Paramount Network’s dramatic series, Yellowstone, has signed on Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Cole Hauser in starring roles. Kevin Costner was previously confirmed to star in the scripted series set to begin shooting this summer in Utah. Oscar nominee Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water) is writing and directing the 10 episode series which is targeting a summer 2018 premiere.
John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser are executive producing.
The Plot: Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), 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.
Luke Grimes (American Sniper, The Magnificent Seven) joins as John Dutton’s youngest son Cory, an emotionally reserved ex-Navy SEAL who lives with his Native American wife and seven year old son on the reservation. Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Interstellar) will portray John’s other son Jamie, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight. Kelly Reilly (Flight) will play John’s daughter Beth, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father. And Cole Hauser (Tigerland, White Oleander) is Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.