Filmmaker Taylor Sheridan, producer of fan favourite Yellowstone, is rumoured to have bought the iconic 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. Is this the new shooting location of the Yellowstone spin-off?
The new owner of 6666 Ranch will get 100 per cent solar and wind generation rights, 25 per cent of mineral rights, and own cattle and horses already on the property. It sounds like an outstanding investment, but has Taylor Sheridan really gone through with the deal?
The 6666 Ranch would be a home from home for Sheridan, who grew up on a ranch in Cranfills Gap, Texas. Taylor has become one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed Western movie makers, so let’s discover if he’s gone back to his roots.
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Did Taylor Sheridan buy the iconic 6666 Ranch?
As per The Texas Spur, Taylor Sheridan is the new owner of the legendary 6666 Ranch. Westerns filmmaker Taylor Sheridan has hit jackpot – he can now shoot whatever he likes on the 266,000-acre property.
The property has had iconic status since Samuel Burnett purchased it in 1870. It will be the first time a member of the Burnett family hasn’t owned the property since then.
The will of Anne Windfohr Marion (Samuels Burnett’s great-granddaughter who died in February 2020) requested the ranch be sold. It is now in the hands of Sheridan, who thinks it vital to keep in mind “Miss Marion’s vision” and the “rich heritage” of the ranch.
Who better to sell it to than a Western-lover through and through, although it seems likely Sheridan hasn’t bought the property alone. According to The Texas Spur: “Sheridan is the face of the buyer group,” likely because the three divisions were listed for sale at a whopping $341.7 million.
That’s right, it has three divisions and, to really get the scale of 6666 Ranch, it is larger than San Antonio, almost twice the size of Chicago, and six times bigger than Brooklyn.
Taylor Sheridan declined to comment on his involvement in the ranch purchase, adding: “I can’t comment on a pending transaction but I will say this: the legacy of the 6666 Ranch and Miss Marion’s vision for the ranch is vital not only to the ranch itself but the rich heritage of ranching in Texas.”
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Who is Taylor Sheridan?
Taylor Sheridan, 51, is an American screenwriter, director and actor. He gained prominence for his acting in roles such as David Hale in Sons Of Anarchy and Danny Boyd in Veronica Mars. More recently he has taken on production roles.
The first feature film Sheridan was hailed for was 2015 cartel thriller Sicario, where he was credited as writer. He also contributed to 2016 film Hell Or High Water, while his directorial debut was Wind River.
Then, of course, there was Yellowstone.
His next film to come out in theatres and on HBO Max was Those Who Wish Me Dead, in May 2021, featuring Angelina Jolie. Other recent work includes Without Remorse, which he co-wrote. It came to Amazon last week. The workaholic is also a regular on Texas monthly podcast Boomtown.
Will Sheridan bring a Yellowstone spin-off?
Yes, the Yellowstone spin-off is actually about the iconic 6666 Ranch in Texas, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Yellowstone has already filmed sections of season 4 on 6666 Ranch. Yellowstone owner John Dutton sends Jimmy to 6666 Ranch and tells him: “This isn’t a punishment Jimmy, it’s an opportunity if you let it be.”
This suggests Jimmy could be a main character in the spin-off, linking the series together. However, this has yet to be confirmed.