It’s cool that Bass Reeves is getting a series. I first posted about him back in 2013: The Life and Times of Deputy U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves. I ended the post with…
I’m somewhat surprised Bass Reeves’ life story hasn’t been turned into a movie or tv series.
Now eight years later we’re getting a Bass Reeves series. I always said, we’re ahead of the curve here. ; )
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.
Stream the series premiere of Lawmen: Bass Reeves on November 5, exclusively on Paramount+.