Taylor Sheridan’s planned western spinoff series, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” has added four more cast members. Among them is Mo Brings Plenty, who is best known for playing Thomas Rainwater’s trusted right-hand man, Mo, in “Yellowstone.” Brings Plenty will play Minco Dodge, a Choctaw Native American and close friend of Bass Reeves, the show’s protagonist.
This Taylor Sheridan production also stars Dale Dickey, Tosin Morohunfola, and Margot Bingham as the characters of Brings Plenty and the Girl. Sheridan’s work is noted for its nuanced representation of human emotions, and the descriptions of these individuals hint that the show would explore similar emotional and socio-psychological topics.
The elderly woman portrayed by Dickey is a no-nonsense veteran of life. Black Seminole Native American Bingham owes a debt of gratitude to Bass Reeves. Morohunfola portrays a captured Union soldier who travels with Bass Reeves.
David Oyelowo will play the titular role of Bass Reeves, and the cast already includes Garrett Hedlund, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Quaid, and others.
Production on “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” has moved to Texas, and the Western-themed picture is sometimes mistaken for a continuation of the “Yellowstone” franchise. According to Variety’s reporting, however, the show will be developed as a spin-off in its own right, with each season concentrating on a different historical lawman from the United States and presenting the stories of their lives in an effort to attract a new audience.