Jon Hamm Shares Exciting Update On ‘Very Well-Written’ New Taylor Sheridan Series

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Actor Jon Hamm said Thursday that the upcoming “Landman” series from “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan is an “interesting” pivot from his flagship show.

Hamm joined the upcoming Sheridan series in February, starring alongside other huge names like Billy Bob Thornton (the show’s lead), Demi Moore and many, many more. The series is part of Sheridan’s multi-show development deal with Paramount. And apparently, they’re already halfway through filming, Hamm told People.

“It’s not actually cowboy-oriented at all,” Hamm clarified. The script is based on the podcast series “Boomtown.” It’s described as “a modern-day tale of fortune-seeking in the world of oil rigs” by “roughnecks and wildcat billionaires fueling a boom so big, it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.”

“It’s based on oil speculators and what they called landmen, which are the guys that run around and try to acquire mineral rights and land rights in the hope of speculating and finding oil,” Hamm noted, expanding on the descriptions provided by the show itself. “There’s a lot of oil under the ground here in Texas and they are constantly trying to find it.”

And with that oil comes a deeply complex political and social atmosphere, ripe for Sheridan’s show-not-tell style of scriptwriting. (RELATED: Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Land Man’ Launches Open Casting For Loads Of Roles. Do You Want Your Shot At Stardom?)

“There’s a lot of back and forth, a lot of intrigue and things like that,” Hamm continued. “It’s Taylor Sheridan and obviously it’s very well written. It’s very well-researched. It’s a story very well told, and I think it’s an interesting take on what happens when it comes to how we get the stuff that makes our cars and our lives and our planes and everything in our modern world go.”

People are going to “enjoy” this show, Hamm claimed. And we agree. If it’s anything like Sheridan’s other series like “Tulsa King,” “1883,” “Special Ops: Lioness,” it’s going to be a major winner. Let’s just hope we also get a conclusion to “Yellowstone” this year too.