Zoe Saldaña To Star 'Yellowstone' Creator Taylor Sheridan's 'Lioness' At Paramount+ As Streamer Continues To Fill Out With Sheridan Content
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Zoe Saldaña To Star 'Yellowstone' Creator Taylor Sheridan's 'Lioness' At Paramount+ As Streamer Continues To Fill Out With Sheridan Content

Taylor Sheridan content continues to remain king at Paramount+.

Billy Bob Thornton has been set to star in Sheridan’s Land Man and Zoe Saldaña is set to star in and executive produce Lioness. Nicole Kidman has joined Lioness as an executive producer under her Blossom Films banner. Sylvester Stallone was previously announced to star in Sheridan’s Tulsa King series.

These three series join Sheridan’s Yellowstone and Mayor of Kingstown being renewed, more episodes of his Yellowstone prequel 1883 set and as announced today, a new Yellowstone universe series, 1932.

The upcoming season of Mayor of Kingstown, more of 1883, new series 1932, Lioness and Tulsa King will all begin production this year.

 “Our strategy to franchise our biggest linear hits in real time to supercharge Paramount+  has far exceeded expectations, with 1883 and MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN already breaking records,” says Chris McCarthy, President & CEO of ViacomCBS Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.  “We are just at the beginning with lots of room to grow on linear and streaming, as we accelerate production on several new Taylor Sheridan series with marquee talent like Sylvester Stallone, Billy Bob Thornton and Zoe Saldaña, as well as the next great chapter in the Yellowstone franchise with 1932.”

Additionally, the Bass Reeves series starring David Oyelowo at Paramount+ remains in development.

Learn more about the projects below:

LAND MAN 

LAND MAN is set in the proverbial boomtowns of West-Texas and is a modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. The series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires that are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.  Billy Bob Thornton will lead the series as a crisis manager for an oil company. Based on the notable 11-part podcast, Boomtown.

LIONESS

LIONESS is based on a real-life CIA program and follows a marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within. Zoe Saldaña plays Joe, a strong-willed, hard-nosed, station chief of the CIA’s Lioness Program, tasked with training, managing and leading her female undercover operatives working to assassinate the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

TULSA KING

TULSA KING, starring Sylvester Stallone, follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (Stallone), who, as he’s released from prison after 25 years, is unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a “crew” from a group of unlikely characters to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.  The series marks Stallone’s first starring television role.

BASS REEVES (Development)

BASS REEVES is a limited series that will bring the legendary lawman of the wild west to life with David Oyelowo attached to star as Reeves. Reeves was known as the greatest frontier hero in American history and is also believed to be the inspiration for “The Lone Ranger.” Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded.

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