Netflix is ready to “devour Yellowstone” , as the first images of its new violent western series have been revealed.
The Paramount series, by Taylor Sheridan, initially attracted many followers, before gradually being accused of laziness: Yellowstone nonetheless remains one of the most popular works of recent times, and the end of its season 5 is eagerly awaited by its fans.
Because the first part had once again broken its own record, bringing together more than 12 million spectators simultaneously in November 2022. And even if it is coming to an end, the neo-western story will continue to live on through its spin-offs such as 1923 or 6666, not counting the rest of the projects, still in development to this day.
Faced with such success, Netflix decided to present an original production. After Ransom Canyon which presents itself as “the meeting between Virgin River and Yellowstone” , subscribers will be able to discover a series capable of “devouring Yellowstone” .
Netflix will “devour Yellowstone” with its new western
It was the week of big announcements for the streaming giant, which released information on the next programs to be found in its catalog. And among the latter, subscribers discovered American Primeval.
It will be a six-episode miniseries, revisiting the brutal exploration of the American West. Viewers were able to see new images among the Next on Netflix announcements, an event during which each country was treated to a trailer lasting more than three minutes. And it is for English speakers that the preview is available.
As soon as the information came out, Internet users seized it, enthusiastic at the idea of welcoming it to the platform. When it was announced, the media outlet JoBlo immediately joked: “Attention Paramount, Netflix is looking to devour the prairie dogs and beans of Yellowstone with its own series.”
The reaction seems unanimous on the web, but also among the media. For its part, ScreenRant already predicts that the series “will make Yellowstone look tame by comparison.” However, the images are not yet numerous: we can see wagons crossing vast landscapes, Taylor Kitsch’s character playing a pistol, and Native Americans preparing for a fight.
What is American Primeval, the new Netflix series?
Where the main part of Yellowstone is a neo-western, American Primeval will have nothing of a contemporary story: it is about the brutal encounter between cultures. In short, the game of “cowboys and Indians” in all its cruelty.
Netflix presents its upcoming western series this way: “American Primeval is a raw and adventurous exploration of the birth of the American West: the clash of cultures, religions and communities as men and women fight and die for control of this new world, this land that they believe to be their destiny. The series tells the story of the sacrifice everyone must pay when choosing to make their way through a lawless wilderness.”
Alongside Kitsch, the cast includes Jai Courtney, Kyle Bradley Davis, Dane DeHaan, Betty Gilpin, Nick Hargrove, Derek Hinkey, Saura Lightfoot Leon, Preston Mota, Shawnee Pourier, Joe Tippett and Shea Whigham.
Directing, we will find Pete Berg (Painkiller), to direct the screenplay written by Mark L. Smith (Midnight in the Universe, The Revenant, Overlord). On the executive producer side too, the series has a solid team: Pete Berg for Film 44, Eric Newman for Grand Electric (Griselda, The Watcher, Narcos) and Mark L. Smith.
Speaking to Netflix via Tudum, director and executive producer Pete Berg said: “I can’t wait to immerse viewers in the most dynamic, intense and thrilling survival story there is. We are going to throw ourselves into the den of the wolf.”
At this point, the six-episode American Primeval miniseries does not yet have a release date on Netflix, but is scheduled for release in 2024.