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Mini-Series About Hero Lawman Bass Reeves In Works At HBO With Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary & James Pickens Producing

Based on Art T. Burton’s biography “Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves,” the untitled event mini-series will chronicle the life of Reeves, one of the least known heroes of the Old West, who became one of the first black US Deputy Marshals in the Oklahoma territory deputized by the legendary “hanging judge” Isaac C. Parker (W.D. Arkansas). Read more about the mini-series at

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