Kevin Costner is set to star in a regular TV series for the first time in his long career.
According to Variety, the Oscar winner is set to take on the lead role in a series called Yellowstone.
Written and directed by Hell or High Water's Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone will follow the fictional Dutton family, which owns the largest contiguous ranch in the United States — a piece of property that borders Yellowstone National Park and puts the family in constant conflict with a wide range of rivals. A ten episode first season is expected to premiere next summer.
Although he's never starred in a regular TV series before, Costner did appear in the History Channel's miniseries, Hatfield and McCoys for which he won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award.
The series is being produced by The Weinstein Company. Speaking about Costner's casting, Harvey Weinstein said “Taylor Sheridan wrote a giant of a character in lead John Dutton.”
“There was only one actor who could be transformational – Kevin Costner. This is a coup for the show and fulfills a joint promise that Kevin and I made – that we would find a mutual project to work on.”