Yellowstone star Kevin Costner is partnering with 44 Blue Productions to develop Onward, an anthology docuseries about traditions and rituals in Indigenous communities around the world. Each episode of Onward focuses on a specific Indigenous community and how their people, land and cultures have endured existential threats such as climate change, commercial development and the pandemic.
The concept for Onward is based on Cale Glendening’s documentary short of the same name, which chronicled his time embedded with Kazakh-Mongolia eagle hunters in the remote Altai Mountains of Mongolia. Glendening is the creator of Onward and also executive produces alongside Costner, Monitor, & Merrimack Pictures’ Glenn Kleczkowski and Mark Gillard. Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch executive produces for 44 Blue, a Red Arrow Studios company. Smriti Mundhra, founder of Meralta Films and creator of “Indian Matchmaking,” will serve as showrunner.
Kevin Costner is a busy guy outside of filming Yellowstone. He’s also directing the period Western, Horizon, his first time behind the camera in almost 20 years!