Young actor Brecken Merrill is one of the many breakout stars of hit Paramount Network series Yellowstone.
In the modern western drama, Merrill plays young cowboy-in-training Tate Dutton. Tate is the son of Kayce and Monica Dutton and the grandson of Dutton family patriarch, John Dutton. Tate calls Yellowstone Ranch home and spends his time mingling with the ranch hands and hanging out with his family. John is especially fond of Tate and, in a previous season, gifts the youngster his very own horse.
In a memorable scene from Yellowstone, John asks Tate what he wants to name his horse. The young boy doesn’t hesitate, naming his new stead “Lucky.”
When he isn’t on the Yellowstone set for filming, Brecken is your typical youngster with growing curiosity about the world around him. At 12-years-old, he is also prone to those embarrassing moments that parents put their pre-teen children through.
Yellowstone Actor Brecken Merrill Gets in the Easter Spirit
One such instance happened to Brecken just yesterday as he donned a special Easter Sunday outfit. Mother Merrill made sure to seize the moment with a photo that captures the moment in eternity. She then takes the humiliation a step further by posting the photo on social media for the whole world to see.
“Hoppy Easter!” the Instagram social media post exclaims. “This is Brecken’s mom. He insisted I let you know he is not responsible for this cringe post. We hope you had a wonderful Easter!”
Brecken appears to be a cross between a frog and a bunny rabbit in the hilarious photo. He’s a good sport for allowing his mother to post the photo and it surely drew tons of laughs from Yellowstone fans. The social media post also took in well over a thousand likes and dozens of comments. Fans used the comments section to let the young television star know they are eagerly awaiting his show’s return to television.
While we don’t know what season four of Yellowstone will bring for Tate, we’re certainly happy to see Brecken returning for a new season. Fans of the show, us here at Outsider included, would love to see more Tate Dutton in the upcoming fourth season. Yellowstone season four is set to premiere this summer.