Hollywood star Dennis Quaid will join the Yellowstone TV series in Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 spinoff series, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story.


Actor Dennis Quaid stars Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 spinoff tv series, 1883: The Bass Reeves Story. Quaid began his career in the mid-1970s with small roles in film and television, before his career took off after his work in Peter Yates’ award-winning 1979 coming-of-age bicycle racing comedy, Break away. The actor subsequently got roles in prominent films, i.a The right things, and quickly became a household name.

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Now as of DeadlineQuaid is ready to join Sheridan’s expansion Yellowstone franchise i 1883 spinoff series, 1883: The Bass Reeves story. 1883 centered on the first members of the Dutton family to settle on the land that would become Yellowstone Ranch, the sprawling property at the center of the drama of the popular Yellowstone series. The Bass Reeves spinoff series will see Quaid join the cast as a Deputy US Marshall named Sherrill Lynn.

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Inspired by a true American West character, the upcoming 1883 spinoff show will watch Selma and Aquarius star David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves, the first black deputy US Marshals to serve west of the Mississippi River. Reeves was born into slavery in 1838, but later escaped when the American Civil War broke out and lived with several indigenous tribes until he became a farmer after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. In 1875, he was later recruited as a Deputy US Marshall to oversee several territories that housed large populations of Native Americans, due to his ability to speak a number of their languages. During this time it is recorded that Reeves had arrested over 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 without ever suffering any serious injury.

Revealed in September 2021, initially as a project separate from Yellowstone, 1883: The Bass Reeves story was later announced to be a spinoff of 1883 in May 2022. The upcoming Western is slated to be a six-episode limited series, with Sheridan, Oyelowo and his wife Jessica Oyelowo producing alongside Chad Feehan, David C. Glasser, David Permut, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and David Hutkin . The show will be produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios with Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions and Oyelowo’s production company, Yoruba Saxon.

written by Sheridan, 1883: The Bass Reeves story currently recording in Texas. Sheridan will reportedly direct the first two episodes of the show, while the remaining episodes will be directed by top black filmmakers. The series is scheduled to stream on Paramount+. How 1883: The Bass Reeves story regarding Yellowstone has not yet been revealed.

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