‘Yellowstone’ Star Brecken Merrill Celebrates Major Social Media Milestone in the Best Way Possible

by Thad Mitchell
(Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom)

He might the youngest actor on the “Yellowstone” set, but Brecken Merrill knows how to play up the show’s massive fan base.

Merrill, only 13-years-old, plays the young cowboys in training, Tate Dutton, on the hit Paramount Network series. We have seen both Tate and Brecken grow up by watching “Yellowstone” on a weekly basis. Now a teenager, it will be interesting to see how Tate develops over the course of season four. Tate is the son of Kayce and Monica Dutton and the only grandchild of family patriarch John Dutton. “Yellowstone” Ranch is likely to be his someday and he is getting a headstart in learning to manage a huge cattle ranch. Fans of the show are excited to see what kind of role Tate grows into in the next couple of seasons,

Away from the “Yellowstone” set, Merrill is a pretty normal kid with interesting hobbies like owl pellet dissection. He is also quite active on social media, often engaging with his fan base by sharing his most recent adventures. Merrill reached an impressive social media milestone and celebrated the best way he knew how — with pizza.

“Friday night pizza for me ad 30,000 of my friends,” Merrill says in the Instagram post. “Thanks for following me. I’m going to house an entire pie in your honor.”

No, your eyes are deceiving you, Brecken Merrill gas transformed five pizza pies into the number 30,000. He even has a smaller piece of pizza to mark the comma in the big number. The pizzas signify Merrill reaching 30,000 followers on the social media site. That number is quite impressive for a kid who just entered his teenage years.

‘Yellowstone’ Star Salutes Fans With Pizza

In his social media post, the young “Yellowstone” actor vows to devour an entire pie in honor of his 30,000 followers. He doesn’t say whether or not he follows through with that but there is little doubt that a growing boy needs nourishment — of the extra cheese variety. Brecken crossed the 30,000 mark just a short time ago.

The return of “Yellowstone” is not just weeks away and fans are on the edges of their seats. Every watcher is eager to see what the new season has in store for Tate Dutton. It is likely to be a season of great change for the youngster given the event of season three.

Could we see Tate thrust into a leadership position on Yellowstone Ranch even though he’s young and not ready? It is a definite possibility.

The attacks on his family, including his grandfather, father and aunt, Beth Dutton, will likely play heavy on his character this season. Perhaps we will see the young cowboy will come of age this season and avenge the attack on his family.

We can’t wait to find out when “Yellowstone” returns on Sunday, Nov. 7.