When it comes to the Rip Wheeler actor, he’s hoping for “potentially 100 hours of television” for his character. That’s a lot of screentime! And music to any Yellowstone fan’s ears.
And just in case that isn’t clear, Hauser doubles-down on this talking point – offering up an answer the interview doesn’t pose – but one fans have long been curious over.
“The goal is to get to Season 10!” Hauser exclaims. More damn-good-news! Yellowstone Season 4 will arrive Fall 2021, and we know Season 5 is currently in the works. So to think we’re not even to the halfway point is exciting, indeed.
Another goal, the actor offers, is “for it to feel as fresh and smart and poignant as it was the first season.” Otherwise, what’s the point? “If you can pull that off, then you’ve done your job.”
Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler) is interviewed by Scott Davis for Yellowstone Season 3. The Paramount Network shows is led by Kevin Costner. The show was created by Taylor Sheridan, whose previous work includes the critically acclaimed films Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario.HeyUGuys
‘Yellowstone’s Cole Hauser: ‘It’s a Great Challenge’
That job, of course, is Rip Wheeler, the fan-favorite Yellowstone ranch hand who’s as fiercely loyal and lovable as he is deadly.
“Here we are in year 4, and to have the ability to tell a story – not just for Taylor Sheridan, the writer, who’s almost got 38 hours of television in – but for me… I think it’s more of a pressure thing – which I enjoy – is each year is having to recreate a character for the audience to fall in love with, or hate, or both, hopefully,” Hauser continues for HeyUGuys.
“I think it’s a great challenge, and I love that challenge. It’s what I enjoy about having potentially 100 hours of television [in Rip Wheeler].”
Yet there would be no Rip Wheeler without the creative hand of his friend, Taylor Sheridan. The Yellowstone mastermind continues to write exceptionally for Wheeler three seasons in, and this is no surprise to the actor that plays him. In fact, Cole Hauser says there is “no better person” to write these sort of characters than Sheridan.
“He knows so much about stuff that… Nobody knows about – that he’s researched or been a part of,” he says. “Whether it’s down in Texas or Montana or Wyoming or Idaho or Utah… I mean he’s just one of those guys who loves a wealth of knowledge when it come to the modern West and the old West.”
Cole Hauser will return as Rip Wheeler for Yellowstone Season 4 come Fall 2021.