In the wake of the Beck Brothers, John reshuffles the political decks; Beth finds a trespasser on the ranch and learns that he may have big ambitions for the surrounding land; John helps Tate deal with his nightmares.
Jamie starts a new job; Beth comes to a realization about Market Equities and visits Roarke; Rip searches for another ranch hand: A livestock agent goes too far.
Jamie plays cover-up and damage control with Hendon; Governor Perry hears a $6 billion pitch for a development right on the Yellowstone, and later makes some political maneuvers; Jimmy competes in a rodeo competition.
Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny – where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
– Although “Yellowstone” is set in Montana, 95% of Yellowstone National Park lies within the state of Wyoming. Roughly 4% of YNP lies within Montana and about 1% is in Idaho. However, the name “Yellowstone” in the show has nothing to do with the National Park, It is the name of the ranch.
– There was controversy after casting was announced that Kelsey Asbille would be playing the Native American wife of a main character. Kelsey Asbille (full name Kelsey Asbille Chow) is of mixed race Asian American and she has claimed to be descended from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, but the tribe issued a statement saying they have no record of Chow, nor did they find any evidence that she is a descendant. As a result of the casting, prominent people in the Native American community called for a boycott, asking Native American actors to stay away from the Yellowstone project.
– Gil Birmingham, Kelsey Asbille, Martin Sensmeier and Ian Bohen previously appeared in the film Wind River (2017) which was directed by Taylor Sheridan who is also the creator, executive producer and writer of the show.
– Maynard James Keenan, of music groups Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer has multiple songs on the soundtrack for Yellowstone Season 1. On Episode 1 – A Perfect Circle “Judith” and Puscifer “Tumbleweed”. On Episode 3 – Puscifer “The Humbling River”. On Episode 8 – Puscifer “Green Valley” and Puscifer “Grand Canyon”.
– A few actors from the movie Wind River were also in the TV show Yellowstone: Kelsey Asbille, Gil Birmingham, Martin Sensmeier, Tokala Black Elk, Ian Bohen, Hugh Dillon, James Jordan, Gabe Casdorph, and Mason D. Davis. Taylor Sheridan wrote and directed Wind River, and was the creator of Yellowstone. Taylor Sheridan was also one of the writers and directed 9 episodes for Yellowstone.
Where is this show filmed?
– The setting is in Montana where some of the show is filmed however much of the show is filmed on location in Utah.
Where is Yellowstone Ranch located?
– Somewhere east of Bozeman, Montana. The ranch is in Park County.
Are any of the Native American characters actually natives?
– Yes. The native characters are played by native Americans, for the most part. Look at the actors’ bios and you’ll see. // in actuality the Native Americans are all played by inhabitants of Proxima Centauri b in the constellation of Centaurus 4.2 Light Years from Earth….
Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955 in Lynwood, California, the third child of Bill Costner, a ditch digger and ultimately an electric line servicer for Southern California Edison, and Sharon Costner (née Tedrick), a welfare worker. His older brother, Dan, was born in 1950. A middle brother died at birth in 1953. His father’s job required him to move regularly, which caused Kevin to feel like an Army kid, always the new kid at school, which led to him being a daydreamer. As a teen, he sang in the Baptist church choir, wrote poetry, and took writing classes. At 18, he built his own canoe and paddled his way down the rivers that Lewis & Clark followed to the Pacific. Despite his present height, he was only 5’2″ when he graduated high school. Nonetheless, he still managed to be a basketball, football and baseball star. In 1973, he enrolled at California State University at Fullerton, where he majored in business. During that period, Kevin decided to take acting lessons five nights a week. He graduated with a business degree in 1978 and married his college sweetheart, Cindy Costner. He initially took a marketing job in Orange County. Everything changed when he accidentally met Richard Burton on a flight from Mexico. Burton advised him to go completely after acting if that is what he wanted. He quit his job and moved to Hollywood soon after. He drove a truck, worked on a deep sea fishing boat, and gave bus tours to stars’ homes before finally making his own way into the films. After making one soft core sex film, he vowed to not work again if that was the only work he could do. He didn’t work for nearly six years, while he waited for a proper break. That break came with The Big Chill (1983), even though his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor — he was remembered by director Lawrence Kasdan when he decided to make Silverado (1985). Costner’s career took off after that.