In homage to the success of scripted drama “Yellowstone,” Paramount Network has greenlit a new competition series called “The Last Cowboy” from Taylor Sheridan (co-creator of “Yellowstone.” Produced by Truly Original and executive produced by 101 Studios, the unscripted series spotlights the highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the world of professional reining.
The logline: “The Last Cowboy” chronicles the lives of eight men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. These horsemen are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport.
In conjunction with the series, Sheridan is also launching a reining event called “Run for a Million,” the sport’s first-ever, arena-based competition with a $1 million purse, marking the largest in its history. The upcoming experience will take place on August 15-17, 2019 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and the competition will come to life in the series finale.
Said Sheridan, “The grit, beauty and tenacity of the West are linked to America’s legacy and my creative drive has been to explore those, in all their complexities, in film and scripted television. Now, with ‘The Last Cowboy’ and ‘Run for a Million,’ we’re bringing the real men and women, and their dedication to the sport of reining, to the small screen, an unmasking of the cowboy world that we hope TV audiences will enjoy.”
“The Last Cowboy” is produced for Paramount Network by Truly Original (“Deal or No Deal,” “Ink Master”) with Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock serving as executive producers. Taylor Sheridan, 101 Studios and David C. Glasser serve as executive producers. Tori Socha oversees the production for Paramount Network.