Worlds are colliding in the best way for a new limited series. Yellowstone’s production company, 101 Studios, will be releasing a new series titled George & Tammy. A show on country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette created by producers of Paramount’s hit, Yellowstone? Yes, please.
Written by Abe Sylvia, creator of Netflix hit Dead To Me, George & Tammy will chronicle the famous couple’s complicated relationship. The show is based on The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, a novel by the pair’s daughter Georgette.
‘George & Tammy’ Will Air First On Spectrum
The new show is a Spectrum Original, so the cable platform will have the series exclusively for nine months. It will then hit Paramount and CBS All Access after Spectrum’s nine months close.
Head of Spectrum Originals, Katherine Pope, tells the Hollywood Reporter she was immediately impressed with the script. “The examination of human frailty and redemption” is a pleasant surprise considering “the glitz and glamour of the subject matter,” she says. Pope adds, “We all thought we knew who Tammy Wynette was, but there is so much more to her that we never saw.”
The show will presumably depict parts of the star’s life that were unseen and unknown by the public, using Georgette’s retelling. The portrayal of raw emotions in the country legends’ relationship will give fans a greater understanding of the flashy stars.
The Show Features Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain, who stars in Zero Dark Thirty and Molly’s Game, will play the legendary Tammy Wynette. Chastain is a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee. Writer Abe Sylvia says, “Tammy Wynette is an American icon, and I can think of no one better to illuminate the woman behind the legend than Jessica Chastain.”
The show starring Chastain will surely give glimpses into the emotions and home life that shape Wynette’s hits. Songs like “Stand by Your Man” as well as “We’re Gonna Hold On” will be given a more visible context.
Neither a premiere date nor an episode count for the upcoming show has been released. Until then, we will be rewatching highlight videos of George and Tammy’s iconic voices.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter