Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone renewed for a second season
Deadline is reporting that the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, has been renewed for a second season. The early renewal follows a record-setting premiere with 5.3 million viewers and the series now being recognized as second most-watched show behind The Walking Dead.
Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton, the patriarch of the family 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.
The cast also 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 was shot near Park City, Utah last year.
Yellowstone helms from director and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Wind River) and is executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club, Heat) and Kevin Costner.
The second season will consist of 10 episodes and will begin shooting on location in Utah and Montana soon. The season one finale will air on Wednesday, August 22 with season two expected to debut in 2019.