Paramount’s Yellowstone series has recorded massive success ever since the first season’s premiere back in 2018. Season 4 recently premiered with a bang, doubling its viewership since last season. We rounded up some interesting facts about the show that you may not know yet! You can check out the trailer for Season 4 below.
1. The recent premiere of Season 04 set record shattering viewership numbers making it the most-watched cable series telecast since a 2018 episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, according to Nielsen data provided by the network.
2. Some scenes with a grizzly bear are based on several real accounts of tourists getting lost in the wilderness and finding themselves facing a grizzly.
3. The show is partly filmed at Chief Joseph Ranch near Darby, Montana, which is home to the Dutton family in the series. It is normally open to the public for accommodation, but due to the popularity of the show, the ranch is booked out for months in advance. The mansion is 5,000 square feet and was built in 1917 as a summer house for mega-millionaire William Ford. The show has actually acquired the use of the mansion for five seasons but, of course, with certain limitations.
4. Not all of the scenes were filmed at Chief Joseph Ranch. Some interior scenes were filmed in three different sound stages at Park’s City’s Utah Film Studio. This is mainly due to tax rebates. The show spent an estimated $80 million for filming in Utah with $7 million in tax breaks per season.
5. Costner is the highest-paid cast member with a $500,000 fee per episode.
If you don’t have cable, don’t worry, you can now watch it on Peacock for $4.99 a month or individual episodes via Amazon or iTunes.