Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan is focusing attention on the cast of his upcoming series Landman.
Variety reports that the 53-year-old actor-turned-filmmaker, who is also working to adapt Empire Of The Summer Moon as a film, has added four new actors to the project: James Jordan, Kayla Wallace, Mark Collie and Paulina Chavez. following the previous announcement that Billy Bob Thornton will star in the series.
Landman, like Yellowstone, is set in the present day and was inspired by the popular Boomtown podcast, which chronicles a 21st-century oil boom in West Texas.
The logline for the series describes it as “an up-and-down story of thugs and savage billionaires fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.”
Yellowstone fans will recognize Jordan, as he has played a recurring character, rancher Steven Hendon, for several seasons of the hit series.
James Jordan is among a group of new actors who have been cast in Landman, Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming series for Paramount+. Jordan has appeared in Yellowstone (pictured) and many other Sheridan projects.
Sheridan has co-created the show, which is based on the nonfiction podcast Boomtown, about a 21st-century oil boom in West Texas; seen in 2021 in Las Vegas
He will appear in the series as “a petroleum engineer and blue-collar man who drives and works with thugs in the oil fields.”
Jordan’s character will also be the roommate of Thornton’s character, Tommy Norris.
The actor has worked with Sheridan on multiple occasions having appeared in his features Wind River and Those Who Wish Me Dead, as well as his series Mayor Of Kingstown, Special Ops: Lioness and the Yellowstone prequel 1883.
Wallace will likely be familiar to Hallmark Channel fans, as she is known for appearing on the long-running drama When Calls The Heart.
She will play Rebecca Savage, who is described as “an extremely capable and intimidating liability attorney sent to West Texas to clean up a mess.”
Collie will appear as Sheriff Joeberg, who is described simply as “a West Texas sheriff.”
Chavez rounds out the new additions as Ariana, ‘a young mother whose family has suffered a misfortune.’
Sheridan co-created the upcoming show with Christian Wallace and will also executive produce through his Bosque Ranch production company.
He will appear in the series as “a petroleum engineer and werebear who manages and works with thugs in the oil fields” and will play a friend of series star Billy Bob Thornton; seen in 2018 in Toronto
Kayla Wallace (center) will probably be familiar to Hallmark Channel fans, as she is known for appearing on the long-running drama When Calls The Heart (pictured).
She will play Rebecca Savage, described as “an extremely capable and intimidating liability attorney sent to West Texas to clean up a mess”; Still from My Adult Christmas List
Mark Collie will play Sheriff Joeberg, who is described simply as “a West Texas sheriff”; photographed in 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee
Paulina Chavéz rounds out the new additions as Ariana, ‘a young mother whose family has suffered a misfortune’; seen in March 2023 in Austin, Texas
He currently has a huge overall deal with Paramount Global, and Landman is expected to debut on the studio’s streaming service Paramount+, where most of Sheridan’s shows can be found.
Thornton was previously announced to star alongside Ali Larter, Michelle Randolph and Jacob Lofland.
Thornton previously worked with Sheridan when he had a guest role on the western series 1883, starring Tim McGraw, his real-life wife Faith Hill and Sam Elliott.
Although his film roles have remained steady, Thornton has focused on television in recent years with his Amazon streaming series Goliath.
He played a disgraced lawyer trying to rebuild his career and clear his conscience for four seasons, from 2015 to 2021.
As of now, Landman does not have a release date.
The news that the series is taking shape comes as Sheridan’s flagship show, Yellowstone, and its upcoming sequel have hit another snag.
Yellowstone will conclude the second half of its fifth and final season later this year, but the cast for its sequel has yet to be confirmed.
album news reported Monday that Yellowstone stars Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser and Luke Grimes have requested significant raises to appear in the follow-up series, but Paramount is so far refusing to honor the requests.
Billy Bob Thornton was previously announced to lead the series, which will stream on Paramount+ but does not yet have a release date.
Sheridan is staying busy with Yellowstone spinoffs and prequels, as well as unrelated shows, as his follow-up to the flagship series is in the works following Kevin Costner’s departure; seen together in 2018 in Pasadena, California
Reilly originally asked to be paid $1.5 million per episode, although it has since dropped to $1.2 million, while Hauser is asking for $1.25 million per episode.
Meanwhile, Paramount has offered to increase Hauser’s fee per episode from $700,000 to $850,000 per episode for the first season and $950,000 per episode for the second season, which is guaranteed.
Grimes is reportedly asking for a more modest raise, but Paramount is reportedly playing hardball with the stars.
Sheridan is said to have not originally planned to carry cast members over to his new show, which is in talks to star Matthew McConaughey and Michelle Pfeiffer, but was convinced to include the trio as a bridge for Yellowstone fans following the departure of Kevin Costner. the series after the first half of the fifth season.