Violence seems to be a willing dance partner for the Duttons. They are a family who owns the biggest ranch in the entire United States which they call Yellowstone.
The family is under the rule of patriarch, John Dutton (played by Kevin Costner). John has, for many years, warded off those who are interested in the family’s land, which is in Montana. Those like land developers, those who run the nation’s first national park and even the adjacent Native reserve. The old fashioned Duttons are struggling to find a way to make a living in this modern world.
The man behind the series is Taylor Sheridan, who has written scripts for films like Sicario and Hell or High Water. He is also the writer here. A writer who has created an engaging series about a family which exists in the grey zone. Some of them are good people while others are less so. Showing us a flawed family existing in a very flawed world.
Besides Costner the cast is rounded out by known faces like Cole Hauser, Wes Bentley, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, and Luke Grimes. Plus guest appearances by Josh Holloway, Neal McDonough, Josh Lucas, Gretchen Mol, Will Patton, Dabney Coleman, Jill Hennessey, Blythe Howard, and Lane Garrison. This is the best thing Costner has done in a long time and the supporting cast is not any less stellar.
Tonewise you will be brought back to the Westerns of the past. Rough and tumble with a healthy dose of violence and sex. All this together will result in a bunch of emotions from positive to negative.
-Behind the Story
-Costner on Yellowstone