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Step Aside, ‘Yellowstone.’ There’s A New Taylor Sheridan Western In Town

Superstar actor Billy Bob Thornton told Vanity Fair in July that filming the upcoming series with Taylor Sheridan had pushed everyone over the edge.

Thornton stars alongside Demi Moore, Jon Hamm and Ali Larter in Sheridan's upcoming Texas-set modern-day Western, The Landsman, which bears no resemblance to his signature Paramount+ series, Yellowstone, which features no cowboys and has instead been previously described as “a modern-day tale of a billionaire roughneck and bandit hunter seeking fortune in the world of oil rigs, a boom so big it's upending the climate, the economy and geopolitics.” (RELATED: 'Yellowstone' star predicts gruesome death in finale)

But the filming process apparently hit Thornton like a brick wall: “There were days when I thought I was going to pass out, and maybe the whole crew, too,” Thornton told Vanity Fair about the extreme heat he and his co-workers faced while filming in Texas.

“it was So “It's hot, and we're shooting oil pumping stations. Do you know what a calike is?” he asked Vanity Fair. “We're driving on calike roads with rocks in them, and we're wearing cowboy boots, and there's a scene where we have to run to the truck. It's 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity. Holy crap, I'm in my 60s!” it's awful“Oh man, it's been a really tough time. It's probably the hardest thing I've ever done.”

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Billy Bob Thornton and Tim McGraw attend the World Premiere of the film “1883” at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 11: (From left) Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, and Tim McGraw attend the world premiere of Paramount+ and 101 Studios' film “1883” at Wynn Las Vegas on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for Wynn Las Vegas)

Having the opportunity to work with Sheridan made it all worth it, Thornton continued, before turning the conversation over to co-star Demi Moore. (RELATED: Kevin Costner Reportedly Loses Friendship With A-list Actor Because Of Taylor Sheridan's Latest Show)

“Taylor has a very unique way of working. Every actor that meets with him basically has to sit down and listen to what he wants to do, where he wants to go, and then say yes or no based on that. There's no script,” Moore told the outlet.

CAP-ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 23: Demi Moore speaks onstage during the 30th annual amfAR Cannes Gala presented by Chopard and the Red Sea International Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap-Antibes, France on May 23, 2024. (Photo by Andreas Lenz/Getty Images, Courtesy of amfAR)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 07: Demi Moore speaks onstage during the 2024 TriBeCa Festival premiere of “BRATS” at the BMCC Theater on June 7, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TriBeCa Festival)

Moore said Sheridan already has a multi-season contract because of her track record of success with shows like “Tulsa King,” “1923,” “1883” and “Special Ops: Lioness.”

“He thinks so far ahead. Not just for one season, but for epic stories,” Moore said of Sheridan's style. “He writes incredibly complex, dynamic, fascinating women who are strong, vulnerable, flawed.” (Related: '1883' country music star launches media company for 'everyday Americans')

Both Hamm and Larter gave glowing reviews of Sheridan's writing on the series, and with the confusion still brewing over the final episode of “Yellowstone,” we fans really need something to look forward to — and “The Landman” seems to be just that!

The series is scheduled to be released in Fall 2024.

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