Yellowstone it is expanding its universe.
ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group announced Friday that they have given the green light to the Yellowstone prequel series Y: 1883, which will premiere exclusively on the upcoming Paramount + streaming service. A launch is expected in 2021.
The new series, which will officially debut its teaser on Super Bowl Sunday (watch below), follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west across the Great Plains to the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark account of western expansion and an intense study of a family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana.
Taylor Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari will serve as executive producers.
The expansion of the world arrives as Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, has signed a new multi-year deal to create multiplatform content with MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, which includes five cycles per year of scripted and how-to series. All series will be exclusive to ViacomCBS, including but not limited to Paramount Network, Paramount +, CBS, and other brands and platforms under the ViacomCBS umbrella.
“I am excited to continue the story of Yellowstone and thanks to Chris, Keith and David for allowing me to continue to expand the family for fans, “Sheridan said in a statement.
“Taylor Sheridan is a visionary creative whose work has reinvented genres and accumulated fan bases around the world; We are delighted that he calls ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment his home, ”said Chris McCarthy, President of MTV Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to build on our partnership with him, expand the Yellowstone universe and showcase Taylor’s limitless talent across all of our brands and platforms. “
“Taylor Sheridan is a master at world-building and has a unique voice that makes him one of today’s most prominent creators creating must-see content. Our mission at 101 is to produce content that sparks cultural conversations with renowned creators at the forefront of our projects, and that is exactly what we envision for this collaboration. This agreement is an extension of our longstanding relationship with ViacomCBS, MTV Entertainment Group and Taylor and we look forward to our future projects, ”said Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios.
The most recent season of Yellowstone, which has been cast for season 4, was the most watched season premiere on cable in two years, with a total of 6.5 million viewers on Live + 3 ratings.
See the video announcement below.
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