‘Yellowstone’ TV: Tate Dutton Actor Brecken Merrill Looks Grown Up as He Reveals Intense ‘Fun’ Workout in Series of New Pics

by Jon D. B.
(Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom)

He may be tiny in our memories forever, but Yellowstone’s own Tate Dutton, Brecken Merrill, is growing like a weed! He’s even working out now!

“Started #muaythai today. It was a fun way to work up a sweat!” Merrill posts to his official Instagram. Within, we see the young star budding into a teenager and getting his Muay Thai on!

And as Yellowstone fan Murray points out in Merrill’s comments: “Wow you grown so much in the last year bud! Looking forward to the new season!!!!”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Check out the shots for yourself below courtesy of Brecken Merrill. Something tells this Outsider we’re in for a much less naive, tiny Tate come Yellowstone Season 4:

“Look how tall he is getting!” one fan comments.

“Wow how you have grown. Keep up the good work!” echoes another Instagram follower.

Our favorite comment, however, has to be: “Might be as tall as Gpop Dutton now.”

Indeed, Season 4 may have some camera tricks to pull with Tate! While the majority of the season has already been filmed, Yellowstone is currently fleshing out their next season with new cast and shoots. If Brecken steps back out on the ranch, he may just be a foot taller than he was this time last year!

Either way, he will look decidedly older come Season 5, which should begin filming very soon.

‘Yellowstone’s Brecken Merrill Shows Rare BTS Image of ‘On-Screen Parents’

For any Yellowstone fan who’s not following Brecken Merrill on Instagram, we highly recommend doing so. Every Sunday until the show’s release, the young actor is sharing never before seen behind the scene photos from production. And if you’re a Luke Grimes, then you know how rare it is to see BTS photos of the actor – but Merrill’s got ’em!

Grimes himself does not use any social media. Though, honestly, who can blame him? But Brecken Merrill broke the mold with this BTS photo of his Yellowstone parents: Dad (Grimes, who plays Kayce Dutton) and Mom, Kelsey Asbille (who plays Monica Dutton).

“Happy fourth and happy Sunday!” the Tate Dutton actors begins in the Instagram post. “Here is my promised Sunday #yellowstonetv pic! Several of you requested pics of me with my onscreen parents. Here is a shot of #lukegrimes and @kelseyasbille with me at the beginning of Season 1,” he adds.

Even Merrill acknowledges that this is the only way fans would ever see such shots. To view it for yourself, roll on over to our previous coverage here.

At the time, Merrill says that “Luke took us fishing to get to know each other. I ate a worm that day!” he adds.

Love this kid. Don’t grow up too fast, Brecken! Here’s to seeing more of Tate Dutton in Yellowstone Season 4 come Fall 2021.