Paramount Network announces their first original scripted series Yellowstone
Paramount Network has ordered its first original scripted series. Yellowstone will be written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario, Wind River) and will be executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club, Heat). Yellowstone is set to go into production for 10 one-hour episodes this fall and will debut on the network in summer 2018.
Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by 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.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with partners like Weinstein and John and Art Linson in developing Yellowstone and am grateful that it has found a home in the Paramount Network,” said Sheridan. “The show is both timely and timeless. As much as it explores themes painfully relevant to the world today, it explores the very essence of family, and how the actions of one member can alter the course of generations.”
TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein commented, “Taylor has penned yet another incredible story that dives into the fascinating tensions and rivalries of the modern American frontier and we’re excited to explore his talent in a longer format. Kevin Kay, Keith Cox, and the entire team at the new Paramount Network have a clear dedication to creating the highest caliber TV and we’re thrilled to continue developing these amazing projects with them.”
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