Kevin Costner Defends His Family Ranch at All Costs in Yellowstone Trailer

Following in Waco’s footsteps of pivoting from hyper-adrenaline Spike TV into drama centric Paramount Network, the first trailer for Yellowstone has arrived. Kevin Costner leads the family drama set on the largest ranch in the U.S. There is a ton packed into the two-minute preview of season 1. If this show is any indication, the wild wild west is alive and well.

Costner stars as patriarch John Dutton who is the owner of a particularly desirable piece of land and has no plans to give it up. Land developers, a Native American reservation, and America’s first National Park lay claim to the ranch, but the Dutton’s are not having it. The dispute leads to violent clashes but in true cowboy fashion, John refuses to be intimidated.

Adding to the drama is a tense family relationship in which his children hold a grudge for their father’s parenting mistakes. The grandson, however, has an interest in learning to be a cowboy and John wants to repair the relationship. The idyllic familial bonding at the fishing hole doesn’t last long, however. Sibling rivalry enters into the mix and everyone has their own shady way of dealing with the threats that include standoffs, explosions, and surveillance.

Hell or High Water and Wind River screenwriter, Taylor Sheridan, produced the series. The Oscar nominated scribe knows his way around the American west, so we are totally intrigued.

Luke Grimes (The Magnificent Seven) plays Costner’s son. Kelly Reilly (True Detective) and Wes Bentley (American Horror Story) play antagonistic siblings who make it a mission to one up each other. The spectacular Gil Birmingham reunites with Sheridan after appearing in both Wind River and Hell or High Water. Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Dave Annable, Danny Huston, Gretchen Mol, and Jill Hennessey fill out the stellar cast.

Yellowstone premieres on Paramount Network June 20 at 9pmET.

Featured image: Yellowstone Courtesy: Paramount Network


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.

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