‘Yellowstone’ is an American drama television series that airs on Paramount Network. The show first premiered on June 20, 2018. It has been created by Taylor Sheridan of ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ fame, and John Linson, known for producing films like ‘The Runaways’.
The story revolves around the conflicts that arise around Yellowstone National Park, a cattle ranch, an Indian reservation and among the respective land developers involved. We are told most of the story through the eyes of a ranching family in Montana that has to face off against several interested parties who are encroaching on their land. While the show has certainly drawn a large section of the audience with its star power and the content they are presenting, critics have not been too pleased with it, saying that it is a little too melodramatic at times, which makes it hard to relate to the series despite the strong cast and beautiful backdrops.
Yellowstone Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Yellowstone’ show is led by Kevin Costner, of ‘Dances with Wolves‘ and ‘The Untouchables‘ fame, who plays John Dutton, the controller of the largest ranch in the US. Wes Bentley plays Jamie Dutton, an attorney who aspires to be a politician. Kelly Reilly plays Beth Dutton, daughter of John and Evelyn Dutton. Luke Grimes plays Kayce Dutton, son of John and Evelyn who was formerly a US Navy SEAL.
The series also includes Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler, the right-hand man to John and foreseer at Yellowstone. Gil Birmingham comes in as Chief Thomas Rainwater, the head of the Indian reservation, Danny Huston as Dan Jenkins, a land developer who wants to build on parts of Yellowstone, and Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton, Kayce Dutton’s wife with whom she has a son and stays at the local reservation. There are several other recurring and guest characters and they make the series a thoroughly intricate experience. Since there are so many characters and motives at play, there is a constant tussle for power and dominance, both within the personal and societal spaces.
In the upcoming season, most of the main cast is set to return, hopefully, and maybe we will see some new characters thrown into the mix as well. They are sure to make things even more exciting. One addition we are certain of is Neal McDonough, who has appeared in several shows like ‘Justified‘ and ‘Suits‘. Neal appears as Malcolm Beck, and his character has been described as “a wealthy business mogul who runs an area casino with his brother, Teal. They are power players, down and dirty fighters who know how to work the system to get what they want.” It will be interesting to see how a new power player changes things up in the series.