ViacomCBS has signed “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan to an overall deal and renewed the Kevin Costner-led drama for a fourth season.
Sheridan’s deal covers multiple projects for the newly created Entertainment & Youth Studios led by Chris McCarthy. David Glasser and 101 Studios will executive produce all projects under the deal. Keith Cox, President of ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Studios, will oversee the projects.
“Yellowstone” is the most-watched scripted series in the two-year history of Paramount Network, which was re-branded from Spike in 2018. The early renewal for “Yellowstone” comes ahead of the drama’s third-season premiere this summer.
Sheridan’s deal also includes a first season of scripted drama “Mayor of Kingstown,” which was ordered last month. Set in a small Michigan town centered on seven federal prisons, “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the criminals, the cops, the prisoners and politicians who all have something at stake. Sheridan co-created the series with Hugh Dillon. Both executive produce alongside David Glasser.
Sheridan also has the unscripted series “The Last Cowboy” for the network.
The unscripted series, produced by Truly Original and 101 Studios, “spotlights the highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining,” according to Paramount. It will follow eight men and women who “are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport.”