugh Dillon, Jeremy Renner, Antoine Fuqua, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Michael Friedman.
MAN OF EARTH
Located in the proverbial prosperous towns of West Texas, Man of the earth is a modern story of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. The series is an upstairs and downstairs story of thugs and savage billionaires fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, economy, and geopolitics. Man of the earth will be produced by Sheridan and produced by David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
SPINOFF YELLOWSTONE, 6666 (JOB TITLE) Founded during the days when the Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more entrenched in Western history than the 6666. Still functioning as it did two centuries ago and encompassing an entire county, 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge into a place where the most dangerous thing to do is the next thing… 6666 is all about effort without thank you for raising the best horses and cattle in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made. The series will be produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.
Y: 1883Y: 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a westward journey across the Great Plains to the last stronghold of wild America. It’s an austere account of Western expansion and an intense study of a family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s Promised Land – Montana. From MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, Y: 1883 will be produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari. In the previously announced deal, Sheridan is set to create exclusive cross-platform content with MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios as part of the multi-year pact that includes five cycles per year of scripted and procedural series. Content will be exclusive to ViacomCBS, including, but not limited to Paramount Network, Paramount +, CBS, and other VCBS brands and platforms.
About 101 Studios:101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-focused narratives. Founded by CEO David Glasser and COO David Hutkin, the studio empowers content creators through world-class collaboration and innovation. On the cinema side, past releases include that of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon The Current War: The Director’s Cup, with Benedict Cumberbatch, winner of the Sundance Audience Award Charged starring Forest Whitaker as well as the family comedy War with grandfather with Robert De Niro. On the TV side, 101 Produces Taylor Sheridan’s Biggest Cable Show for Paramount Network Yellowstone, with Kevin Costner as well as the next series of Sheridan Mayor of Kingstown. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and operates the new Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the most important and compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Paradise found based on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prinz; an untitled docu-series on sexual abuse and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures; the feature film Red rose crew based on the fascinating true story of the United States international women’s team and docuseries Blankets, a behind-the-scenes look at the best Sports Illustrated covers of all time. Wide distribution:At launch, Paramount + will be available online at ParamountPlus.com; via the Paramount + app for iOS and Android; and across a variety of platforms, including smart TVs, connected TVs, online, mobile game consoles, and major OTT providers.