‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan’s Reality Series ‘The Last Cowboy’ Moves To CMT

by Samantha Whidden
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CMT announced on Wednesday (October 20th) that the unscripted series from Academy Award nominee and Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan, The Last Cowboy comes to the network for its second season on Friday, November 12nd at 8 PM ET/PT.

According to its description, The Last Cowboy is an inside look at real-life cowboys and cowgirls and the high-stakes sport of horse reining. This is notably a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. The cowboys and cowgirls are preparing for the biggest bout in the sport’s history: “The Run for a Million.”

“The series chronicles reiners determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive, ultra-competitive athletic event.”

The Last Cowboy is produced for CMT by Truly Original with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, Michelle Schiefen, Julie “Bob” Lombardi, Alexandra Lowry serving as executive producers. Sheridan, as well as David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, and Bob Yari are serving as executive producers. Keith Cox and Todd Baynes will be overseeing the production for CMT.

 ‘The Last Cowboy’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Shares Details About Growing Up in the Country 

During a 2017 interview with Interview Magazine, The Last Cowboy creator Taylor Sheridan spoke about his childhood out in the country. “My parents were old Texans and on Saturdays, they would play Westerns or films from the ’60s and ’70s like The Graduate and In the Heat of the Night—some of these movies that were really influential on me.”

The Last Cowboy creator also shared that he watched movies 10, 20, 30 times because that’s all he and his family had. “Like 15 VHS tapes, and five of them I never wanted to watch,” Sheridan explained. “Strangely, it was very helpful, because you get to sit there [and] dissect scenes. Even though Didn’t know what I was doing.”

While also opening up about why he decided to start screenwriting, The Last Cowboy star revealed he decided to start screenwriting after he quit Sons of Anarchy. “It had been germinating for about a year. The idea of Sicario had been swimming in my head. I had not figured out what it was exactly, but it had begun. When I quit the show I was able to do some traveling and research and find that, and then sit down and try to figure out how to tell it.”

In regards to going from acting to screenwriting, The Last Cowboy creator explained, “ was definitely unfulfilled. You look at some of the great actors of the past 15 to 20 years, and I didn’t get those same opportunities. I didn’t get them because I didn’t deserve them, so that’s not me complaining.”

Sheridan goes on to add that he recognized the opportunities as an actor were not artistically fulfilling. They were not very financially rewarding either. “So I’m going to find another way to storytell.”

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