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Outer Range - What We Know So Far

There's no denying that one of the most popular shows on television currently is "Yellowstone." Created by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan and starring Oscar winner Kevin Costner, the series has dominated cable television ratings and reinvigorated the TV neo-western genre (via Deadline). Obviously, the streamers would want to participate in the craze, which led to Amazon putting the neo-western mystery series "Outer Range" in development for Prime Video.

The "Outer Range" cast boasts an abundance of A-listers and has Brad Pitt attached to produce (via Variety). The new series could be a huge hit for the streaming service, as it clearly has the pedigree. If you're as intrigued as we are about "Outer Range," here is your handy dandy guide to everything we know so far about the Prime Video series, including when to expect it, who's in it, and what to expect from the story.

When does Outer Range come out?

Prime Video subscribers should expect "Outer Range" to debut on the service sometime soon, but there is no official release date at this time. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the series started filming in January 2021 but after just a few weeks into production, a positive COVID test forced filming to a standstill for a brief period. Despite being set in Wyoming, the production team shot in outside areas such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Calgary before moving to Albuquerque in April.

Judging from when Prime Video has previously released some of their other tentpole series like "Hanna" and "Hunters," there's a big possibility that the streamer will drop the show in late February or early March. The Amazon-owned streamer began releasing episodes of their shows every week, starting with Season 2 of "The Boys" back in September 2020, following in the footsteps of Disney+ and HBO Max, which points towards the mystery series going down a similar path. Television fans should know when the series will launch soon enough.

Who is in Outer Range?

"Outer Range" will star Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin in the lead role of Royal Abbott, which according to Deadline, marks the performer's first television role since his time on the short-lived NBC series "Mister Sterling" back in 2003. Joining Brolin will be Emmy-nominated actress Lili Taylor as Cecilia Abbott, Tamara Podemski as Deputy Sheriff Joy, and "Ozark" stand-out Tom Pelphrey as Tom Abbott (via Deadline). Imogen Poots, known for her roles in projects such as "The Father" and "Green Room," will also be on board the streaming series as Autumn (via Variety). Also attached to "Outer Range" is Lewis Pullman as Rhett Abbott, Noah Reid as Billy Tillerson, Shaun Tipos as Luke Tillerson, and Isabel Arraiza as Maria Olivares (via Deadline).

Rounding out the loaded cast are Olive Abercrombie as Amy Abbott, "Yellowstone" alumni Will Patton as Wayne Tillerson, Matthew Maher as Deputy Matt, and Morningstar Angeline as Martha Hawk.

What is Outer Range about?

According to Variety, "Outer Range" chronicles Royal Abbott, a married Wyoming rancher, father of two and grandfather of one who is forced to protect his home and his family when a strange and unusual mystery presents itself to him, causing him to question and reevaluate everything he once thought he knew. The disappearance of Royal's daughter-in-law puts the Abbott family into difficult situations finding themselves under new scrutiny and finding their once private life being put under close inspection (via Deadline). 

Also serving as a formidable force to the Abbott family are their neighbors, the Tillersons, who over the years have brought nothing but trouble and have provided unwanted conflict between the two families who also become embroiled in the deadly and formidable mystery across the entire town (via Deadline). 

The series seems to be blending the familial elements of "Yellowstone" with the mystery and intrigue of "Longmire," resulting in a show that will likely be one wild ride.