The Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone begins production in Utah this month
Yellowstone, the first scripted series greenlit for the Paramount Network, begins production this month in Utah. The 10-episode series stars two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and is directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario). Yellowstone is executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club). The cast includes Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Jefferson White, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessey, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, and Denim Richards. The series will be shot near Park City though December and will debut on the network next summer.
Yellowstone is executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club, Heat) and Kevin Costner.
Virginia Pearce, director of the Utah Film Commission, said, “Supporting filmmakers in telling unique stories with compelling characters and breathtaking locations is key for us, and the much-anticipated Yellowstone ticks all the boxes. We are thrilled to see the talented Taylor Sheridan return to Utah, and to welcome the whole cast to our community.”
In Yellowstone, 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.
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