With the amount of Yellowstone projects, prequels and spinoffs that Taylor Sheridan is working on, I always thought it would be cool to tell Mo’s story.
Broken Rock Tribe leader Thomas Rainwater’s (Gil Birmingham) righthand man, Mo (played by Mo Brings Plenty) starts out as just a driver and bodyguard, but as the the series moves on, he becomes a significant player in the story.
Thoughtful and patient, yet strong and confident, Mo is essentially the Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) of the reservation, except with a little more grace and finesse.
We see him rescue Monica Dutton (Kelsey Asbille), help in the raid to rescue Tate, he wrangled up Checkers to deliver him to John, he helped Kacye Dutton (Luke Grimes) through his vision quest… he’s just all around awesome character.
So while I’m browsing around Reddit, I come across a post in the Yellowstone subreddit that shares my appreciation for Mo as one of the unsung heroes of the show.
“Can we just get some love for Mo Brings Plenty and the job he does for the show?”
To which a number of fans agreed:
“Mo is the man and I will beat that drum all day!”
“I love Mo and hope we get to see more of him in S5.”
“Hell yeah, I mean, I hope his back gets some serious rest between Season 4 and 5 because he must have quite a bit of backpain from carrying the whole dang show last Season.”
“He is one of my favorite characters!”
“Show would be significantly less without him.”
So what do you say… can somebody get Taylor Sheridan on the line and give us a Mo spinoff?
Of course, his role in sharing Native American stories is a centerpiece of the series:
Yellowstone Announces New Spinoff Series, ‘1932’
Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe is growing.
In addition to the new prequel series, 1883, as well as the up and coming spinoff based on the newly-acquired Texas ranch, The Four Sixes, the wide world of Yellowstone is looking to fill the gaps with a brand new Paramount+ series titled, 1932.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the new series will take place during The Great Depression:
“The show will follow a new generation of Duttons during the time of Western expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression.”
We already know that Yellowstone Season 5 officially has the green light, and shooting is set to begin in May, with a target premiere date of this coming fall, however Paramount was quiet about potentially renewing 1883 for another season.
According to Tanya Giles, chief programming officer of Paramount Streaming, Taylor Sheridan might just be the busiest man in television:
“The incredible storytelling and stellar performances behind 1883 have fueled phenomenal new records for Paramount+.
Promoting the series through linear sampling on the Paramount Network during their latest record-breaking season of Yellowstone further enabled us to introduce Sheridan’s loyal audience to this fantastic new series.
We look forward to bringing fans even more of the Duttons’ origin story.”
Taylor Sheridan says it’s all about reinventing the wheel again:
“We’re in an interesting time in scripted drama and TV because everyone is attempting to find this new way in to tell a story. And I’ve done it with all shows where I looked at a forgotten part of the American experience.”
With Yellowstone I had built out this backstory of where the Dutton family came from and with ‘1932’ I chose that moment in time to peek back in because you’re seeing the children we met in ‘1883’ now attempting to raise another generation of Dutton at a time of the wild west is becoming a playground for the elite from the East.”
Buckle up… it sounds like Taylor Sheridan and Yellowstone are just getting warmed up.
The Four Sixes ranch was founded by Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1870, when he bought 100 head of cattle branded with “6666” on them. These days, the ranch is a staggering 266,000 acres, on three different properties, as previously mentioned, it was purchased by a group spearheaded by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan.
There’s still no premiere date set for 6666, but we do know that it will likely stream exclusively on Paramount+ (much like 1883), and depending on filming schedules, could possibly be released at some point this year (towards the end of the year).
Here’s the synopsis from a Paramount+ press release:
“Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing.
The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.”
The working title of the upcoming spinoff is simply 6666 (also much like 1883).
Will Jimmy Be Involved?
Jefferson White sat down with us on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast and explained everything he knows about the upcoming spinoff so far.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We filmed those Four Sixes sequences down at the Four Sixes, which is a real life, huge, working cattle ranch… one of the biggest in the country, one of the oldest in the country. After spending four years on the Yellowstone which is a fictional ranch, it was a real eye-opener to go down to the Sixes which is a real life, incredible, sort of goliath, cattle ranch.
As far as the spinoff goes, I don’t think you’ll be surprised that I, Jeff/Jimmy never have any idea what the fuck is going on, and any time I think I do, Taylor does something better and cooler than I ever could’ve imagined.
All I can say is that I hope… I’m incredibly grateful for the work we’ve gotten to do so far, incredibly proud… all I can say as an actor is job security is very rare and very precious so I wanna play this character as long as they’ll let me.
And we’ll find out together how much longer that is… anytime I think I know what’s best for this character or for this world, Taylor proves me wrong. He knows better than any of us.”
Needless to say, only time will tell, but based on the way we saw Jimmy leave the Yellowstone Ranch at the end of Season 4… it sounds like Jimmy is going to be the star of his own show someday soon.
Stay tuned… with Taylor Sheridan involved, anything is possible.
Listen to the full podcast with Jefferson White, AKA Jimmy Hurdstrom, below:
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