Are there any real cowboys left? Paramount Network just announced they’ve ordered a new TV show called The Last Cowboy.
From Taylor Sheridan, the docuseries “chronicles the lives of eight men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops.”
The Last Cowboy has been ordered in conjunction with a new event, Run for a Million, that marks “sport’s first-ever, arena-based competition with a $1 million purse, marking the largest in its history.” The event will be featured in the series finale of The Last Cowboy.
Read more info from Paramount Network below:
Today, Paramount Network announced it has green-lit an all-new original series, The Last Cowboy, from Academy Award®-nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of Hell or High Water and Sicario, writer/director of Wind River and co-creator of the hit Paramount Network original scripted drama series Yellowstone. Produced by Truly Original and executive produced by 101 Studios, the unscripted series spotlights the highly-skilled horsemen and trainers competing in the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining.
The Last Cowboy chronicles the lives of eight men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. These horsemen are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport.
In conjunction with the series, Sheridan is also launching a reining event called “Run for a Million,” the sport’s first-ever, arena-based competition with a $1 million purse, marking the largest in its history. The upcoming experience will take place on August 15-17, 2019 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and the competition will come to life in the series finale.
Said Sheridan, “The grit, beauty and tenacity of the West are linked to America’s legacy and my creative drive has been to explore those, in all their complexities, in film and scripted television. Now, with ‘The Last Cowboy’ and ‘Run for a Million,’ we’re bringing the real men and women, and their dedication to the sport of reining, to the small screen, an unmasking of the cowboy world that we hope TV audiences will enjoy.”
“Viewers came in massive numbers to watch Yellowstone last season to see the way we showcase modern-day western life,” said Keith Cox, President of Development, Paramount Network and TV Land. “Now we’re serving up fans an inside look at the lives of real horsemen and their challenges and triumphs within the world of competitive horse reining.”
Said Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, executive producers and co-CEOs of Truly Original, “What many people don’t know is that some of the greatest cowboys in the world aren’t living and working on ranches; they’re competing in one of the world’s most elite sports. Riders, trainers and horses perform at spectacular levels, and the drama and stakes of reining are as intense as any professional sport – with major money also on the line.”
The Last Cowboy is produced for Paramount Network by Truly Original (Deal or No Deal, Ink Master, The Real Housewives of Atlanta) with Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock serving as executive producers. Taylor Sheridan, 101 Studios and David C. Glasser serve as executive producers. Tori Socha oversees the production for Paramount Network.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of competition series? Will you watch The Last Cowboy?
Fantastic show—very interesting. I look forward to seeing More—-
Oh yes I am loving this show.. I grew up on a horse and ranching and 4H. This show is awesome
Yes! I love reining and the Quarter Horses that compete.
Waiting for it’s to start!
AWSOME !! As a former “Limited Non Pro Reiner “ , with “East Coast Reiners Association”many moons ago under my former name (Vickie Ramis ) , I feel it’s about time !! There is so much hard work , blood , sweat and tears that go into this sport . It’s beautiful and elegant where the Horse and Reiner become one …… Miss my Reining days …. my horses, my farm , my barn and “Richard Fisher the third” ,my trainer. My Reining saddle, bits , bridle , reins , bell boots n blankets have settled now gracing my tiny… Read more »
Yes, I will watch. I love western horse competition. Horses are such amazing athletes.
I will watch The Last Cowboy. I love reining. Exciting, beautiful horses, and so much fun
I will watch The Last Cowboy.
I like reining, but it can be boring, watching horses do the same pattern, over and over. Sadly, me thinks this will be more about personal/behind-the-scenes (melo)drama, than about the horses, or horsemanship. …and PETA probably won’t like it, either
Well its not going to be the real thing I’m Phil Hancock and me and Dick and Dale and Clark and Doug and Bill and Paul Horn And Wade and J C Pritchard we started this back here in Ohio we had to go last at the shows and slide on wet grass I saw JC have a horse slide out from under him at Greenup at 2 in the morning on wet grass and there was only 5 of us now you have these flat bill fakes trying to sell everything Dale would tech for hours and never charge… Read more »