7 Fascinating Facts That Make Bass Reeves A Legend

Come for the history. Stay for the new original series Lawmen: Bass Reeves, now streaming on Paramount+.
Posted on Sep 3, 2023 | 03:00am
Feel like everyone is talking about Bass Reeves? While the legendary lawman of the Old West, one of the first Black U.S. Deputy Marshals west of the Mississippi, has long been speculated to be the inspiration for the Lone Ranger, there's no doubt he's the focus of the exciting new, standalone anthology series Lawmen: Bass Reeves, now streaming on Paramount+.

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Lawmen: Bass Reeves stars executive producer and Emmy® Award nominee David Oyelowo in the title role. Lauren E. Banks, Demi Singleton, Forrest Goodluck, Emmy® Award winner Barry Pepper, Honorary Oscar® recipient Donald Sutherland, and Emmy® Award nominee Dennis Quaid also star. The series was created for television by executive producer and showrunner Chad Feehan. Oscar® nominee Taylor Sheridan (1883, 1923, Mayor of Kingstown, Tulsa King, Lioness: Special Ops) is also an executive producer. 

The story of Bass Reeves is incredible. Whether you're a history buff, a fan of Westerns, or both, check out these fascinating facts about the real-life lawman. Then stream Lawmen: Bass Reeves on Paramount+.