Kevin Costner’s ‘Yellowstone’ back for second season on Paramount

WYOMING –Ever since the first season of Yellowstone wrapped up on August 22, 2018, fans of the hit show have been asking Buckrail whether there will be a second season.

Paramount announced that the show has been renewed and Season 2 is already in production. The second season will be 10 episodes long and it will be shot entirely in Utah and Montana. Air dates have not been announced but it’s safe to say it will probably follow a similar timeline as the first season and air around June 2019.

This leaked photo of Season 2 chairs would indicate Costner is still starring. (Nic Sheridan Instagram)

The show’s producers also announced Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan will return as the showrunner and a writer for the series. Sheridan executive produces along with John Linson, Art Linson, Kevin Costner, and David C. Glasser. Ted Gold and Lauren Ruggiero are the executives in charge of production for Paramount Network.

No formal announcement has been made on the show’s star Kevin Costner. Sheridan told New York Post that Season 2 will have more villains and the land grab issues will escalate.

When the Season 1 finale ended, a quick series of preview shots from the filming for Season 2 clearly included Costner dressed in character, so it looks like John Dutton is coming back. How long he’ll be around is anyone’s guess.

Yellowstone is the third original series to launch on Paramount Network since the network was rebranded from Spike TV back in January 2018. The show has proven to be a hit for the cabler, following a record-setting debut that attracted 5.3 million viewers, the series now ranks as cable’s most-watched series behind The Walking Dead.

The drama series stars Kevin Costner along with Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham. It chronicles the lives of the Dutton family, led by John Dutton (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, including an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

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