Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan Signs New ViacomCBS Deal


ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group have extended their relationship with Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of the hit drama Yellowstone.

Under the new multiyear pact, Sheridan will create exclusive multiplatform content with MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios. The deal runs for five cycles per year of scripted and procedural series.

Content will be exclusive to ViacomCBS including but not limited to Paramount Network, Paramount+, CBS and other ViacomCBS brands and platforms.

A special sneak peek of Sheridan’s new series for Paramount+, a prequel to Yellowstone entitled Y: 1883, aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. Y: 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.

Sheridan said, “I am excited to continue the story of Yellowstone and thank you to Chris, Keith and David for allowing me to keep on expanding the family for the fans.”

“Taylor Sheridan is a visionary creative whose work has reinvented genres and amassed fan bases around the globe; we are thrilled he calls ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment his home,” said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more excited to build upon our partnership with him, expand the Yellowstone universe and showcase Taylor’s boundless talent across all of our brands and platforms.”

David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, said: “Taylor Sheridan is a master at world-building and has a singular voice that makes him one of today’s standout creators making must-watch content. Our mission at 101 is to produce content that provokes culture conversations with renowned creators at the helm of our projects, and that is exactly what we envision for this collaboration. This deal is an extension of our longstanding relationship with both ViacomCBS, MTV Entertainment Group and Taylor and we are very much looking forward to our future projects.”