Never wake a sleeping giant…
back earlier Taylor Sheridan created the masterpiece of yellowstonehe was just another actor trying to make his mark in Hollywood and struggling to support his family.
However, when he took on the role of Chief David Hale Sons of Anarchydid he really believe that things were about to change for the better.
Of course, that didn’t happen the way it should have, and gem Meeting, Humiliation after asking for a raise paved the way for his famous screenwriting career.
Sheridan recalled a conversation his attorney had with an asshole business attorney for the show:
“When my attorney said, ‘Look, there are kids on Cartoon Network who make more than you’re offering this guy,’ this business affairs idiot says:
‘He probably deserves to earn more, but we’re not going to pay him more because you know what? He’s not worth more. There are 50 of him. He’s 11 on the call log. That’s what this guy is and that’s all he’ll ever be.
That’s really when I quit (because) the store saw me like, “Let’s replace it with a cheaper one.” And I decided I didn’t want to be 11 on the call log for the rest of my life.”
Needless to say, the fact that he was a nothing actor and the blunt way this lawyer told him lit a fire in him. Taylor retired from acting and began writing and directing.
And where did it lead him?
He has created critically acclaimed shows and films Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River, Yellowstone, 1883, along with a bunch of TV series he has in store.
And while Taylor Sheridan may feel like he’s been doing this for years, it still feels like this is just the beginning of the Taylor Sheridan empire.
Yellowstone Season 5 is scheduled to premiere next November, with the new prequel series 1932 following in December. And those are just a few of the shows he’s working on right now.
Taylor Sheridan recalls that she only had 7 months to complete 1883
Filming out in Texas and Montana, building a real life Travel set with tons of wagons, Reflecting the time accurately and staying true to the period of time… it’s a big challenge.
That being said, a bunch of 1883 Cast members including Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott, LaMonica Garrett and even Taylor Sheridan discussed the challenges of filming the show in an interview with Cowboys & Indians.
And one of the biggest challenges right at the beginning? Time.
When Sheridan wanted to start filming in early 2022 and Viacom/CBS wanted to premiere the show in December 2021. That gave Sheridan every 7 months to get the whole thing done and considering he was in the middle of work yellowstone and The Mayor of Kingstownand everything he wrote for 1883 the pilot script, Sheridan told ViacomCBS executive Keyes Hill-Edgar it was impossible.
As Taylor recalls, Hill-Edgar’s response went something like this:
“Look, we’re going all out, and we’re screwed if you don’t. We’re paying you a hell of a lot of money, so find out the bloody hell!”
Of course, when Sheridan narrated the story at the December Gala premiere of the first two 1883 Episodes at Wynn Las Vegas, he swapped out all F-bombs for “trucking” because there were kids in the room.
But whether it’s fucking or trucking… Sheridan had to make an effort. There were no half measures. There were no compromises. If they did, they would do it right. And if he was going to do that in just 7 months, he’d need a big blank check… and they committed:
“It was impossible to air something in seven months that wasn’t cast, with no locations and no other scripts.
I said, ‘This first episode I wrote is the best thing I’ve ever written. If I don’t have the time to get it right, I need everything else. I need the toys, I need the cast, I need the team. You have to trust me and it’s going to hurt.’
And I didn’t hear the word ‘no’ at all.”
And… they did it.
Chad Galster, Sheridan’s longtime editor and collaborator, added:
“All of us together first said, ‘How do we do this?’ And I still don’t know how we did it, but we did it and it’s going to air. I mean, we’re still working on it, but somehow we pulled it off.
And I don’t know if it was the time pressure or the result of energy but for myself I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever worked on. And I think Taylor said the same thing, and we’re all incredibly proud of it. And it’s a small miracle that it’s being broadcast for people to enjoy.”
Needless to say they put together a top notch team, did an incredible job of attracting a star-studded cast in such a short amount of time, which makes it even more impressive that they were able to put on a solid show through December.
I mean, the end result was stunning, but perhaps the best part of all of this is… it’s just the beginning.
Yellowstone announces new spinoff series ‘1932’
Taylor Sheridans yellowstone universe grows.
Alongside the new prequel series 1883, as well as the budding spin-off based on the newly acquired Texas ranch, the four sixes, The wide world of Yellowstone is trying to fill in the blanks with a brand new Paramount+ series titled. 1932
Corresponding Hollywood reporterthe new series is set during the Great Depression:
“The show will follow a new generation of Duttons through the era of Western expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression.”
1932 will essentially serve as the second season of a Yellowstone prequel anthology series.
We also know that Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren will star, but the rest of the cast remains a mystery.
Taylor Sheridan says it’s about reinventing the wheel all over again:
“We’re in an interesting time in scripted drama and television because everyone’s trying to find this new way of telling a story. And I’ve done it on every show where I’ve seen a forgotten part of the American experience.”
With Yellowstone, I had built this backstory of where the Dutton family came from, and with 1932 I chose this point in time to take a look back because you see the kids that we met in 1883 that are trying now raising another generation of children Dutton in a Wild West era becomes a playground for the elite from the East.”
Buckle up… it sounds like Taylor Sheridan and Yellowstone are just warming up.
From Taylor Sheridan – the co-creator of @Yellowstone & @Kingstown and creator of @1883Official– comes five new theatrical series that tell American history from a new angle with movie-star talent that only comes along once in a generation. @ParamountPlus #ParamountPlus pic.twitter.com/ujGaWMWqt3
— Yellowstone (@Yellowstone) February 15, 2022
The four sixes
The Four Sixes Ranch was founded in 1870 by Samuel “Burk” Burnett when he purchased 100 cattle branded “6666”. Today the ranch is an astounding size of 266,000 acres, on three separate lots, as previously mentioned, was purchased by a group led by yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan.
No premiere date has been set yet 6666but we do know it’s likely to be streamed exclusively on Paramount+ (similar to 1883)and depending on filming schedules, could potentially be released sometime this year (near the end of the year).
That Show should be star Jefferson White and Ryan Bingham, who will reprise their roles as Jimmy and Walker.
Here is the synopsis of a press release from Paramount+:
“Established when the Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in western history than 6666. Still operating as it was two centuries ago and spanning an entire county, 6666 is where the law rules and The Laws of Nature merge in a place where the most dangerous is next.
The 6666 is synonymous with the relentless effort to breed the world’s finest horses and livestock, and ultimately is where world-class cowboys are born and made.”
The working title of the upcoming spinoff is simple 6666 (also very happy 1883).
Will Jimmy be involved?
Jefferson White sat down with us on the Whiskey Riff Raff Podcast and explained everything he knows so far about the upcoming spin-off.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We shot these Four Sixes sequences down at the Four Sixes, a real, massive, working cattle ranch… one of the largest in the country, one of the oldest in the country. After spending four years at Yellowstone, a fictional ranch, it was a real eye opener to go to the Sixes, who are a real, incredible breed of Goliath cattle ranch.
As for the fork, I don’t think you’ll be surprised that I, Jeff/Jimmy, never have a clue what the heck is going on, and every time I think I know, Taylor does something better and cooler than I could have ever imagined.
All I can say is that I hope…I’m incredibly grateful for the work we’ve had the privilege of doing so far, incredibly proud…all I can say as an actor is that job security is very rare and very precious, so i want to play that character as long as they let me.
And we’re going to find out together how long that’s going to take… Whenever I think I know what’s best for that character or for this world, Taylor proves me wrong. He knows better than any of us.”
Needless to say, only time will tell, but based on the way we saw Jimmy leave Yellowstone Ranch at the end of season four, it sounds like Jimmy will be the star of his own show someday soon .
Stay tuned… anything is possible with Taylor Sheridan.
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