“Yellowstone” stars are reportedly receiving huge paydays for each episode of the series!
Yellowstone, developed by Taylor Sheridan(who wrote the critically acclaimed Sicario and Hell or High Water), follows the Dutton family, who are the descendants of early 19th century Montana settlers. They own and operate Yellowstone Ranch, which is the largest continual ranch in the U.S. The Duttons, are consistently at odds with land developers who want to break up their land, and a native community in Montana called the Broken Rock Reservation (which the show problematically only refers to as “The Indians”).
The show is the biggest series on cable TV.
It was just revealed by Variety that “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner is earning $1.3 million per episode for the Paramount Network series.
Variety also shared that Paydays for actors of $1 million an episode or more once a rare occurrence, with the exception of long-running comedy megahits like “Friends” and “The Big Bang Theory” are now commonplace for A-list talent, especially movie stars diving into the marathon of episodic television production.