Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by patriarch John Dutton. The Duttons control the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. and must contend with constant attacks by land developers, clashes with an Indian reservation and conflict with America's first national park. It is an intense study of a violent world far from media scrutiny. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.
Ahead of tonight's sophomore premiere, Paramount Network announced today that Yellowstone has been picked up for a third season. The early renewal indicates that the network is anticipating another strong run from its sole scripted drama series, which was last year's most-watched new show on cable despite a mixed critical reception.
The series follows the Dutton family, who are owners of a Montana ranch that is the largest of its kind in America. Kevin Costner plays patriarch John, who leads the Duttons as they constantly contend with attacks from land developers, conflicts with the country's first national park, and tense encounters with a neighboring Indian reservation as they fight to keep their land in the family.
Another 10 episodes have been ordered for Season 3 of Yellowstone, which will return in 2020.