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‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Says Critics Called Show ‘Ridiculous’ Before It Aired

by Jacklyn Krol
(source: Paramount Network Press)

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan said that critics called the show “ridiculous.”

What Taylor Had to Say

Sheridan explained that he wrote the show solely for cowboys in the beginning. “I’m writing it for cowboys because if I make it authentic and believable to them, everyone else will believe the premise as well,” he explained. “Market it the same way, go to horse shows, go to rodeos, go to state fairs and put up banners there.”

Originally, the network and critics did not like the idea for the show. “They thought it was ridiculous, but they did it,” he admitted. “You know they just thought it was nuts. They said, there’s [sic] not 5,000 people at these things.”

“I said I know, but there’s 500 of them every weekend, put them in all of them,” he continued. “No one’s ever paid any attention to these people. No one’s ever given them a show. It’s a show for everybody, but at the same time, it’s highlighting a lifestyle and a way of life that most people don’t live. But those who do, they don’t have a show about it.”

“If I want to watch a show about what it’s like to grow up in the mob in New York, I have a lot of options, right?” he questioned. The network gave it a chance even though they thought it was ridiculous and the rest is history.

‘Yellowstone’ Reception and Season 4

After the finale of Season 3, fans were petrified that John Dutton (Kevin Costner) did not survive. However, Costner may have dropped a major clue. Costner revealed that he is filming the next season. The show films in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley.

“It puts me away from home. I go home every moment I can,” he said of filming. “But this year, we’re filming exclusively in Montana, which makes going home almost impossible. When you deal with two airplanes, it’s all-day travel. If it’s all-day travel home, then it’s going to be all-day travel back.”

The show became the No. 1 scripted series of the summer in both cable and broadcast television in the P18-49 and P25-54 demographics. Additionally, it was the most-watched summer series on cable.

Season 4 of Yellowstone will air in 2021.