Paramount Network's breakout drama Yellowstone is having a pretty good Wednesday. With season 2 set to premiere this week, the Kevin Costner-starrer has officially been renewed for a 10-episode third season – with a familiar face along for the ride. Lost's Josh Holloway is set to join the Taylor Sheridan/John Linson-created series in what is being described as a major season-long recurring role. Holloway's Roarke Carter is a handsome, charming, shaggy-haired hedge fund manager who has ambitious plans in Montana (Deadline Hollywood exclusive initial reporting).
Here's a look at a recap of the first season of Yellowstone, followed by the trailer for the second season – set to premiere with season opener "A Thundering" on Wednesday, June 19, at 10 p.m. on the Paramount Network:
"We really want things to be cinematic with really great storytelling and have complex, nuanced, complicated characters where the setting is almost like a prime character of the whole piece. The best example of that is Yellowstone. It's very cinematic. It has a movie star in Kevin Costner. It's got really deep, rich, complicated characters, the great interpersonal family relationships, and it can just keep exploring a lot of different stories with those characters."
– Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and TV Land
In the first season on Paramount Network's Yellowstone, The Duttons fight to defend their ranch and way of life from an Indian reservation and land developers, as medical issues, political aspirations and deep secrets put strain on the family. Heading into the second season, the walls are closing in on all sides as John Dutton and his family continue to fight for their survival, and unlikely partnerships, new enemies and disloyalty threatens to pull the family apart.
Yellowstone is co-produced by 101 Studios, with John Linson, Art Linson, Sheridan, Costner, David C. Glasser, and Bob Yari serving as executive producers. The show's first season averaged 5.1M total viewers per episode, making it 2018's most-watched new series on cable, and second across all cable series that year.