Paramount Network has officially announced the renewal of the dramatic series, Yellowstone. According to the network, Yellowstone‘s first episode was watched by 5.3 million viewers and the series is still averaging 5 million viewers four episodes in. The drama currently ranks only behind The Walking Dead on the most watched cable series list.
Season one premiered on June 20, 2018 and currently airs on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT. The first season will wrap up on August 22nd.
Season two will begin production soon, with Paramount Network targeting a 2019 premiere. The second season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes which will be filmed in Montana and Utah.
Oscar winner Kevin Costner leads the season one cast that includes Wes Bentley (‘Jamie Dutton’), Kelly Reilly (‘Beth Dutton’), Luke Grimes (‘Kayce Dutton’), Cole Hauser (‘Rip Wheeler’), Kelsey Asbille (‘Monica Dutton’), Danny Huston (‘Dan Jenkins’), Gil Birmingham (‘Thomas Rainwater’), Jefferson White (‘Jimmy Hurdstrom’), Gretchen Mol (‘Evelyn Dutton’), Brecken Merrill (‘Tate Dutton’), Ian Bohen (‘Ryan’), and Denim Richards (‘Colby’). The series comes from Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water, Sicario) who writes and serves as showrunner. Sheridan, Kevin Costner, John Linson, Art Linson, and David C. Glasser are the executive producers.
The Season One Plot: Kevin 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.
More on Yellowstone:
- Yellowstone Series Review
- Recap of Season 1 Episode 2 “Kill the Messenger”
- Recap of Season 1 Episode 3 “No Good Horses”
- Recap of Season 1 Episode 4 “The Long Black Train”
- Preview of Yellowstone Starring Kevin Costner