Yellowstone has cast actor Dabney Coleman in a vital role. It turns out that he is not the only acting legend wanting to come on the hit show. Yellowstone star and Season 3 series regular Denim Richards, who plays Colby on the drama, has shared that many want the chance as well. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Richards told me this:
It’s just like any time there is a legend coming on the show, I mean we have so many legends that come onto the show. You know, we have the Danny Hustons and the Gil Birminghams and you have all of these amazing, phenomenal artists. So, when he [Dabney Coleman] came on to do the season finale, it’s just like add another one to the list. It’s like so amazing, and I think that is kind of what’s so beautiful about this show is that there are so many people that want to be on the show.
An opportunity to star on Yellowstone is in high-demand. It makes sense that so many artists are clamoring for a shot to go toe-to-toe with the drama's incredible ensemble. As Denim Richards points out, the show is home to quite an array of talent. Danny Huston and Gil Birmingham are among them.
As Denim Richards said, you have to add another legend to the list. Dabney Coleman will play John Dutton’s never-before-seen father, John Dutton Sr, who fought to keep the ranch before him. Prepare to meet the previous Dutton patriarch in a flashback sequence. Check out a picture from the Season 2 finale below:
Please note that Kevin Costner is rocking a mustache in the flashback scene pictured above. In previous Yellowstone flashbacks, Josh Lucas has worn one to portray the character.
It sounds like there is a steady supply of interest from talented parties to continue starring. What motivates screen legends to come onto the show? Yellowstone’s Denim Richards shared what drives them:
But the show gets these quality artists that want to come in and just be a part of a phenomenal ensemble. I think the one thing too to actually to add to that is like all of these phenomenal artists that come with such clear accolades that come onto the show, they’re not trying to come onto the show to like put their imprint on it.
They just want to be a part of the story, and I think that’s what makes this show, so amazing is that you have this A-list talent from head to toe, and everybody just wants to come in and service the story, and nobody is there to service themselves, and I think that’s what makes this such a phenomenal experience. So, I’m just super excited to have folks come on, and be able to also get to experience some of that as well.
How lovely is that? From what Denim Richards is saying, Yellowstone sounds like an incredible experience for artists. No wonder Dabney Coleman decided to come aboard, and just in time for the finale! Casting on Season 3 continues, with a recent addition confirming the survival of a critical character.
The Season 2 finale will be when viewers find out if the show kills off a Dutton before the current installment ends. It is a fearful prospect that the penultimate episode made all the more tangible. How will the finale set up the Season 3 arc of Denim Richards' Colby? Find out next week!