Paramount Network Orders Prison Drama Series from ‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan

“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has another show headed to the Paramount Network after a series order was announced on Tuesday…

Paramount Network wants to stay in the Taylor Sheridan business.

The Academy Award nominated writer and creator behind the hit series “Yellowstone” just had another show picked up to series on Wednesday from the ViacomCBS owned company.

Sheridan’s latest creation titled “Mayor of Kingstown” has been giving a direct-to-series order from the Paramount Network following the huge success of “Yellowstone,” which has become one of the most watched shows on all of cable over the past two seasons.

“Mayor of Kingstown” is set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city completely dependent on prisons and the prisoners they contain. It is a stark and brutal look at the business of incarceration.”

In addition to “Mayor of Kingstown,” Sheridan also saw his reality competition series “The Last Cowboy” picked up for a second season on the Paramount Network as well.

Sheridan has been very busy over these past few years as he transitioned from part-time actor — appearing in series such as “Sons of Anarchy” — to his current job as one of the most sought after writers in Hollywood. Sheridan penned “Hell or High Water,” which earned him an Oscar nomination in 2016. He also wrote the critically acclaimed films “Sicario” and “Wind River” before turning his attention to “Yellowstone,” which has been the highest rated original series on cable over the past two summers.

In addition to “Yellowstone” and now “Mayor of Kingstown,” Sheridan is also staying busy with film work including the upcoming film “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” which stars Angelina Jolie.

There’s no word yet when “Mayor of Kingstown” will debut but “Yellowstone” will return for a third season this summer on Paramount.

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