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Paramount Network has renewed “Yellowstone” for a second season, the network announced on Tuesday.
The Kevin Costner-led drama will return for a 10-episode season set to air in 2019. Taylor Sheridan, who previously received a best original screenplay nomination at the Oscars for writing “Hell or High Water” and recently penned the “Sicario” sequel “Day of the Soldado,” will return as writer and showrunner on the series.
“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.
Sheridan and Coster also serve as executive producers on the series, alongside John Linson, Art Linson and David C. Glasser. Ted Gold and Lauren Ruggiero serve as executives in charge of production for Paramount Network.
“Yellowstone” is currently airing its first season on Paramount, with the final episode scheduled to air on August 22.
Averaging 5 million viewers per episode across its first season, the drama is the first scripted original picked up for a second season by the fledgling network. The half-hour dramedy “American Woman,” which debuted last month, is still awaiting a decision from the network.