“Fear the deer!” 1883‘s Lamonica Garrett can’t get over the sheer amount of deer blocking his path to the Yellowstone prequel’s Montana set. Once you see his footage, you’ll understand why.
“When you’re late for work and they ask you why…” the actor captions his Monday Instagram post. His answer? “Didn’t wanna upset the locals!”
Those locals, of course, are a whopping herd of deer.
“Man, look at all these… They’re just taking over!” Garrett says to the camera. “Just hangin’ out, huh?” he continues as he pans around to show outside his window. There, a whole herd of mule deer are grazing on the dry Montana grasses. And the further he pans, the more deer we see. There’s at least a good two-dozen between the door and what we’re assuming is his vehicle parked out front:
But like the entertainment pro he is, Garrett doesn’t waste the opportunity to plug his hotly-anticipated TV universe.
“#Yellowstonetv Premieres this Sunday, Nov. 7th… 1883 Premieres Dec. 19th!” he adds in the Instagram caption – buttoned with a “Fear the deer.”
Fellow actor Kevin Durand responds with “They’re so beautiful aren’t they?” While LaMonica Garrett fan Dan echoes, nailing it with “What a way to wake up!”
‘1883’s LaMonica Garrett Working Hand-in-Hand with Sam Elliott on ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel
Whether Garrett’s a fan of two-dozen deer outside his door or not, he has to be enjoying working on 1883. The first of two Yellowstone spinoffs already announced, 1883 sees the story of America’s Westward Expansion retold through the eyes of the ancestors of John Dutton (Kevin Costner).
Within the fictional retelling, LaMonica Garrett is set to play a Pinkerton agent alongside the one and only Sam Elliott. Together, the duo will take up with the Duttons (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton respectively) in Texas and join their journey West to Montana.
Elliott is set to play Shea Brennan, a Pinkerton agent tasked with leading the Duttons westward. Casting details describe Brennan as a “tough-as-nails,” handsome cowboy. Tack on a “tragic past” (yes, that’s in there), and you’ve got the recipe for a classic Sam Elliott role.
And Elliott’s Shea will have a right-hand man in LaMonica Garrett’s agent. Garret’s character’s name is still under wraps, however. But if he looks familiar, that’s because he’s been an incredibly busy television actor through roles on The CW’s Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and The Last Ship. Another recognizable turn came as Mike Ritter on the Kiefer Sutherland-led Designated Survivor.
As always, be sure to stick with your fellow Outsiders for more on 1883 as it develops. And as Garrett says, the show hits Paramount Network come December 19 ,2021.