After a one-week break for Independence Day, the new contemporary Western series Yellowstone returns to Paramount Network on July 11th. Written, directed & produced by Taylor Sheridan, the show stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton, a Montana rancher whose land ownership is under pressure from multiple sides and sources. Some 2 million viewers watched the previous (2nd) installment on June 27th.
Yellowstone offers a talented ensemble cast, from the actors playing Dutton’s adult children to his hired hands. Of the latter, Cole Hauser has been particularly strong as ranch hand Rip Wheeler in the first two episodes. In the following behind-the-scenes clip, several cast members discuss their preparation for a series set in the American West:
The setting for Yellowstone, in this writer’s view, is an additional star of the show. The initial season was filmed in both Montana and Utah. The following clip relays some cast impressions of the locations:
(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)