'Yellowstone' Spinoff Now in the Works — Date, Cast & Kevin Costner's Role in '6666'
American TV drama series "Yellowstone" has produced a spinoff that is currently in the works. Here is everything that we know about the upcoming new series.
"Yellowstone" spinoff is now in the works, according to Wide Open Country writer Courtney. During the Super Bowl, the production released a teaser revealing the show would be coming up with a prequel series called “Y:1883.”
The show's plot includes a big rivalry between the Dutton family and the neighboring Native American reservation. The chief claims the Dutton land used to belong to his people and has been attempting to get the land back for them for the past three seasons.
According to Courtney, the spinoff will unravel how the Duttons first came to Montana and how they got the land from the people who were already there before they came along.
So far, there is not much information about the cast or when the series will officially come out. However, Courtney believes the release date will be in 2022, "maybe even next fall just because it doesn't even seem like they are in production yet," she explained.
She also revealed another spinoff of the beloved show called "Yellowstone 6666" and that it would be taking place in the same timeline as the prequel.
The series will be shot in a real place and will be based on the Texas ranch, the "6666.” The show's creator, Taylor Sheridan, reportedly bought the ranch in Texas and will base the TV series there.
While the prequel will dive more into how the Dutton family came to be the owners of the largest ranch in the US, the "6666" would focus on a different story inside this expanding TV universe.
"The Four Sixes" (6666) is one of the country's most historic and long-lasting ranches. It is a land filled with age and ancestry, one that expands into the far recesses of Texas.
The Longline promises a spinoff series that explores "where world-class cowboys are born and made." However, the details of the show are still unclear.
We know that the series will air on Paramount +, which has not yet announced a release date either for the upcoming show. According to Country Living, Sheridan once said in a video on Twitter:
“I was always fascinated when I came up with the story of ‘Yellowstone’ about how do we make it bigger and expand it.”
You may be wondering who will reprise their roles on “6666” as some current favorites from the Dutton ranch could star in the spinoff.
Although Paramount+ has not made any announcements on the casting, Outsider reported that ranch hands Ryan Bingham and Jefferson White would reprise their roles as Walker and Jimmy Hurdstrom.
While there will be familiar faces, the outlet stated the series would also introduce new characters to the franchise. Although no details of how the storyline will connect to the Dutton family, Sheridan shared why he created a spinoff.
“Being a Texan today and what it means to live in Texas – there's a responsibility that comes with it, in that you really do represent the entire state," he said during an interview.
The 51-year-old desires to return to his hometown and represent the people's stories in his home state of Texas. He and his wife Nicole Muirbrook have their homes bases and ranches by Jacksboro.
"Yellowstone" is Paramount's most successful series, which boasts 6.5 million viewers. It has scored the most-watched season premiere on cable in two years.
The series is co-created by Sheridan and John Linson, which follows the Dutton family, which owns "Yellowstone" ranch. Kevin Costner plays the patriarch John Dutton. The show also stars Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, and Gil Birmingham.