‘The Last Cowboy’ is an unscripted television series that airs on Paramount Network. The series has been envisioned and created by Taylor Sheridan, who is the writer of films like ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Sicario’. He is also the writer and director of ‘Wind River’, a 2017 neo-Western murder mystery film. Sheridan also happens to be the co-creator of the acclaimed Paramount Network television series ‘Yellowstone’.
The non-fiction series is based on the world of the highly competitive sports of professional reining. Reining is a western-based competition wherein the riders maneuver their horses through a designed circuit of circles, spins, and stops. The show chronicles the days in the lives of eight professional cowboys during their preparatory phase leading up to the competition called, “The Run for A Million”. It is being introduced by Sheridan as the first ever arena-based competition in the sport.
The Last Cowboy Cast: Who is in it?
The series revolves around eight cowboys from the world of professional reining. The names of the cowboys who are participating in “The Run for A Million” were revealed be Andrea Fappani, Casey Deary, Shawn Flarida, Jordan Larson, Franco Bertolani, Jason Vanlandingham, Craig Schmersal, Tom McCutcheon and Duane Latimer. Along with them, the wild card riders who have been selected are Abbey Lengel, Cade McCutcheon, and Matt Mills.
The Last Cowboy Plot: What is it about?
‘The Last Cowboy’ is an unscripted series wherein each episode chronicles a professional reining rider and shows in detail how the riders train both themselves and their horses before they all together compete in an arena-based competition, a first of its kind which is being launched by Taylor Sheridan, the creator of the series. The competition named “The Run For A Million” will take place on August 15-17, 2019. The venue will be the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. The event will serve as the final episode of the series.
According to the press release of Paramount Network, ‘The Last Cowboy’ “chronicles the lives of eight men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins, and stops. These horsemen are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport. In conjunction with the series, Sheridan is also launching a reining event called ‘Run for a Million,’ the sport’s first-ever arena-based competition with a $ 1-million purse, marking the largest in its history. The upcoming experience will take place on August 15-17, 2019 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and the competition will come to life in the series finale.”
Taylor Sheridan said in his statement that, “The grit, beauty, and tenacity of the West are linked to America’s legacy, and my creative drive has been to explore those, in all their complexities, in film and scripted television. Now, with ‘The Last Cowboy’ and ‘Run for a Million,’ we’re bringing the real men and women, and their dedication to the sport of reining, to the small screen, an unmasking of the cowboy world that we hope TV audiences will enjoy.”