American Tv Series Yellowstone

Yellowstone is an American neo-Western drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson that premiered on June 20, 2018, on Paramount Network.

The series stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Gil Birmingham. The series follows the conflicts along the shared borders of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, a large cattle ranch, the Broken Rock Indian reservation, Yellowstone National Park and land developers. The fifth season will be its last and is followed by a sequel series titled 2024. The first part of the fifth and final season premiered on November 13, 2022, with the second part scheduled to premiere on November 10, 2024.

Yellowstone
American Tv Series Yellowstone
Genre
Created by
Starring
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes47 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • John Linson
  • Art Linson
  • Taylor Sheridan
  • Kevin Costner
  • David C. Glasser
Producers
  • John Vohlers
  • Michael Polaire
CinematographyBen Richardson
Editors
  • Gary D. Roach
  • Evan Ahlgren
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time37–92 minutes
Production companies
  • Linson Entertainment
  • Bosque Ranch Productions
  • Treehouse Films
  • 101 Studios (season 2–5)
  • MTV Entertainment Studios (season 4–5)
Original release
NetworkParamount Network
ReleaseJune 20, 2018 (2018-06-20) –
present (present)
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In 2013, Sheridan began work on the series, having recently grown tired of acting and switched to screenwriting. Having lived in the rural parts of states such as Texas and Wyoming, Sheridan set the series in Montana and set the first scripts in Livingston. Sheridan initially pitched the series to HBO, but the network declined. In May 2017, Paramount Network announced that it had greenlit its first scripted series, Yellowstone. Paramount issued a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was set to be written, directed and executive-produced by Sheridan.

A prequel series titled 1883 (2021–2022) was announced following a five-year deal signed by Sheridan with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group. The series focuses on a generation of the Dutton family during the Old West as they undertake the arduous journey across the country before settling the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch. A second prequel series titled 1923 (2022–present) focuses on an intervening generation of the Dutton family during the time of Western Expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. A third planned spin-off titled 6666 is also in development and is set in the present day on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. A further fourth spin-off titled 1944 was confirmed by Paramount in early 2023.

Premise

The series follows the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in Montana, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, commonly called "the Yellowstone". The plot revolves around family drama at the ranch and the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, Yellowstone National Park, and developers.

Cast and characters

  • Kevin Costner as John Dutton III
    • Josh Lucas as young John Dutton (recurring seasons 1, 5; guest season 2)
  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
    • Rhys Alterman as young Kayce Dutton (guest seasons 1–2)
  • Kelly Reilly as Bethany "Beth" Dutton
    • Kylie Rogers as young Beth Dutton (recurring season 5; guest seasons 1–3)
  • Wes Bentley as James Michael "Jamie" Dutton
    • Dalton Baker as young Jamie Dutton (guest seasons 1–3)
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
    • Kyle Red Silverstein as young Rip Wheeler (recurring season 5; guest seasons 1–3).
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstram
  • Danny Huston as Dan Jenkins (seasons 1–2)
  • Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater
  • Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce (seasons 3–5; recurring seasons 1–2)
    • Forrest Smith (guest season 2) and Forrest Wilder (recurring season 5) as young Lloyd Pierce
  • Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield (seasons 3–5; recurring seasons 1–2)
  • Ian Bohen as Ryan (seasons 4–5; recurring seasons 1–3)
  • Ryan Bingham as Walker (seasons 4–5; recurring seasons 1–3)
  • Finn Little as Carter (seasons 4–5)
  • Wendy Moniz as Governor Lynelle Perry (season 5; recurring seasons 1, 3; guest seasons 2, 4)
  • Jennifer Landon as Teeter (season 5; recurring seasons 3–4)
  • Kathryn Kelly as Emily (season 5; recurring season 4)
  • Moses Brings Plenty as Mo (season 5; recurring seasons 1–4)

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
19June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)August 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)
210June 19, 2019 (2019-06-19)August 28, 2019 (2019-08-28)
310June 21, 2020 (2020-06-21)August 23, 2020 (2020-08-23)
410November 7, 2021 (2021-11-07)January 2, 2022 (2022-01-02)
5148November 13, 2022 (2022-11-13)January 1, 2023 (2023-01-01)
6November 10, 2024 (2024-11-10)TBA

Production

Development

In 2013, Taylor Sheridan began work on the series, having grown tired of acting and begun writing screenplays. Having lived in the rural parts of states such as Texas and Wyoming, he set the series in Montana and went about writing the first scripts in Livingston. Sheridan originally wrote Yellowstone as a film, pitching it as "The Godfather in Montana". He initially pitched the series to HBO, but the network declined.

In May 2017, Paramount Network announced that it had greenlit its first scripted series, Yellowstone. Paramount issued a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series was set to be written, directed, and executive-produced by Sheridan. Other executive producers were to include John Linson, Art Linson, Harvey Weinstein, and David Glasser. Production companies involved with the series were set to consist of Linson Entertainment and The Weinstein Company.

In October 2017, it was announced that following reports of sexual abuse allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, his name would be removed from the series' credits as would The Weinstein Company. In January 2018, Kevin Kay, president of Paramount Network, clarified during the annual Television Critics Association's winter press tour that Yellowstone will not have The Weinstein Company's credits or logo on them, even though that company was involved in production. He stated that their intent is to replace Weinstein Television with the company's new name in the show's credits when available. That same day, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 20, 2018.

In July 2018, it was announced that Paramount Network had renewed the series for a second season that was expected to premiere in 2019. In March 2019, it was announced that the second season would premiere on June 19, 2019. In June 2019, the series was renewed by Paramount for a third season, which premiered on June 21, 2020. In February 2020, Paramount Network renewed the series for a fourth season, ahead of the premiere of its third season. The fourth season premiered on November 7, 2021. In February 2022, Paramount Network renewed the series for a fifth season, which will be split into two installments. The fifth season premiered on November 13, 2022. In May 2023, Paramount announced that Costner would be leaving the series at the end of Part 2 of Season 5. The second part of the fifth and final season is scheduled to premiere on November 10, 2024.

Casting

In May 2017, it was announced that Kevin Costner had been cast in the series lead role of John Dutton. In June 2017, it was reported that Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly had joined the main cast. In July 2017, it was announced that Kelsey Asbille had been cast in a main role. In August 2017, it was reported that Dave Annable, Gil Birmingham, and Jefferson White had been added to the main cast while Wendy Moniz, Gretchen Mol, Jill Hennessy, Patrick St. Esprit, Ian Bohen, Denim Richards, and Golden Brooks were joining the cast in a recurring capacity.

In November 2017, it was announced that Michaela Conlin and Josh Lucas had been added to the cast in recurring roles. In December 2017, it was reported that Heather Hemmens was joining the cast in a recurring capacity. In June 2018, it was announced that Barret Swatek had been cast in a recurring role. In September 2018, it was announced that Neal McDonough was joining the cast of season two in a recurring capacity. In July 2021, it was announced that Jacki Weaver, Piper Perabo, Kathryn Kelly and Finn Little were joining the cast in the fourth season. In February 2022, it was announced alongside the fifth season renewal that Jennifer Landon and Kelly were promoted to series regulars for the season.

Costume Designer

In August 2017, Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter joined the production team, but soon departed at the end of the first season. Designer Johnetta Boone then joined the production crew for the start of the second season.

Filming

Principal photography for the series began in August 2017 at the Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana, which stands in as the home of John Dutton. Filming also took place that month near Park City, Utah. The production used all three soundstages at the Utah Film Studios in Park City, which is a total of 45,000 square feet. The building also houses offices, editing, a wardrobe department and construction shops. By November 2017, the series had filmed in more than twenty locations in Utah, including the Salt Flats, Promontory Club, and Spanish Fork. Additionally, filming also took place at various locations in Montana. Production reportedly lasted until December 2017.

In August 2020, the series announced that filming was completely moved to Montana. An undisclosed production location was rented in Missoula, Montana. Film locations included the Community Medical Center, Ryman Street near the County Courthouse, and a diner (Ruby's Cafe) on Brooks Street in Missoula, as well as places in nearby Hamilton, Montana.

Filming for season 5 started in June 2022 in Missoula. In May 2023, filming Season 5 Part 2 was delayed due to the writers strike, due to pick back up in April 2024.

John Dutton's "Log Mansion"

American Tv Series Yellowstone 
Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana.

Filming of the "log mansion" home of John Dutton is at the main house of the Chief Joseph Ranch, which is now a guest ranch just south of Darby.

The house was built between 1914 and 1917 after Cincinnati, Ohio residents William S. Ford (1866–1935) and Howard Clark Hollister (1856–1919) purchased 2,500 acres on the Bitterroot River for a vacation home and formed the Ford-Hollister Ranch. Ford was chairman of Owens-Illinois Glass in Toledo, Ohio. Hollister was a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Bates & Gamble of Toledo were the architects. The house is 5,000 square feet including a 2,200 square foot parlor.

The house has a log cabin motif and was dubbed "log mansion" by The New York Times. It has been compared in style to the Old Faithful Inn which opened in 1904 and is 294 driving miles away in Yellowstone National Park. The Times described it as "A diverse combination of arches, gables and dormers, set off by logs placed vertically and horizontally, adds an elegance to log-home design that is seldom seen."

The complex includes three large barns built to house Holstein cattle. It was claimed it was the largest dairy herd west of the Mississippi River. Ford later gave up the dairy cattle and began raising Hereford cattle. After Ford died, his wife and daughter operated it as a guest house. They sold it in 1952. It went through a series of new owners who renamed it for Chief Joseph who is said to have passed through its area during the Nez Perce War. Mel Pervais, a member of the Ojibwa Nation, owned it from 1987 to 2004.

Music

The series' score was composed by Brian Tyler. He worked with musicians from the London Philharmonia Orchestra and viola, cello, and violin soloists. On August 17, 2018, the soundtrack for the first season was released by Sony Music.

Release

A teaser trailer for the series was released on February 28, 2018, with the first full trailer being released on April 26. On June 25, 2018, the series held a screening at Seriesfest, an annual international television festival, at the Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, Colorado. The first season was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 4, 2018, by Paramount Home Media Distribution (under the Paramount Network label). After their Paramount Network premieres, CMT reairing the fifth season on Fridays. On July 17, 2023, following the SAG-AFTRA strike, CBS announced that edited episodes of the series would air on its Fall 2023 schedule.

Streaming

NBCUniversal's Peacock acquired the U.S. streaming rights to Yellowstone in 2020, with the first two seasons debuting in July of that year. Paramount Global President and CEO Bob Bakish have since called the timing of the deal "unfortunate"; due to the show's improved reception, viewership, and popularity in its later seasons. Critics have noted that Yellowstone's absence from Paramount's own, similarly named streaming service, Paramount+ (in-spite of the show's spinoffs being produced for the service), in addition to current seasons available on Paramount Network's app and website primarily through TV Everywhere (requiring a paid television subscription), have caused confusion among viewers and the show's fans on social media.

Full episodes and seasons of Yellowstone are available for purchase on all major digital entertainment distribution stores in the U.S., with Amazon's Prime Video streaming new episodes in Canada the day after their U.S. broadcast on Paramount Network. Starting with the fifth season, it will be moved to Paramount+ in Canada, and the UK, and to SkyShowtime in any territories where the service is already available. As with the previous seasons in Canada, new episodes will be released the day after the U.S. airing.

Reception

Audience viewership

Viewership of the series has grown with subsequent seasons. The season 3 premiere attracted 7.6 million viewers, and the season 4 premiere tallied 12.7 million viewers. The season 5 premiere garnered 12.1 million viewers. The show has been called a "Heartland drama" and "red state" drama, a label which Sheridan himself disputes.

Critical response

Following its premiere, the show was met with a mixed response from critics. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the first season a score of 54 out of 100 based on 27 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 56% approval rating, with an average rating of 5.8/10 based on 52 reviews. The website's critical consensus of the first season reads, "Yellowstone proves too melodramatic to be taken seriously, diminishing the effects of the talented cast and beautiful backdrops."

The second season holds an approval rating of 89%, based on 9 reviews. The third season holds an approval rating of 100% based on reviews from 7 critics. The fourth season holds a 91% approval rating based on reviews from 11 critics. The critical consensus for that season reads, "Hitting its stride as a predictably unpredictable oat opera, Yellowstone continues to entertain with its tough-as-rawhide characters and modernized perspective on classic cowboy tropes." The fifth season earned an 84% approval rating based on 38 reviews. The critical consensus for that season reads, "Galloping into the arena of politics with a decidedly nonpartisan bent, Yellowstone enters uncertain territory but remains firmly in the saddle, with Kevin Costner's steadfast presence remaining an invaluable asset."

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2019 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for Commercial Television Ben Richardson (for "Daybreak") Nominated
Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Outstanding Sound – Television Alan Robert Murray, Tim LeBlanc, and Dean A. Zupancic (for "Daybreak") Nominated
Alan Robert Murray, Tim LeBlanc, and Dean A. Zupancic (for "Kill the Messenger") Nominated
2021 Hollywood Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Kelly Reilly Nominated
Location Managers Guild Awards Outstanding Locations in Contemporary Television Charlie Skinner and David Zachary Hein Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More) Cary White, Yvonne Boudreaux, and Carla Curry (for "Going Back to Cali") Nominated
2022 AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor – Television Kevin Costner Nominated
Art Directors Guild Awards Excellence in Production Design for a One-Hour Contemporary Single-Camera Series Cary White (for "No Kindness for the Coward") Nominated
Cinema Audio Society Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – One Hour Andrejs Prokopenko, Diego Gat, Samuel Ejnes, Michael Miller, and Chris Navarro (for "Half the Money") Won
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Kevin Costner Nominated
Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Kelly Reilly Nominated
Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Taylor Sheridan (for "Keep the Wolves Close") Nominated
Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Taylor Sheridan (for "Half the Money") Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Show Yellowstone Nominated
Best Performance in a Show Kelly Reilly Nominated
Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama Yellowstone Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Kelsey Asbille, Wes Bentley, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham, Ian Bohen,
Eden Brolin, Kevin Costner, Hugh Dillon, Luke Grimes, Hassie Harrison,
Cole Hauser, Jennifer Landon, Finn Little, Brecken Merrill, Will Patton,
Piper Perabo, Kelly Reilly, Denim Richards, Taylor Sheridan, Forrie J. Smith,
and Jefferson White
Nominated
Set Decorators Society of America Awards Best Achievement in Décor/Design of a One Hour Contemporary Series Carla Curry and Cary White Nominated
2023 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Drama Series Yellowstone Nominated
Best Actress in a Drama Series Kelly Reilly Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama Kevin Costner Won

Spin-offs

1883 (2021–22)

A prequel series, titled 1883 (also marketed on its Blu-ray and DVD release as 1883: A Yellowstone Origin Story) and set during the titular year, premiered on December 19, 2021, on Paramount+, and concluded after ten episodes on February 27, 2022. In February 2021, the series was announced as part of a five-year deal signed by Sheridan with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group, under its initial title Y: 1883. It focuses on a generation of the Dutton family during the Old West as they undertake the arduous journey across the country before settling the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch. The series stars Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan, Tim McGraw as James Dutton, Faith Hill as Margaret Dutton, and Isabel May as Elsa Dutton. James is the great-great-grandfather of John Dutton III. Flashbacks of both James and Margaret Dutton are featured during the fourth season of Yellowstone.

1923 (2022–present)

Another prequel series, titled 1923 (also marketed as 1923: A Yellowstone Origin Story) and set during the titular year, was announced in February 2022 and premiered its first season on December 18, 2022, on Paramount+. Acting as a sequel to 1883, it focuses on a new generation of the Dutton family during the time of Western Expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression, which in Montana started a decade earlier. The series stars Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton, Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton and Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton. Jacob is the older brother of James Dutton, who was featured in 1883, and is the great-great uncle of John Dutton III.

Initially titled and set in the year 1932, in June 2022 it was announced that the title and setting would be changed to 1923. The series is set to run for two seasons consisting of eight episodes each.

6666

Another planned spin-off, titled 6666, is set in the present day on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas and will premiere on Paramount Network. The 6666 Ranch is also featured during the fourth and fifth seasons of Yellowstone.

1944

Another prequel series, titled 1944 and set during the titular year, is reportedly in development as of February 2023. It will serve as a sequel to 1923 and will be filmed in the Bitterroot Valley.

2024

In May 2023, following the planned departure of Costner from Yellowstone at the end of the fifth season, a sequel series titled 2024 was announced as being in development with Matthew McConaughey in talks to star in the leading role.

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