‘Yellowstone’ TV: Villain Roarke Morris, Josh Holloway, Announces Major Role in New Series

by Katie Maloney

Yellowstone‘s favorite villain, Josh Holloway, just announced that he landed a huge role on a new HBO series.

Josh Holloway joined the case of Yellowstone in season three as Roarke Morris. Roarke owns a ranch that neighbors John Dutton’s and he’s after everything the Dutton’s own. Roarke and his colleague Willa Hays quickly became the characters Yellowstone fans loved to hate. But Holloway just announced that fans can also see him in the upcoming HBO series, Duster.

The show is set in the 1970s American Southwest. According to the show’s description, Holloway plays a “gutsy getaway driver for a growing crime syndicate [whose life] goes from awful to wildly, stupidly, dangerously awful.”

JJ Abrams is producing the show along with LaToya Morgan of The Walking Dead. Before his work on Yellowstone, Holloway worked with Abrams on Lost.

‘Yellowstone’ Was Josh Holloway’s ‘Favorite Show on TV’ Before He Landed His Role

Josh was no stranger to the silver screen before he landed the role of Roarke Morris on Yellowstone. He’s best known for playing Sawyer, a plane crash survivor in the ABC thriller drama Lost. The show ran from 2004 to 2010. Holloway then starred in the CBS cybercrime drama Intelligence. Later, he acted in the sci-fi drama Colony, which aired for three seasons. But he never had the opportunity to play a villain before he landed the role of Roarke on Yellowstone.

“It’s fun to play a villain,” said Holloway during a promotional video. “I’m like, ‘Taylor [Sheridan], this is the best job I’ve ever had, keep writing!'”

Holloway also revealed that he was a huge Yellowstone fan before he even auditioned for his role.

“This was my favorite show on TV before I booked this. So, I was super excited.”

During an interview, Holloway said that he used to watch the show with his wife and dream of landing a similar role.

“I would sit down and watch Yellowstone with my wife and I’d be like, ‘One day, I’ll get a show like this, Babe,'” he said. “And I still can’t believe I’m on the show.” 

But his role on the show wasn’t exactly what he expected. Before the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan hit it big, he and Holloway used to ride horses together. So, when Holloway got the call that he was cast in the show, he was delighted that he’d finally get to play a cowboy.

“When I got the call for Yellowstone, I was so excited that I was finally going to get to be a cowboy, because in 18 years of acting, no one has cast me as the cowboy, for God’s sake,” said Holloway. “I was like, finally. Thank you, Taylor. And nope. He cast me as a Wall Street guy. I was like, ‘Taylor? Really?’ He thought that was the funniest thing.”