Paramount Network has renewed “Yellowstone” for a third season, the network said Wednesday.
The Kevin Costner-led drama returns for its sophomore season on Wednesday night. The first season of “Yellowstone” averaged 5.1 million total viewers per episode, making it 2018’s most-watched new cable series and ranking second across all cable TV series for the year.
“Lost” and “Colony” alum Josh Holloway will join the cast for the season three. He will play Roarke Carter, a handsome, charming, shaggy-haired hedge fund manager with ambitious plans in Montana. “Yellowstone” stars Costner as John Dutton, the rancher who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham also star.
“Yellowstone” is co-produced by 101 Studios. It was co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, who executive produce alongside Art Linson, Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.
On the horizon, the network has a scripted series from “Younger” creator Darren Star, “Emily in Paris,” that stars Lily Collins as an American from the Midwest who moves to Paris. Paramount is giving the series a global launch across all of its international channels. On Tuesday, the network picked up scripted comedic drama series “68 Whiskey,” from Brian Grazer’s Imagine Television and CBS TV Studios. Paramount is also developing a crime-anthology series, “Accused” with David Shore, and on Wednesday, it announced a project with “Breaking Bad” alum Michelle MacLaren.