In case you haven’t heard, Paramount Network’s Big Sky Country drama?Yellowstone is a big hit, and it appears there’s no ceiling in sight for the show’s viewership numbers.
Over the course of?Yellowstone’s first two seasons, the series has surprised many industry insiders by becoming one of the most-watched series on television, earning as many as five million viewers per episode. In reaching those numbers, the Kevin Costner-starring Western melodrama has also become one of the most talked-about shows around, and continues to build buzz with it’s savvy blend of political intrigue, family drama, and classic Western motifs.?
If you don’t yet count yourself among the show’s growing fandom, we’ll fill you in.?Yellowstone is set on the fringes of the titular national park, and follows the ongoing battles of the Dutton family (headed by?Kevin Costner’s John Dutton) as they try to defend their ranch from the likes of dodgy land developers, greedy businessmen, local indigenous tribes, and unscrupulous politicians. From that caustic mix of characters, series creator Taylor Sheridan?crafts a fiery neo-Western saga about modern-day cowboys clinging to the ways of the past by any means necessary. Those means frequently involve stealthy scheming, bunkhouse beat-downs, and, of course, murder most foul.
Needless to say, those are exactly the sort of elements that tend to make for must-see TV. While?Yellowstone can’t quite make that lofty claim just yet, the show’s reputation for delivering salacious narratives with a cinematic feel has new viewers lining up by the week.?If you’re eager to join their ranks, you’re probably wondering how you can watch?Yellowstone from the very beginning.
Until recently, there’s only been one easy way to stream the first two seasons of?Yellowstone. Every episode was available to watch exclusively on Paramount Network’s streaming app, which was only available to traditional cable subscribers. That all changed, however, with the launch of NBCUniversal’s new Peacock streaming service.