Outer Range is a sci-fi series, but at first blush, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a drama about a rancher and his family. The series stars Josh Brolin as a rancher, yes, but there’s something mysterious happening at the edge of his land, and that something mysterious is a black void that Brolin unwisely sticks his hand into in the trailer above.

Don’t do that, Brolin! The rest of the trailer doesn’t reveal too much other than a certain insignia that keeps popping up (carved into someone’s chest at one point), and another family that wants to buy Brolin’s land. 
The series’ official synopsis sheds a bit more light on what the show is about (kind of):
Outer Range centers on Royal Abbott (Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. A thrilling fable with hints of wry humor and supernatural mystery, Outer Range examines how we grapple with the unknown.
At the onset of the series, the Abbotts are coping with the disappearance of daughter-in-law Rebecca. They are pushed further to the brink when the Tillersons (the gaudy owners of the neighboring profit-driven ranch) make a play for their land. An untimely death in the community sets off a chain of tension-filled events, and seemingly small-town, soil-bound troubles come to a head with the arrival of a mysterious black void in the Abbotts’ west pasture. Wild revelations unfold as Royal fights to protect his family; through his eyes, we begin to see how time contains secrets held in the past and unsettling mysteries foreshadowed.
How, exactly, will we “see how time contains secrets held in the past and unsettling mysteries foreshadowed?” I have no idea. Maybe that sentence will make sense once we watch the show.
In addition to Brolin, Outer Range’s ensemble cast includes Imogen Poots (I Know This Much is True), Lili Taylor (Perry Mason), Tamara Podemski (Four Sheets to the Wind), Lewis Pullman (Top Gun: Maverick), Tom Pelphrey (Ozark), Noah Reid (Schitt’s Creek), Shaun Sipos (Krypton), Isabel Arraiza (The Little Things), Olive Abercrombie (The Haunting of Hill House), and Will Patton (Yellowstone).
The first season of Outer Range will consist of eight episodes, with two episodes premiering every week on Prime Video starting Friday, April 15.

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