Stay at the Real Dutton Ranch from 'Yellowstone' in Darby, Montana
The Paramount Network TV series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as John Dutton, Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton, Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton, Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton, and Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler follows the Dutton family, who owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. The show is about the Dutton ranch's fight to keep its borders intact come hell or high water as a Native American Indian Reservation, land developers, rival ranching families, and Yellowstone National Park all try to encroach onto the land.
The hit modern western has a star-studded cast and has been airing for three seasons, but here are some things you probably didn't know about the show.
It Streams for For Free
Yellowstone is not available on Netflix or Hulu, however, you can stream the entire first season on the Paramount Network website for free. The second season and third season can be purchased on Amazon Prime. A fourth season has been ordered but has not yet aired.
Its Network Has Identity Issues
The drama series airs on the Paramount Network, which has gone through several iterations as a channel. From 1983 to 2000 it was called The Nashville Network (or TNN). From 2000 to 2001 it was rebranded to The National Network. From 2001 to 2003 it was called "The New TNN". In 2003 the network rebranded as Spike TV and pivoted from country themed TV shows to men's programming. In 2006 the network dropped the "TV" from its name and became known simply as Spike. Then, finally, someone in Hollywood came to their senses and, in 2018, the network became known as The Paramount Network.
The Show Shoots in Several States -- and NOT Wyoming
Though the Paramount Network show takes place in Montana it is shot in both Montana and Utah. Some shooting locations include Park City, Utah, the Chief Joseph Ranch in Montana, and Darby, Montana according to IMDb.
Its Stars Have Worked Together Before
Prior to appearing together in Yellowstone, Wes Bentley and Danny Huston previously appeared together in season four of American Horror Story.
Dave Annabel and Luke Grimes, who plays Kayce Dutton on the show, also previously appeared together in the show Brothers and Sisters.
Meanwhile, Yellowstone lead and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton on the show, and Ian Bohen had already done another western together. They both appeared in the 1994 film Wyatt Earp. Not only that, but they played the same character. Costner was the titular lead in the film while Bohen played the younger version of Wyatt Earp.
They Have Super Hero Alums
Both Danny Huston and Kevin Costner have been in DC Universe superhero movies. Danny Huston appeared as the antagonist in the first Wonder Woman film while Kevin Costner played Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent, in Man of Steel.