Variety reports that Fox is developing a Hell or High Water TV series. As of writing, neither original cast members nor original film creator Taylor Sheridan has been confirmed to be involved in the project.
The 2016 film, starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, and Gil Birmingham, revolved around two brothers (Foster and Pine) who are striving to repay their bank in time to keep their property after discovering oil but facing foreclosure.
Toby and Tanner Howard find themselves in the crosshairs of Marcus Hamilton (Bridges) and Alberto Parker (Birmingham) as they investigate a recent run of bank robberies committed by the Howard brothers.
Hell or High Water TV Series: Will Taylor Sheridan be Involved?
For now, it’s safe to say no. But despite the fact that Sheridan isn’t involved in the Hell or High Water TV series, he has a slew of TV projects lined up. Sheridan has recently released Mayor of Kingston, starring Jeremy Renner, as well as 1883, the Yellowstone prequel series, in addition to Yellowstone.
He’s also working on Kansas City, a mob series starring Sylvester Stallone as a New York City Italian gangster forced to move to Kansas City, Missouri and must restore his Italian mafia family in the modernized, straight-shooting town, with Terence Winter as the director.
What to Expect in the Upcoming TV Series
Hell or High Water is the type of film that you immediately think won Oscars for Pine, Foster, and Bridges, but in fact, Bridges was the only actor nominated. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It’s harsh and dedicated to exposing the bank’s power over a fictional family in rural Texas.
Sheridan hit gold with Hell or High Water, so getting to explore these characters and topics in a more serialized environment will provide us with a more in-depth look at what Sheridan started. Hopefully, the original cast will be involved in some form. It’d be fantastic to see Pine and Foster develop Toby and Tanner in this format.
Whether or not the cast will be involved in any manner in how the show adapts the Howards and the plot at large will be intriguing to see. However, it is amazing to see Hell or High Water get its own series right now.