From Executive Producers Taylor Sheridan and David Oyelowo comes the untold story of the most legendary lawman in the Old West: Bass Reeves. Lawmen: Bass Reeves, follows the journey of Reeves (Oyelowo) and his rise from enslavement to law enforcement as the first Black U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. Despite arresting over 3,000 outlaws during the course of his career, the weight of the badge was heavy, and he wrestled with its moral and spiritual cost to his beloved family.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves is based on the life of the first black Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River, Bass Reeves.
The cast includes Dennis Quaid, Forrest Goodluck, Lauren E. Banks as Jennie Reeves, Bass’ wife, Barry Pepper, Grantham Coleman, with Demi Singleton as his daughter, Donald Sutherland, Shea Whigham, and Garrett Hedlund.
The series is set to premiere on Paramount+ on Sunday, November 5, 2023, with back-to-back episodes.