Sam Elliott will co-star opposite Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson in the Netflix multi-camera comedy series The Ranch, which has a 20-episode order. Created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson, The Ranch is set on a Colorado spread, with Kutcher’s character returning home after a brief semi-pro football career to run the family business with his brother, played by Masterson.
Elliott will play the boys’ father, a rancher who has a complicated relationship with Kutcher’s character who left the family business to play ball.
Reo and Patterson executive produce the series, set to debut in 2016. Former That ’70s Show co-stars Kutcher and Masterson will produce.
The regular role is in addition to Elliott’s recurring gig on another Netflix comedy series, Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Elliott received a Critics’ Choice Television Award for his recurring role in the final season of FX’s Justified and also recurred on the final couple of seasons of Parks & Recreations. In features world, Elliott recently co-starred in the breakout indie I’ll See You In My Dreams and will next be seen as Tomlin’s old flame in Sony Pictures Classic’s Grandma, written and directed by Paul Weitz, and in Joe Swanberg’s Digging For Fire. Elliott is repped by Gersh and Berwick & Kovacik.