It was only a few years ago we were mentioning Kevin Costner as one of the actors yet to take advantage of the many prestigious roles available on the small screen.
Well, his time has come!
Starring world-renowned actor and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, Yellowstone is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario).
Sheridan recently won Best Director Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival for the universally-lauded film, Wind River.
The impressive cast list for “Yellowstone includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Josh Lucas, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Heather Hemmons, and Denim Richards.
What an amazing cast, right?
Ranching may be a hard life, but from this angle, it seems like a very good-looking one, too. Hey, I'm just stating the obvious…
In Yellowstone, Paramount Network’s new epic scripted dramatic series, Costner stars as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders — land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park.
It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny — where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations.
Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier.
It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
Yellowstone was shot on location in Utah and Montana. Executive Producers for the series include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner. Ted Gold and Lauren Ruggerio are the executives in charge of production for Paramount Network.
Paramount has already made their mark with Waco, the series reexamining the events from that Texas town that led to a 52-day standoff between a cult of heavily armed religious worshippers and the ATF and FBI.
The network also has a series adaptation of the movie Heathers, which was to begin airing in March but has subsequently been rescheduled to the end of the year with no official start date out of respect for the students of Parkland High School in Florida.
Take a look at the trailer for Yellowstone and tell us if you think Paramount is on the right path for becoming a television force.