Yellowstone has some new company. Recently, Paramount Network (currently Spike TV) announced Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Cole Hauser have joined the cast of the upcoming TV show.
From writer Taylor Sheridan, the drama “follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), 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.”
Yellowstone is expected to premiere on Paramount Network in summer 2018.
Read more details below:
New York, NY, June, 28, 2017 – The cast for Paramount Network’s first original scripted drama series, “Yellowstone,” is ramping up with an impressive list of actors. Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Cole Hauser have joined world-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner for the 10 one-hour episode series written and directed by Oscar(R)-nominated and critically-acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water,” “Sicario,” “Wind River”) and executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Fight Club,” “Heat”).
“Yellowstone” is set to begin production this August in Utah and will premiere on Paramount Network in Summer 2018.
Paramount Network, television’s new premium entertainment brand, launches in January 2018.
“Yellowstone” follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Costner), 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.
Luke Grimes (“American Sniper,” “The Magnificent Seven”) joins as John Dutton’s youngest son Cory, an emotionally reserved ex-Navy SEAL who lives with his Native American wife and seven year old son on the reservation.
Wes Bentley (“American Beauty,” “Interstellar”) will portray John’s other son Jamie, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight.
Kelly Reilly (“Flight,” upcoming “Britannia” and “10×10”) will play John’s daughter Beth, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father.
Cole Hauser (“Tigerland,” “White Oleander”) is Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.
Executive Producers for the series include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser.”
What do you think? Do you enjoy modern Westerns? Will you watch Yellowstone?