He stars and government produces the smash hit collection Yellowstone.
And now, as soon as once more, Kevin Costner is reaping the reward as he turns into the highest paid actor per episode on the small display.
The 67-year-old Hollywood veteran is making $1.3 million per episode for season 5 of the Western-themed present, Variety reported Wednesday.
Costner, who gained two Academy Awards for 1990’s Dances With Wolves, stars in Yellowstone as patriarch John Dutton whose household has owned a ranch in Montana for six generations.
Each season of the drama has outperformed the final with the viewers for season 4 4 occasions the dimensions of the one which tuned in for the primary collection.
And together with its success, Costner, whose season one beginning wage was $500,000 an episode, managed to renegotiate his contract each step of the way in which to $1.2 million per episode for the fourth season, based on ScreenRant.
Now he is getting an additional $100,000 per episode to return for extra episodes of the drama.
Highest paid: Kevin Costner is making $1.3 million per episode for season 5 of his hit collection Yellowstone, Variety reported on Wednesday, placing him on the prime of TV earners
Yellowstone, which debuted on the Paramount Network cable channel in 2018, is a flagship product for lately launched streaming service Paramount+.
It has additionally spawned two prequels, 1883 starring Faith Hill and Tim McGraw which premiered in December 2021 and the upcoming 1923 that, based on Variety, will earn its stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren $1 million per episode every.
Directed and principally written by Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone was an on the spot hit with viewers regardless of being dubbed ‘anti-woke’.
However, it has failed to search out the identical success inside the Hollywood trade being principally snubbed at awards exhibits regardless of pulling in greater than 10 million viewers.
Once once more, the collection was overlooked of the Best Drama class when the Emmy nominations had been introduced earlier this month.
Costner, too, who gained two Academy Awards for 1990’s Dances With Wolves, was snubbed in the Best Actor class.
It did land a Screen Actors Guild nomination this year however didn’t come away with the highest prize.
Hit present: Costner, 67, earned $500,000 per episode when the Western premiered in 2018 and has negotiated a wage enhance for every season since because of blockbuster viewing figures
Set in the American West, Yellowstone obtained its share of criticisms particularly when it first aired.
Tim Goodman, of The Hollywood Reporter, referred to as the present a ‘testosterone grit-fest’ that’s removed from relatable.
‘Yellowstone tries to be so expansive and soap-operatic that there’s barely any realism in it,’ Goodman wrote.
Just earlier than t1he season three finale, Kathyrn VanArendonk, of Vulture, wrote that Yellowstone ‘is probably the most white, male American present on TV.
She wrote that the present focuses on portraying the concept that metropolis folks are ‘namby-pambies who don’t value the great things: Dirt. Cows. Empty horizons. Silence. Those people are much less sweaty, much less callused, much less worthy.’
‘It’s a supremely masculine, American, whiteness-inflected ethos of how Yellowstone yearns for the world to work.’
She added that John Dutton served as a mirrored image of America, the place white, land proudly owning males had been determined to carry onto the outdated method amid a altering nation threatening to go away them behind.
Not politically right: Yellowstone which airs on Paramount+ has been dubbed ‘anti woke’ for its focus on a land-owning white man in rural America
No gongs: The collection directed and principally written by Taylor Sheridan has principally been snubbed at Hollywood awards exhibits regardless of pulling in greater than 10 million viewers
Highest Paid TV Stars
Kevin Costner – $1.3m (Yellowstone)
Mahershala Ali – $1.3m (The Plot)
Michael Keaton – $1m (Dopesick)
Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren – $1m (1923)
Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd – $1m (The Shrink Next Door)
Jason Sudeikis – $1m (Ted Lasso)
Sylvester Stallone – $1m (Tulsa King)
Elizabeth Olsen – $875k (Love and Death)
Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto – $750k (We Crashed)
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne – $750k (Platonic)
Brie Larson – $750k (Lessons in Chemistry)
Natasha Lyonne – $500k (Poker Face)
Elizabeth Moss – $500k (Shining Girls)
David Harbour and Winona Ryder – $450k (Stranger Things)
Angela Bassett – $450k (9-1-1)
Peter Krause – $350k (9-1-1)
Matt Bomer – $300k (Fellow Travelers)
Jonathan Bailey – $225k (Fellow Travelers)
Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min – $200k (The Umbrella Academy)
In the money: Another actor who shares the title of most paid on TV is Mahershala Ali, 48, who can also be getting $1.3 million per episode for upcoming mini collection The Plot for Disney+ and Hulu
Another actor who shares the title of most paid on TV is Mahershala Ali, 48.
According to Variety, he can also be getting $1.3 million per episode for the presently in manufacturing mini collection The Plot for Disney+ and Hulu.
Like Costner, Ali is a two-time Oscar winner, discovering fame because of the 2016 movie Moonlight by director Barry Jenkins. He went on to win the very best supporting actor class once more on the 2019 Academy Awards for 2018’s Green Book.
Variety studies that a number of stars are getting $1 million-per-episode paydays to headline TV tasks together with Sylvester Stallone for Tulsa King, Michael Keaton for Dopesick, Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd for The Shrink Next Door and Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso.
Back in 2002, the cast of NBC’s blockbuster sitcom Friends made Hollywood historical past after they negotiated a $1 million per episode deal to return for seasons 9 and 10.
Ground breaking: Back in 2002, the cast of NBC’s blockbuster sitcom Friends made Hollywood historical past after they negotiated a $1 million per episode deal to return for seasons 9 and 10
Tactic paid off: The 5 primary stars of CBS’ The Big Bang Theory additionally negotiated $1 million per episode offers in 2018 to return for a last twelfth season
Unkowns when the present debuted in 1994, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry and Matt Le BLanc determined to barter wage will increase as a workforce and never individually,
As Friends turned a part of NBC’s Thursday evening ‘should see TV’ and loved success around the globe, that method paid off massive time for the six stars.
It was a tactic repeated by the primary cast of The Big Bang Theory after they negotiated will increase for his or her last twelfth season on CBS.
The 5 primary cast members – Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyer and Simon Helberg, obtained paid $1 million apiece per episode for the ultimate exhibits that aired in the 2018-19 TV season.
Yellowstone follows life on a household ranch led by Costner’s John Dutton
Yellowstone follows the story of the Dutton Family, led by John Dutton who controls the most important ranch in the US.
The drama, set in the Eighteen Eighties, comes from Dutton’s ambition to carry onto his wealth and land, which is continually underneath assault by grasping land builders, a Native American reservation and the titular nationwide park.
Kevin Costner performs John, the sixth-generation patriarch who runs the ranch.
Luke Grimes, identified for his roles in American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey, takes on the function of John’s son, Kayce Dutton, a former US Navy SEAL who’s married to a neighborhood Native American girl.
English actress Kelly Reilly performs John’s daughter, Beth Dutton, a financier and grasp manipulator who suffers from substance abuse and his loyal to her father.
Cole Hauser – an appearing veteran who’s been in Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting and The Break Up – additionally stars as Rip Wheeler, John’s right-hand man and Beth’s love curiosity.
The present’s recognition has shot grown since its pilot episode garnered 2.83 million views in 2018. By the season three finale, The World is Purple, the present noticed greater than 5 million people tuning in.
The latest season 4 double-episode premier had about 8.38 million viewers.