America's first black deputy west of the Mississippi River.

"Lawman: Bass Reeves", about the possible inspiration

for Marshall and the Lone Ranger, was brought to vivid life by

David Oyelowo during the show's recently concluded first season.

In Oyelowo's highly capable hands, Reeves is not a 2D-dimensional Old West cop,

but a deeply conflicted man, born into slavery, forced to perform tasks that render him

despicable and villainous. May be involved. I am the one who is carrying the black.

Lived in an era when no one thought he would be remembered. It's one of the great

performances of the year, and it happened on a show that everyone