Kevin Costner Joining Another Major Yellowstone Production

By Michileen Martin | 3 months ago

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Apparently, Kevin Costner just can’t get enough Yellowstone. Along with his hit show that’s spinning off enough series that we fully expect to hear the announcement for Yellowstone: Deep Space Nine and Yellowstone: Special Victims Unit any day now, the Oscar-winner has just boarded another Yellowstone series, though this time it has nothing to do with the ongoing saga of the Dutton family. Instead, Costner will be narrating and hosting the docuseries Yellowstone: One-Fifty.

As you may have guessed, rather than revolving around those wanting to steal his land out from under him, the new docuseries will feature Kevin Costner talking about the real-life Yellowstone National Park, for which the fictional Dutton Ranch is named. As reported by Deadline, Yellowstone: One-Fifty will debut in the fourth quarter of 2022 on the streaming service Fox Nation. The series will be split into four parts, with each chapter narrated and hosted by Costner, exploring the history and wildlife of Yellowstone. Costner’s Territory Films developed the docuseries, in conjunction with Warm Springs Productions.

Yellowstone National Park was the United States’ very first National Park. By 1872, the park’s status had been made official by both the U.S. Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant. This year marks Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, accounting for Yellowstone: One-Fifty‘s sub-title.

Kevin Costner seems to be more and more interested in documentary work. Less than a month ago, in early February, the actor was reported to be developing another docuseries called Onward. Rather than focusing on a single place, Onward plans to go across the globe to educate its viewers about the rituals and traditions of different groups of indigenous people. The docuseries’ creator is Cale Glendenin, who previously used the name Onward for a short documentary film he made about the Kazakh-Mongolia people of Mongolia. There isn’t any word yet on whether or not Costner will be featured on screen in the series or through narration, or if his involvement will only be limited to production.

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Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner in Open Range (2003)

In the meantime, Kevin Costner isn’t limiting himself to documentary. For his next film, the actor is going somewhere he hasn’t been in around two decades — the director’s chair. In January, Costner said he was planning on the later part of Summer 2022 to begin filming the epic Western Horizon. Along with starring in the film and producing it, Costner will direct Horizon. Costner hasn’t directed a film since 2003’s Open Range, in which Costner starred alongside Robert Duvall (The Godfather), Annette Bening (American Beauty), Michael Gambon (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

Speaking to Deadline, Kevin Costner described Horizon as a passion project that he’d been waiting to work on for a long time. He said to expect the same epic scope that helped make his directorial debut — 1990’s Dances with Wolves — such a classic as well as an Oscar magnet. Horizon will reportedly focus on the settlers who risked and sacrificed so much to keep pushing west across the still young United States.