5 facts you definitely didn't know about hit show Yellowstone
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Yellowstone has captured the hearts of millions since it made its debut on screens back in 2018. The hugely popular Western drama - which is nominated for a Golden Globe for Kevin Costner as Best Actor - follows the day-to-day life of the owners of the largest ranch in the United States, the Dutton family - and fans are obsessed.
It was originally meant to be a limited series
It might be hard to believe, but Yellowstone was originally going to be a ten-episode limited series. The show's future beyond season one apparently depended on lead star Kevin Costner's choice whether to continue portraying John Dutton or not. Fortunately for all of us, Kevin loved the role and so decided to reprise his role in seasons two, three, four - and very soon, five.
The show's creator has made several cameos
Taylor Sheridan, the actor-turned-writer behind the series, has made a fair few appearances on the show over the years as horse trader Travis Wheatley. In fact, he even had a pretty huge storyline in season four, which saw John hire him to ride for the Yellowstone Ranch in his quest to become a major player in the horse world.
Did you realise Travis Wheatley is played by Taylor Sheridan?
A lot of the music heard on Yellowstone is performed by Kevin Costner
What's more, the album's lead single, Won't Stop Loving You, was directly inspired by his character's experience of losing his wife.
Fans can visit the set of the show
As well as its brilliant characters and gripping plot, the Paramount drama is loved by viewers for its scenic backdrop. While some of the first few seasons of the show were filmed in Utah, ahead of season four all filming was moved to Montana, which is where the Yellowstone ranch is supposed to be.
Speaking of the ranch, all of the scenes featuring the fictional Dutton enterprise are filmed at Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, Montana, which Yellowstone fans can actually visit.
The Yellowstone universe is continuing to grow
Die-hard fans will already be well aware, but following the success of prequel series 1883, which chronicled the Dutton dynasty's humble beginnings in the late 19th century, viewers have a brand new spinoff on the way.
The new spinoff series was announced in February
1932, which will hopefully hit screens this year, will move ahead almost 50 years from 1883 and follow a new generation of Duttons during the prohibition period and the Great Depression.