‘Yellowstone’ Series Adds Dave Annable and Gil Birmingham

Yellowstone adds Gil Birmingham and Dave Annable
Gil Birmingham at the World Premiere of Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ ‘The Lone Ranger’ at Disney California Adventure Park (Photo by Michael Buckner / WireImage)

Paramount Network’s original dramatic series Yellowstone has added Dave Annable and Gil Birmingham. The series marks a reunion for Birmingham and Yellowstone‘s writer/director Taylor Sheridan who previously worked together on Sheridan’s Hell or High Water and Wind River. Annable and Birmingham join a cast led by Kevin Costner and featuring Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, and Kelly Reilly. Filming’s expected to begin this month in Utah. Paramount Network is targeting a summer 2018 premiere.

Yellowstone is executive produced by Kevin Costner, Taylor Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, Harvey Weinstein, and David Glasser. Season one will consist of 10 one-hour episodes.

The Plot: Yellowstone follows the Dutton family; led by John Dutton (Kevin 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.

-Dave Annable joins as John Dutton’s oldest son Lee, a cowboy, who serves as his father’s right-hand man in running the ranch.

-Gil Birmingham will portray Thomas Rainwater, a steely and proud Chief of an Indian Nation challenging the Dutton family.

-Luke Grimes plays 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 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 will play John’s daughter Beth, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father.

-Cole Hauser is Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.