scar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Wind River) is looking to continue his exploration of the gritty, violent underbelly of the American heartland in the filmmaker’s new series. The show is set near the titular national park and will focus on the violence needed to maintain the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.
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 is executive produced by Weinstein Television, John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club, Heat) and Kevin Costner.
The series will premiere on the Paramount Network this June. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!