Kevin Costner is set to headline Paramount Network’s Yellowstone
Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner is set to headline Yellowstone, the first scripted series greenlit for the Paramount Network. Written and directed by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario), Yellowstone is executive produced by The Weinstein Company with John and Art Linson (Sons of Anarchy, Fight Club). Look for it to go into production this fall with 10 one-hour episodes set to debut on the network in Summer 2018.
In Yellowstone, Costner stars as John Dutton, 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.
“Our goal is to bring premium cinematic storytelling to television,” says Keith Cox, President, Development and Production, Paramount Network and TV Land. “With an icon such as Kevin Costner in front of the camera, and the renowned Taylor Sheridan behind the camera, we are off to a great start.”
“Taylor Sheridan wrote a giant of a character in lead John Dutton,” adds TWC co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein. “There was only one actor who could be transformational – Kevin Costner. This is a coup for the show and fulfills a joint promise that Kevin and I made – that we would find a mutual project to work on.”
Executive Producers for Yellowstone include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, Harvey Weinstein and David Glasser.
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