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Street closures begin in parts of downtown Stephenville as filming of Bass Reeves gets closer.


Store fronts are being transformed into an 1800's movie set of Bass Reeves.

The transformation of the Erath County courthouse square and downtown plaza into the set of the Bass Reeves television series created by Taylor Sheridan is taking a big leap forward this week when “dirting” gets underway.


Julie Smith, director of the city’s Main Street Program, told Beneath the Surface News that barricades will go up Wednesday evening and the process of putting dirt on the streets will begin Thursday morning.

That means vehicle traffic will be restricted, but downtown businesses not directly involved with filming will remain open. (So please don’t stop frequenting them.)

As the process unfolds, large equipment will be moved in, so motorists are asked to be patient.


Filming takes place May 1-3.

The city of Stephenville is providing this map showing the street closures and available parking.

ABOUT THE PROJECT


The city of Stephenville is working with 101 Studios to produce the television series, which will center around the life of Bass Reeves, the country’s first black deputy U.S. marshal who would later become one of the greatest frontier heroes in our nation’s history.

The period drama is part of the Yellowstone universe starring David Oyelowo as the legendary lawman who is believed to have captured more than 3,000 bad guys without ever being wounded.

How cool is that?

The series will premier exclusively on Paramount Plus, but a release date has not been announced.






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