‘Yellowstone’ to ride off into Montana sunset; sequel to rise

From staff and wire reports

“Yellowstone,” we hardly knew ye.

The popular television Montana-themed western “Yellowstone” with Kevin Costner will end this fall after five seasons and be replaced almost immediately by a sequel.

While it definitely has its fans, it also has its detractors. There are those who say it’s not an actual portrayal of Montana. Some folks resent that the series as brought in my people to the Treasure State, which is often called “The Last Best Place.”

Then-Gov. Steve Bullock visited the set in late 2017. He and other state officials asked questions about shooting in Montana and the production’s economic impact.

Then-Gov. Steve Bullock, foreground from left, appears with actor Kevin Costner, production designer Ruth De Jong and writer-director Taylor Sheridan in the lodge at the Chief Joseph Ranch during a visit to the set of the television series “Yellowstone” in Darby in 2017. 

Kurt Wilson, The Missoulian

Costner told Bullock that the series would be “a postcard for Montana” and described how the “poetry” of a production can “change the face of a state,” The Missoulian reported

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