The “Avengers” and “No Country for Old Men” star has signed on to play the lead role in “Outer Range,” a thriller which received a series order at Amazon. The show was announced as part of the TV overall deal that Amazon signed with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, unveiled in January.
“Outer Range” centers on a rancher fighting for his territory and family at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. Brolin will play the aforementioned rancher Royal Abbott, who must grapple with the unknown after discovering a mystery on his land.
The show hails from playwright Brian Watkins, and represents his first step into TV. Watkins is a New Dramatists resident playwright, and most recently a Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights fellow. His latest play “Epiphany” will be seen at Lincoln Center Theater this fall.
Brolin will exec produce the series alongside Watkins,