Here’s Where Lawmen: Bass Reeves Is Filmed

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Taylor Sheridan’s TV universe continues to expand on Paramount+, from the seemingly never-ending glut of new prequels and spinoffs from his juggernaut hit Yellowstone, to his Oklahoma-based mobster drama Tulsa King, all of which have lured A-list movie stars like Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren and Sylvester Stallone to the small screen.

The latest Western drama to ride out onto Sheridan’s frontier is Lawmen: Bass Reeves, the story of one of the first Black deputy U.S. Marshals who is tasked with hunting down and apprehending outlaws. David Oyewolo stars as the real-life Arkansas lawman Bass Reeves, who captured more than 3,000 criminals in his time.

Lawmen: Bass Reeves also stars Dennis Quaid, Donald Sutherland, and Shea Whigham, continuing Sheridan’s tradition of casting big name heavyweights for his TV epics. And just like the different eras of Yellowstone, this show promises to deliver gripping Western action against some stunning scenery.

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Where was Lawmen: Bass Reeves filmed?

While the series takes place in and around Fort Smith, Arkansas, where Reeves was actually stationed in the 1880s, the majority of it was actually filmed across multiple locations in North Texas, including Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Stephenville, Strawn, and Weatherford.

Several scenes from the show were shot at Bosque Ranch in Weatherford, which is owned by executive producer Taylor Sheridan, and is where he holds “Cowboy Camp” for actors who are newcomers to the Western genre and need training before they get in the saddle.

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