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Paramount Announces First Original Scripted Series ‘YELLOWSTONE’

May 4, 2017

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Paramount Networks has announced that their first scripted series will be titled YELLOWSTONE!

Written and directed by screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario, Wind River) and will be executive produced by The Weinstein Company (TWC) with John and Art LInson and is set for 10 one-hour episodes to begin production this fall, to debut on the network in summer 2018.

YELLOWSTONE follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contagious ranch in the United States under constant attack by those it borders– land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. It is an intense study of a violent war far from media scrutiny– where land grabs make developers billions, and politicians are bought and sold by the world’s largest oil and lumber corporations. Where drinking water poisoned by fracking wells and unsolved murders are not news: they are a consequence of living in the new frontier. It is the best and worst of America seen through the eyes of a family that represents both.

Sheridan said:

“I’ve been fortunate to work with partners like Weinstein and John and Art Linson in developing YELLOWSTONE and am grateful that it has found a home in the Paramount Network. The show is both timely and timeless. As much as it explores themes painfully relevant to the world today, it explores the very essence of family, and how the actions of one member can alter the course of generations.”

Harvey Weinstein, TWC Co-Chairman said:

“Taylor has penned yet another incredible story that dives into the fascinating tensions and rivalries of the modern American frontier and we’re excited to explore his talent in a longer format. Kevin Kay, Keith Cox, and the entire team at the new Paramount Network have a clear dedication to creating the highest caliber TV and we’re thrilled to continue developing these amazing projects with them.”

 

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