EXCLUSIVE: John Dutton (Kevin Costner) will be getting a visit from his father on Yellowstone. Prolific character actor Dabney Coleman will appear in a flashback scene in next week’s Season 2 finale of Paramount Network’s flagship drama series. See photos above and below.
Coleman will portray John Dutton Sr. in the episode titled “Sins of the Father.” The network can’t confirm if the character will appear in additional episodes in Season 3, and the storyline is under wraps.
Co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. It is under constant attack by those it borders – land developers, an Indian reservation and America’s first National Park.
Yellowstone continues its strong ratings run in Season 2, averaging 5 million viewers per episode as cable’s most-watched summer series, and is up double digits across all key demos compared with Season 1 averages to date.
Yellowstone is co-produced by 101 Studios. Executive producers are John Linson, Art Linson, Sheridan, Costner, David C. Glasser and Bob Yari.
Coleman, known for his roles in features The Towering Inferno, WarGames, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond and others, most recently appeared in guest roles on For the People, NCIS and Ray Donovan. He’s also known for his role as Commodore Louis Kaestner on Boardwalk Empire.
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.