‘Lawmen: Bass Reeves’ Preview: Meet the Heroes and Villains [Pictures]
The first two episodes of Lawmen: Bass Reeves introduce the main characters and the deadly tension between them.
Pictures capture the show's heavy presentation, foreshadowing what's to come.
- Lawmen: Bass Reeves premiers on Paramount+ on Sunday, Nov. 5.
- David Oyelowo plays Reeves, a real-life 19th century U.S. Marshal known for arresting thousands of dangerous felons.
- Chad Feehan created the show. Oyelowo and Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone) are executive producers.
No spoilers here — photos from Ep. 1 and Ep. 2 of Lawmen: Bass Reeves focus on the new Paramount+ show's heroes (Reeves and his family) and villains. Several characters are based on real-life men and women, so it will be fun to watch how closely fiction mirrors reality.
On Sunday, look for a recap of both episodes on Taste of Country. The next episode of the Dutton Rules podcast will also break down what happened.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast and Characters:
Jennie Reeves (played by Lauren E. Banks): Bass Reeves' wife and the mother of his children.
Judge Isaac Parker (not pictured, played by Donald Sutherland): The magistrate who in real life made Reeves a U.S. Marshal.
Sherrill Lynn (Dennis Quaid): Another Deputy U.S. Marshal.
Esau Pierce (Barry Pepper): Leader of the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles.
Garrett Montgomery (not pictured, played by Garrett Hedlund): Part of the group Reeves hires.
George Reeves (Shea Wigham): Another real-life character who was a slave owner and Texas legislator in the late 19th century.
Sally Reeves (Demi Singleton): Bass Reeves' daughter.
Billy Crow (Forrest Goodluck): Role unknown.
Arthur Mayberry (Lonnie Chavis): Role still undefined, but Chavis played young Randall Pearson in the hit NBC show This Is Us.
PICTURES: Look Inside 'Lawmen: Bass Reeves' Part 1 and Part 2
Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker