Yellowstone Season 2: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

‘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.

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Yellowstone Plot: What is it about?

‘Yellowstone’ is an American series that revolves around John Dutton’s family who is the owner of the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. The Dutton family is constantly involved in conflicts resulting from its land developers in the neighboring regions of the Yellowstone National Park and an Indian reservation. The story is told from the perspective of the media and chronicles violence in a land where land developers earn billions in profit, politicians are involved in the dirty game of world’s largest oil and lumber corporations’ trading them for personal agendas.

The world is seen through the eyes of the Dutton family that is a part of this world where poisoned drinking water doesn’t make news but dark politics does. Being a sixth generation rancher as well as a devoted father, Costner’s character is familiar with how the dirty game is played, and he is bent on protecting his land and family at all costs.

What stands out about the show is the strong cast and the resulting stellar performances. However, it must be kept in mind that this does not save the series in its entirety. It is still a sprawling mess at times, and we get to see just how testosterone-fueled the show is.

The Hollywood Reporter sums it up well, and writes, “There are guns and horses and more guns and a helicopter and dynamite and sex and explosions and lots of metaphorical dick-measuring and discussions about what it means to be a man or be a cowboy. There are jokes about being gay. There’s a possibly gay brother, Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley), who is the family lawyer and wears suits and has immaculate hair but only admits to sister Beth, when she viciously calls him out on his sexuality (saying that daddy won’t like it if he finds out), that he’s ‘celibate.’ ”

In the upcoming season, we are likely to see the series continue in a similar manner, and with the introduction of a new character, especially one who seems to be menacing on paper already, there is a good chance that things will boil over. It remains to be seen how the Dutton family reacts to this new antagonist.

Yellowstone Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Yellowstone’ season 1 premiered on June 20, 2018. The good news is that the show has been renewed for another season. The news came in from Paramount network who also released a teaser for the upcoming season with a caption that read “There’s more story to tell… this season and beyond. We’re returning to the ranch in 2019.”  ‘Yellowstone’ season 2 is set to air on June 19, 2019. It has also been revealed that the second season too consists of 10 episodes and is reportedly shot in Utah and Montana.

Yellowstone Trailer:

While we wait for the release of ‘Yellowstone’ season 2, check out the season 1 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Paramount Network to catch all the episodes of the previous season.

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