Taylor Sheridan is a damn tornado — spinning off stories of the American West so prolifically that alarm sirens are going off across the prairie. After the recent announcement of a prequel to My Cowboy Soap Opera (aka Yellowstone) comes the news that we’ll be getting a contemporary-era spinoff with a working title of 6666. As in, the Four Sixes Ranch.
Here’s the official logline:
Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing … The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made.
The ranch is one of the most storied in the American West:
Four Sixes Ranch is part of the famous Burnett Ranches LLC, which is among the most storied family-run businesses in Texas history. Founded by Captain Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1870 — when he purchased 100 head of cattle wearing the “6666” brand from Frank Crowley of Denton, Texas—Burnett Ranches today encompasses 260,000 acres including the Four Sixes Ranch headquarters, near Guthrie, and the Dixon Creek Ranch, between Panhandle and Borger — both located in the western half of the state.
Legendary Quarter Horses and Superior Angus Cattle are hallmarks of the “Four Sixes”. The ranch not only offers state-of-the-art reproductive services and full range of equine veterinary services but stands to the public some of the most well-respected Quarter Horse stallions in the industry. The ranch’s elite broodmare band produce some of the best race, ranch, and sale horses available anywhere.
Here’s a bit on Sheridan’s other endeavors.