Paramount+ is powering up its upcoming Western series Bass Reeves, with Tulsa King's Garrett Hedlund joining the cast in a recurring guest role. Variety reports that Hedlund is set to play Garrett Montgomery, a skilled part of Reeves' posse hired for his horseback riding prowess and extensive knowledge of the area.
Hedlund joins an already impressive lineup featuring David Oyelowo, who not only stars as the lead but also serves as an executive producer. Other notable cast members include Lauren E. Banks, Demi Singleton, Forrest Goodluck and Barry Pepper. Furthermore, Dennis Quaid and Grantham Coleman are to appear in recurring roles as well.
The series, created by Taylor Sheridan, centers on the legendary lawman of the Wild West and the first Black marshal, Bass Reeves. Technically a spinoff of Yellowstone, it follows Reeves as he works as a federal peace officer in the American Indian Territory during the post-Reconstruction era. Reeves captured more than 3,000 dangerous criminals without ever suffering a wound. His remarkable feats earned him the title of America's greatest frontier hero.
Hedlund is no stranger to the spotlight himself. In addition to his role in Tulsa King, he will star in the upcoming film The Tutor, which will come out March 24. He also just finished wrapping two films: Desperation Road with Mel Gibson and The Marsh King's Daughter with Ben Mendelsohn and Daisy Ridley. He's no doubt been a busy man over the past few months.
Bass Reeves was first announced in 2021. So far, it seems to be riding with an intriguing storyline and star-studded cast. It's got plenty of ammunition in terms of acting prowess to bring viewers an in-depth look into the life of one of America's most legendary lawmen. And now that Hedlund is on board as well, we know we'll certainly be watching.
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