ABC has given a pilot order to the drama National Parks, co-written and executive produced by Yellowstone star Kevin Costner.
The drama, which received a pilot commitment from the network back in 2019, centers on a “small group of elite NPS agents” who solve crimes committed in national parks.
Per the series official logline, while the national parks are known for their sweeping, beautiful landscapes, there is also a more heinous side to these parks that attract a vast array of criminal activity. National Parks will follow the small group of elite NPS agents as they solve these crimes while protecting these national treasures.
Costner says that the series is an opportunity to “step out of his comfort zone and deliver something special.”
“Our partners at ABC, 20th Television, and A+E Studios have given me a great environment to step out of my comfort zone and deliver something special,” Costner said in a statement.
The project joins four other drama pilots picked up at ABC, following Sam Esmail’s Acts of Crime, the hip-hop music drama Queens, Epic from Once Upon a Time creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, and the off-cycle pilot, Triage.
Kevin Costner Continues to Add to Storied Career
Kevin Costner has been an A-List Hollywood celebrity since his debut in 1987’s The Untouchables. And there’s no doubt he has enjoyed a storied film career.
Costner currently stars in and executive produces the Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone. The show continues to be a massive ratings draw in its third season. In fact, the Season 3 finale is responsible for pulling in a massive 5.2 million viewers alone.
In Yellowstone, Costner stars as John Dutton, a sixth-generation patriarch of the Dutton family. He is in control of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. He is continually challenged by those who would take his land.
Thankfully, we’ve got plenty more from Kevin Costner to come. Yellowstone Season 4 is just around the corner, with Paramount Network hinting at a Summer 2021 release. Now we can look forward to twice as much Costner with the news of the National Parks pilot.