Outer Range Review

Outer Range Review

Yesterday, Prime Video released the mystery thriller Outer Range.

Outer Range tells the story of Royal Abbott (Josh Brolin), a rancher fighting for his land and family, which consists of Cecilia (Lili Taylor) and their two sons. Perry (Tom Pelphrey), their dutiful eldest son is a loving dad to the fiercely independent Amy (Olive Abercrombie) and is still trying to solve the lingering mystery of his missing wife Rebecca, and Rhett (Lewis Pullman), their younger rebellious son who has never thought much past his ambition to become a championship bull rider.

The family is pushed further to the brink when Tillerson’s, the gaudy owner of the neighbouring profit-driven ranch, makes a play for their land. Patriarch Wayne (Will Patton), who is used to getting what he wants, works alongside his sons Billy (Noah Reid), the youngest of the three brothers who is very different from the rest; Trevor (Matt Lauria), the eldest and temperamental workhorse of the family; and Luke (Shaun Sipos), who oversees the day-to-day running on the ranch.

The return of Maria (Isabel Arraiza), an old school friend of Rhett, and the mysterious arrival of Autumn (Imogen Poots), sets off a chain of events that will change everything.

A mysterious black void in the Abbott’s west pasture also gives the series a cool twist, but that’s all I’m going to reveal about that aspect of this series.

Created by Brian Watkins, the series has a simple premise that is infused with a hint of sci-fi, but it’s all shrouded in mystery and that isn’t a bad thing as the audience is given a story that will keep them coming back to discover more.

The cast a truly compelling and all deliver some memorable performances that pull you further into this world.

4 Stars

The first two episodes of Outer Range are now available on Prime Video, with double episodes dropping every Friday until May 6.