Billy Bob Thornton stars as an oil company crisis manager in the upcoming Paramount+ series.
Veteran actors Billy Bob Thornton and Demi Moore star in the drama, which is based on the well-received 11-part Texas Monthly podcast Boomtown that was written and hosted by Christian Wallace — who’s credited along with Sheridan as co-creator of the new show.
According to Paramount, “Landman is set in the proverbial boomtowns of West-Texas and is a modern-day tale of fortune-seeking in the world of oil rigs. The series is an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires that are fueling a boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy and our geopolitics.”
Thornton — who had a brief but memorable supporting role in Sheridan’s 1883 — plays Tommy Norris, crisis manager for an oil company, while Moore will play Norris’ friend Cami, wife to one of the most powerful oil men in Texas. Co-stars include Michelle Randolph of Sheridan’s 1923, who’ll play Ainsley Norris, Tommy’s wild and strong-willed 17-year-old daughter; and Jacob Lofland (12 Mighty Orphans) as Cooper Norris, who’s still accustoming himself to the demanding work in the oil and gas fields of West Texas.
Rounding out the cast: Ali Larter (The Last Victim), Kayla Wallace (When Calls the Heart), James Jordan (Yellowstone), Mark Collie (Nashville) and Paulina Chávez (The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia).
Landman is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch Productions exclusively for Paramount+. The premiere date has not yet been announced, so watch this space for further developments.