Kevin Costner will most likely star in the second season of Yellowstone, according to information gleaned from an official press release as well as social media networks. The newly restructured Paramount network (formerly Spike TV) achieved critical acclaim as well as ratings’ success. The network is on its way as other shows recently received Emmy nominations. Yellowstone catapulted in viewers and has become the most watched cable series, second to The Walking Dead, according to a Paramount press release.
The nine-episode series had it’s finale on August 22, 2018, and is averaging 5 million viewers per episode. Now that the season 1 finale has aired, fans want to know when season 2 will premiere and if there will be any cast changes.
Paramount did not specifically state that Costner is returning and that seems to be where the confusion stems from. As Kevin Costner is the star of the show, it does appear he is returning to the series. However; some fans are expressing concern that if he does return, it might not be for the entire second season.
Those who haven’t seen Yellowstone may watch the entire series on demand as it is currently streaming.
— Yellowstone (@yellowstone_tv) August 26, 2018
Yellowstone is Paramount’s first scripted series and is directed, written, and created by Taylor Sheridan who has already received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Hell or High Water.
Paramount describes the series as follows.
“Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (Kevin Costner), who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.”
Season 2 will premiere in 2019 and the entire show will take place with filming in Montana and Utah. Casting calls are currently underway and many people are watching social media networks for behind-the-scenes footage, hoping to ensure they see clips of Kevin Costner actually reprising the role of John Dutton.
Have you watched Yellowstone? If so, what did you think? Are you hoping Kevin Costner returns for the full second season? Stay tuned as we’ll continue to bring you updates on this story.