Landman: release date, cast, plot and everything we know about the Taylor Sheridan series

Billy Bob Thornton in Landman
Billy Bob Thornton in Landman (Image credit: Emerson Miller/Paramount+)

Rejoice fans of Taylor Sheridan, the prolific writer has another TV series in the works with Landman. The Sheridan-verse is growing to levels that may only be comparable to Shonda Rhimes and Dick Wolf, as Land Man is one of about 10 shows that he has on-air or is developing, and another for the Paramount Plus streaming service.

Best known as the creator of Yellowstone, Sheridan has helped give Paramount Plus a number of its flagship shows, including 1883, 1923, Mayor of Kingstown and Tulsa King. Land Man is just another one that he has on the way, in addition to Special Ops: Lioness and Lawmen: Bass Reeves.

If you want to know more about Landman though, read on to get all the main details we can find on the series.

Landman release date

Landman is going to premiere on Sunday, November 17, exclusively on Paramount Plus. The first two episodes are going to be made available immediately, with 10 episodes in total comprising the season.

In order to watch Landman, you must be a Paramount Plus subscriber.

Landman plot

Landman is based on the podcast Boomtown, an 11-part documentary podcast that debuted in 2019 and chronicled the oil business in Texas. Here is the official synopsis for Landman:

"Set in the proverbial boomtowns of West Texas, Landman is a modern-day tale of fortune seeking in the world of oil rigs. Based on the notable 11-part podcast Boomtown from Imperative Entertainment and Texas Monthly, the series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it's reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics."

Landman cast

Billy Bob Thornton stars in Landman, playing the main character of Tommy Norris (he is also an executive producer). Thornton is an Oscar-nominated actor (and Oscar winner for the Sling Blade screenplay) whose famous roles include Goliath, Friday Night Lights, Bad Santa and Monster's Ball. He previously worked with Sheridan in 1883, appearing as a guest star in the prequel series.

Other members of the Landman cast include Ali Larter (Legally Blonde, The Rookie) as Tommy's Wife Angela; Michelle Randolph (1923) as Tommy's daughter Ainsley, who is "wild and strong-willed"; Jacob Lofland (Joker: Folie a Deux) as Cooper. Tommy's son; Kayla Wallace (When Calls the Heart); James Jordan (Special Ops: Lioness); Mark Collie (Nashville); Colm Feore (Murdoch Mysteryes); Paulin Chavez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia); and Demi Moore.

A few big names are signed on as guest stars, including Jon Hamm, Andy Garcia and Michael Peña.

Landman trailer

There is no trailer for Landman at this time. 

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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.