Paramount Network knows a good Kevin Costner when it sees one.
Variety first reported back in June 2019 that Paramount Network picked up the Kevin Costner-starring series Yellowstone for season 3, which will feature 10 episodes, just like season 2.
Formerly Spike TV, Paramount Network was in dire need of a hit at launch. A prime candidate seemed to be the Heathers reboot, though once that ran into some friction, Yellowstone stepped up and took on the mantle. The inaugural season received impressive ratings, with Paramount citing 5.3 million viewers (a number that likely includes metrics across all platforms,) for the show’s debut. The rest of the first season managed to maintain steady viewership with a cited average of 5.1 million per episode. It was the most-watched new cable series of 2018.
Yellowstone is a modern day Western of sorts and presents a story rarely seen on television. Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the owner of the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. John and his family must ward of threats from external sources like land developers, Indian reservations, and even Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone Season 3 Release Date
Yellowstone Season 3 premieres on Paramount Network on Sunday, June 21, a date appropriate to Costner’s Dutton family patriarch, Father’s Day.
The revealed release date proves how the show is nothing if not consistent. Season 1 premiered on June 20, 2018 and season 2 premieres on June 19, 2019. See you all on June 18, 2020!
Yellowstone Season 3 Trailer
The full trailer for Yellowstone Season 3 is here, showing the Dutton family members holing up in their proverbial economic Alamo, surrounded by an array of enemies.
The teaser just below served to announce the premiere date.
The clip below previews a key scene. Here, Kelly Reilly’s Beth Dutton meets Josh Holloway’s debuting character, Roarke Morris, a recently-transplanted local landowner who, in true Josh Holloway fashion, is a quick-witted roguish charmer. Indeed, Lost fans would reasonably expect him to call Beth “Freckles” by the end of this sexual-tension-strewn moment.
This behind-the-scenes video looks ahead to Yellowstone Season 3.
Yellowstone Season 3 Cast
Deadline first reported that Josh Holloway is joining the cast for Yellowstone Season 3. Holloway, the former Lost and Colony star, will play Roarke Carter, a charming hedge fund manager with big plans for Montana.
The rest of the Dutton family cast is filled out by Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton), and Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton). Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom), and Gil Birmingham (Chief Thomas Rainwater) make up the rest of the main cast. Neal McDonough is set to play wealthy mogul Malcolm Beck in Season 2.