New “Yellowstone” spinoff “6666” will have Ryan Bingham and Jefferson White reprise their roles of Jimmy Hurdstrom and Walker on the show.
On Wednesday, “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan made the announcement about the spinoff. He already has a “Yellowstone” prequel, “Y:1883,” in the working process, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two more new series, “Land Man” and “The Mayor of Kingstown,” are coming from him, too.
But having White and Bingham be a part of “6666” gives viewers two familiar faces they can connect with after watching “Yellowstone.”
Jefferson White Learns About Ranching On ‘Yellowstone’
Jefferson White knew little to nothing about ranching or rodeo when he signed on to join “Yellowstone.”
“Everything Jimmy ends up learning to do or experiencing, I’m also learning to do or experiencing for the first time,” White told Decider last November. “I had never ridden a horse before I accepted this job. I certainly had never gotten on a bucking horse. All of his stuff was very, very new to me.”
White has a stuntman named Bobby Roberts who has spent his whole life competing in rodeos. When we see Jimmy at the rodeo, we’re also seeing Roberts at work. When Jimmy got duct-taped to a horse in Season 1 of “Yellowstone,” Roberts was also there to step in for White at certain points.
Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle, and Bob Yari are executive producers of “6666.”
Spinoff Show ‘6666’ Premise Lies In West Texas Ranch
The premise of “6666” is putting the focus on a ranch more steeped in the history of the West than this one.
It was founded when Comanches still were ruling West Texas. The Four Sixes Ranch operates as it did two centuries before, taking up almost an entire county near Guthrie, Texas.
“The 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing,” according to the show’s premise.
“The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.”