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Western fans within the UK have been itching to get their hands on Kevin Costner’s wildly successful TV project, Yellowstone, because it originally premiered on the Paramount Network in 2018. Now the drama is accessible to look at on the network’s latest worldwide streaming platform, Kevin spoke to Lorraine Kelly on ITV this week about his original attempts to offer audiences on the opposite side of the Atlantic a likelihood to tune in.

Kevin revealed he first tried to sell Yellowstone to UK distributors three years ago.

The Hollywood actor opened up concerning the show’s momentous success with TV host Lorraine, and why it has only just develop into available in other territories.

“It’s been phenomenally successful,” Lorraine said. “I just can’t consider it’s taken so long for us to get it over here. And now we finally can, tonight!”

The Yellowstone star assured Lorraine the delay to the show’s UK debut was no fault of his own.

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He replied: “I do know, I got here over about three years ago… I read the script, I actually got here to London.”

Kevin and the producers attempted to pitch the series to UK buyers, who, unfortunately, weren’t convinced it could find its audience.

“They said, ‘You’re really going to do that?’ I said, ‘Yeah’,” he recalled.

“And there was a complete bunch of individuals. So I suppose you had a likelihood to purchase it then.”

Despite UK viewers being late to the party, Kevin doesn’t think Yellowstone’s staggered release will affect the show’s legacy.

“So that you get to play catch-up, which is fantastic,” he told Lorraine. “And that’s why you make movies [and TV shows] to start with.

“That’s something you must keep behind your mind. A minimum of I do. Which is, sometimes movies are disposable.

“Movies are made they usually don’t have an enormous opening weekend or something like that, they usually’re considered, well, they’re not successful, or whatever.”

“I don’t think that way. I feel it’s vital that now it’s coming here, but it surely doesn’t change anything that it’s 4 years later.”

Even without the cinema release which often spearheads Kevin’s projects, Yellowstone has still managed to develop into one in every of the most important hits of his profession.

Viewers within the UK can now finally get the possibility to meet up with the epic Dutton saga ahead of the series returning for its highly anticipated fifth season this November.

Yellowstone season 5 premieres Sunday, November 13 on the Paramount Network and seasons 1-3 can be found to stream within the UK on Paramount+.

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