Yellowstone has taken the country by storm and one of the main stars is still trying to find out. Cole Hauser plays Rip Wheeler in the hit series, and since the show made its debut on Paramount Network, it has drawn viewers to the drama of the Dutton family.
The show certainly has a little bit of everything from beautiful landscapes of Montana (and Utah) to the gritty, bizarre outlaw style of justice. With Kevin Costner as leader, Yellowstone has all the makings of a hit show. The ratings have been through the roof with a total of 14 million viewers tuning in to Season 4 and a total of 15 million viewers glued to their screens for the closing. And now it’s become a contender for an award, with a Screen Actors Guild Award nod in the outstanding performance by an ensemble drama series category.
What does Cole Hauser think of the show’s popularity?
In a recent interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast, Hauser said he’s just happy to be a part of this. Hauser will share the screen with Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Gil Birmingham, Forrie J. Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little and Ryan Bingha. Hauser talks about his character Rip and how he likes that he has many levels and is not a one-trick pony. Hauser also spoke to Variety about all the ways he interacts with Rip, and the ways he doesn’t.
“It feels like it’s finally hitting the edges of America,” Hauser said. “Looks like New York and LA are paying a bit of attention, which is nice, for a lot of us to see that kind of recognition. I’m just glad Americans are talking about it.” Yellowstone and that they love these kinds of shows. Taylor [Sheridan] did such a great job and there’s a great cast.”
“The topography and landscapes have certainly sparked some interest,” Hauser added, noting that people are now moving to Montana en masse. “But ultimately I think it’s Taylor’s writing and the characters and the stories that captivate the audience.”
Season 4 ended not too long ago, but on February 3, Paramount made the announcement that the Duttons would be returning for a season 5 and that production of the new episodes will begin in May. Paramount Network has not announced a season 5 premiere date. However, we can keep watching the spin-off prequel 1883 and let’s not forget the second spin-off series in the making 6666. Looks like we’re going to do a lot more of the Yellowstone world.
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