Kevin Costner on the “dysfunctional” Yellowstone family “It’s been a fun ride” | Television & Radio | Showbiz and television
Kevin Costner delivered a powerful speech before presenting the Best Director award to Jane Campion at this year’s Oscars. Although his presentation was later overshadowed by Will Smith’s showdown with Chris Rock, fans are still eager to see the Hollywood legend return to the Paramount Network for another season of Yellowstone.
The film and TV star actor has revealed what made him take on the role of John Dutton in Taylor Sheridan’s hit drama Yellowstone.
The Paramount Western follows John and his family of conflicted children as they fight to protect one of the largest cattle ranches in Montana, USA.
When asked if the series changed television, Kevin admitted, “Well, I don’t know if I changed it.”
Yellowstone is one of Kevin’s only forays into small-screen drama and his first starring role in a prime-time cable series.
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“You bring together a dysfunctional family in the mountains and watch them fight,” he added. “It was a fun ride.”
John’s efforts to protect the ranch are frequently sabotaged by his daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly), especially when she feuds with her adopted brother Jamie (Wes Bentley).
Meanwhile, his youngest son Kayce (Luke Grimes) has stepped back from the ranch to support his wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille) and their son Tate (Brecken Merrill) after the traumatic assault on the family.
Kevin is set to reprise his role for Season 5 of Yellowstone, which was confirmed by Paramount in February this year.
However, could his comments suggest that his time on the show has an expiration date?
After being shot at the end of the third season, John found his way back to life, although his health has been a point of contention ever since.
His lasting injuries may start to get the better of him in season five, forcing John to step down from herding duties and let Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) and the rest of the dorm take over.
Yellowstone Seasons 1-4 are now available to stream on Peacock in the United States. Yellowstone Seasons 1-3 are now available on PlutoTV in the UK.