Paramount Network Series Yellowstone Returns to Utah to Spend over $28 Million
SALT LAKE CITY (July 25, 2018) – Paramount Network’s modern western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, will be returning to Utah for their second season spending an estimated $28 million in the state and hiring approximately 320 local cast and crew. Yellowstone’s first season, which filmed in and around Summit and Wasatch counties in 2017, now ranks as cable’s most-watched series behind The Walking Dead, according to the network and Nielsen.
Oscar-nominated screenwriter and current Utah resident Taylor Sheridan will return as the showrunner and a writer for the series.
The Utah Film Commission announced that Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board recently approved Yellowstone, Season 2 for a state film incentive.
Virginia Pearce, Utah Film Commission director, commented: “Yellowstone’s return to Utah is a strong testament for our professional crew and our beautiful scenery. The economic and cultural impact of a show this size and stature will have a lasting effect on our industry reputation.”
About the Utah Film Commission
As a part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission markets the entire state as a destination for film, television and commercial production by promoting the use of professional local crew & talent, support services, Utah locations and the Motion Picture Incentive Program. The office also serves as liaison to the film industry, facilitating production needs across the state.
More than 1,400 productions have been filmed in Utah, including Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Thelma and Louise, and 127 Hours, to list a few. Many episodic series have also filmed in Utah, such as Touched by an Angel, Andi Mack and Westworld.
For more information, visit film.utah.gov