From Jared Christopher (Titletown, TX), Texas 6 follows the Greyhounds, a high school 6-man football team under the direction of Coach Dewaine Lee as they attempt a three-peat for the 6-Man Football State Championship. While football remains the spine of Strawn, Texas 6 ultimately depicts the spirit of a small town and a team that shows up for one another on and off the field.
The first three episodes of Texas 6 are currently available to stream exclusively on CBS All Access, with new episodes available on-demand weekly on Thursdays beginning tomorrow, Dec. 3.
The season finale of the series will drop on New Year’s Eve, December 31. There’s no word yet on when Texas 6 Season 2 will drop on the service.
“Jared has produced an incredibly compelling story of perseverance, integrity and passion in Texas 6,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access.
“We look forward to bringing audiences more 6-man football and more of the Greyhounds’ heartwarming journey in a second season. As Coach Lee says, ‘We don’t have to. We get to.'”
Paramount+ (which will replace CBS All Access – more below) also announced Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name, On the Basis of Sex) will star as Al Ruddy in the scripted limited event series The Offer, based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s never-revealed experiences of making The Godfather.
The 10-episode event series is written and executive produced by Oscar and Emmy-nominated writer Michael Tolkin (Escape at Dannemora and The Player). Ruddy will also serve as executive producer alongside Nikki Toscano (Hunters), and Emmy-winning producer Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys).
In addition to starring in The Offer, Armie Hammer will next be seen starring in Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile opposite Gal Gadot. He will soon begin production on Shotgun Wedding, opposite Jennifer Lopez and directed by Jason Moore.
In 2022, Hammer will return to the stage in Tracy Letts’ The Minutes, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. In 2018, Hammer was nominated for Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Awards for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name. His film credits also include Rebecca, Sorry to Bother You, J. Edgar and The Social Network, amongst others.
The series will debut on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming platform. ViacomCBS’ existing subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, CBS All Access, will be rebranded as Paramount+ in early 2021 as part of the service’s expansion to feature content from ViacomCBS’ leading portfolio of broadcast, news, sports and entertainment brands.
ViacomCBS will also bring Paramount+ to international markets with an initial debut in Australia, Latin America and the Nordics in 2021.