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New Paramount+ drama will feature TCU students and alumni

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The roadside view of Lowdon Track and Field Complex. The complex will be featured in a new Paramount+ drama. (Ella Hestand/Staff Photographer)
Legacy Casting recruited TCU students via a Facebook post.

TCU’s Lowdon Track and Field Complex is getting ready for its closeup in the new Paramount+ drama, “Landman.”

Legacy Casting is recruiting extras, including students and alumni, to shoot the scene on Feb. 15. The company asked extras to wear TCU gear in the stands.

Brad Thompson, executive director of community projects and university events, is the show’s primary campus contact.

“We have a beautiful campus in an incredible city, and being able to showcase that to a larger audience is a huge win [for TCU],” Thompson said. “TCU was approached about using the track facility, and everyone agreed that it is a great facility and a good way to showcase TCU.”

The show has also partnered with the Film, Television and Digital Media department to give select students hands-on experience during production, Thompson said.

“I don’t think a lot of campuses and students will have this great experience,” Thompson said.

Samantha Chavira, a sophomore finance and accounting major, said she is a fan of the showrunner and is excited for him to film one of his shows to film on TCU’s campus.

101 Studios produced shows such as “1883” and “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” in Fort Worth because showrunner Taylor Sheridan is a Paschal High School alumnus.

Sheridan’s new show “Landman” will feature more of the city than just TCU’s campus. It is set around the West Texas oil boom and told from the perspectives of blue-collar workers and billionaires. It stars Billy Bob Thornton and Ali Larter.

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