The creator of the new Western drama series “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” which takes place in the “Yellowstone Universe,” is Taylor Sheridan. The show is a preface to Yellowstone in 1923 and a follow-up to 1883. The main character and the country’s first black deputy marshal is Bass Reeves.
David Oyelowo plays the title role as Bass Reeves, a federal peace officer in Fort Smith, Arkansas, apprehends over 3,000 violent offenders. Dennis Quaid plays Sherrill Lynn, the deputy U.S. marshal, and Forrest Goodluck plays Billy Crow, a young Cherokee guy who likes to read books from dime stores.
It stars Oyelowo as Bass Reeves, who, as he says in the teaser, walks the fine line between law enforcement and the outlaw lifestyle—clearly with a dash of anti-heroic flare. We witnessed Bass Reeves’ early transition from a slave to a deputy U.S. Marshal in Episodes 1 and 2.
After an overloaded premiere in 1875, the show picks up more than thirteen years later in Van Buren, Arkansas, where we witness Bass Reeves struggling with farming. He encounters Deputy U.S. Marshal Sherill Lynn while attempting to get a sense of the terrain to provide for his family.
We witnessed Bass Reeves’ early transition from a slave to a deputy U.S. Marshal in Episodes 1 and 2. Bass’s master, George Reeves, offers him a shot at freedom in a card game because of his actions during the battle. But Bass knows that George was unfaithful.
Bass takes matters into his own hands by beating George due to the treachery. When he tells his wife what occurred, she advises him to run and never turn around. As he travels, Bass battles being on the run until Sara Jumper, a woman, comes to his aid.
Bass encounters an old enemy when she sends her son Curtis and Bass into town to get supplies. There’s a shootout, and Curtis gets shot and killed.
When Bass returns to his former haunts in hopes of seeing his wife, he finds she has moved on. Bass finds George’s wife after she informs him where she might have gone. When he does, he believes she has moved on when he sees her with a child, but Jennie explains their daughter to him and tells him she still loves him.
When we fast-forward to 1875, Bass is struggling to get his farming down so he can sell crops and support his family. When Deputy U.S. Marshal Lynn shows up at his house, he offers the man the opportunity to join his Posse in exchange for his being tracked down. Bass initially declined the invitation, but his wife persuades him to accept.
After finding the individual they were searching for, Bass and the Marshal decide to take matters into their own hands, with the Marshal killing the man. Bass strikes the Marshal as a result, then leaves for home.
A few days later, the Marshal returns to Bass’s home and expresses dissatisfaction with the state of affairs. That didn’t matter, though, because Judge Parker wanted to appoint Bass as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in addition to liking him. Naturally, Bass accepts the position.
After completing the setup and introductions, Lawmen’s focus in the third episode will be on Bass’s and everyone else’s reactions to his new role as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Reeves faces difficulties in trying to uphold the law since the towns are unable to adjust to having a Black deputy U.S. Marshal.
This boy continues to enchant Sally Reeves, and her mother isn’t pleased about it. As he witnesses horrible things happen in front of him, Bass Reeves feels the burden of being a deputy on his back.
Release Date And Where To Watch
Lawmen: Bass Reeves Episode 3 will air on Sunday, November 12, 2023, at 3:00 AM PT in the US. New episodes of Lawmen: Bass Reeves are released every Sunday. Episode 3 release timings for the rest of the world are as follows:
- Pacific Time (New York) 3:00 AM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Eastern Time (Canada): 6:00 AM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Greenwich Mean Time (London): 10:00 AM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Central European Time (Germany): 12:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Australian Standard Time (Australia): 9:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Philippines Standard Time (Philippines): 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 12, 2023
You can stream the entire Bass Reeves series globally on Paramount+. Fortunately, all related series air on Paramount+ so that you can catch up on your Yellowstone Universe knowledge before the show premieres. The platform’s lowest monthly rates begin at $5.99.