She Plays: Brilliant, bitter, beautiful Beth Dutton, a tough-as-nails corporate raider and the only daughter of über-wealthy cattleman John Dutton (Kevin Costner) on Paramount Network’s modern Western saga Yellowstone.

Her wild west upbringing means she can toss back whiskeys and throw down with cowboys. “She hates weakness in people,” Reilly says. “But she hates it most in herself.”

Where You’ve Seen Her: On Amazon Prime Video’s 2018 historical saga Britannia as headstrong Celtic warrior Kerra and on Season 2 of the HBO thriller True Detective as brainy Jordan Semyon. She has also appeared in feature films such as 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and 2012’s Flight.

Why We Love Her: Reilly’s fierce performance gives us zinger-envy. “People respond to Beth because of her willingness to do and say things we wouldn’t,” the actress says. “We propel our fantasies of being badass, or messy, onto her.”

Reilly also shows the underlying emotional pain Beth suffers, as she feels responsible for the death of her mother in a horseback-riding accident. “I’m interested in playing layered, truthful, flawed women,” she says.

Watch Out: As Beth begins to heal from her past wounds, she uses her business brains and strategy to go after her dad’s enemy, developer Dan Jenkins (Danny Huston). “She’s loyal to her father and would do anything for him,” Reilly says. “She’s the smartest person in any room.

She owns herself like a man does, and she doesn’t apologize for the space she takes or what she says or who she is.” You have a problem with that?

Yellowstone, Wednesdays, 10/9c, Paramount Network

Via TVInsider

We’ve obviously been on the Kelly train for years and I’m so pleased everyone else is finally getting on board as well. Here’s hoping all of the love for Kelly’s beautiful and bruised Beth results in an Emmy nomination come next round.





The Dutton family’s ranch will live to see another day: Paramount Network has renewed Western drama Yellowstone for a 10-episode second season.

Led by Oscar winner Kevin Costner, Yellowstone follows the members of a Montana family who own the largest cattle ranch in the United States — a piece of property that is often in conflict with the community surrounding it. Luke Grimes (Brothers & Sisters), Kelly Reilly (True Detective) and Wes Bentley (American Horror Story) also star.

The series premiered in June to 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, and to date is averaging just under 2.4 mil and a 0.4 (in Live+Same Day ratings). With DVR playback, the totals about double, making the freshman drama the second-most watched cable drama behind a little thing called The Walking Dead. Season 1 is currently airing Wednesdays at 10/9c, with the finale set for Aug. 22.

Yellowstone‘s success comes on the heels of Paramount’s Waco and American Woman both debuting solidly among their target demos, with the former recently collecting three Emmy Award nominations.

HUGE congrats to Kelly and the rest of the cast and crew, I can’t wait!

Via TVLine




“Captain Fantastic” actor Charlie Shotwell is playing the titular role of a boy who moves into a “clean house.”

Stranger Things newcomer Sadie Sink and Kelly Reilly, who appeared in season two of True Detective, have joined Eli, a horror film from Paramount Pictures’ Paramount Players label.

Captain Fantastic actor Charlie Shotwell is playing the titular role of Eli in the project being directed by Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2).

The story centers on Eli, an 11-year-old who moves into a “clean house” to treat his autoimmune disorder. Unable to leave, Eli soon realizes that the house, and the doctor who runs it, are more sinister than they appear.

Sink will play an alluring local girl who befriends Eli and has a curious knowledge of what goes on inside the facility.

Sink, who starred as the title character is the Broadway revival of Annie, was one of the newcomers to the cast of the second season of Stranger Things, playing redhead May Mayfield. She also co-starred in the short-lived NBC series American Odyssey. She is repped by Paradigm and Mara Entertainment.

Reilly will play Eli’s devoted mother, who will give anything to protect and cure her only child.

The script by David Chirchirillo made the 2015 Black List and Blood List. It was revised by Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing.

Trevor Macy is producing via his Intrepid Pictures banner, along with Bellevue Productions’ John Zaozirny. Matt Alvarez will executive produce, with Melinda Nishioka co-producing for Intrepid and David O’Leary co-producing for Bellevue.

Eli is due to begin shooting at the end of January 2018 in Atlanta. It has a Jan. 4, 2019, release date.

Via THR




Britannia, which marks the first co-production between Sky and Amazon U.S., is lined up for a World Premiere TV Screening at MIPCOM 2017.

The new original drama is written by Jez Butterworth. A nine-parter, the series stars Kelly Reilly (True Detective), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Zoë Wanamaker (My Family), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing) and Eleanor Worthington-Cox (The Enfield Haunting). Britannia’s creators and key cast are slated to be in Cannes to promote the show.

Set in 43 AD, the drama follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra (Reilly), the daughter of the King of the Cantii, and her arch-rival Queen Antedia (Wanamaker), who are forced to put their differences aside when the Romans invade Britannia. The series will air on Sky Atlantic in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria, and will be available on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. in 2018. The international distribution rights (excluding the U.S.) are being handled by Sky Vision.

Jane Millichip, the managing director of Sky Vision, said: “Britannia is a fantastically cinematic drama, and its scale and high quality will transfer brilliantly to the big screen. We are very grateful to MIPCOM for awarding us the World Premiere TV Screening. Britannia is Sky’s most ambitious drama ever, taking over 5,500 hours to produce, and we look forward to sharing it with our international partners.”

“We’re delighted that Sky chose MIPCOM to debut this brand-new event series, which is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated shows among international buyers in Cannes,” said Laurine Garaude, the director of the TV division at Reed MIDEM, which organizes MIPCOM. “We look forward to welcoming the creators and talent involved in Britannia on the Croisette.”

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Cannot wait to hear more from the event and hopefully there will also be some press photos to share.




The cast of the Paramount Network’s Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner, will be rounded out with actors Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Cole Hauser. The show is a gritty look at the life of the land-owning Dutton family in the American frontier, who face threats from both the federal government and the locals around them. Kevin Costner stars as the family’s patriarch John Dutton, who leads the charge in preserving his family’s holdings and way of life.

Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Interstellar) will portray John’s son Jamie, a polished lawyer considering a career in politics who continues to seek approval from his father despite his love for the limelight.

Kelly Reilly (Flight, upcoming Britannia and 10×10) will play John’s daughter Beth, a smart and powerful woman who is always prepared to fight alongside her father. Luke Grimes (American Sniper, The Magnificent Seven) joins as John Dutton’s youngest son Cory, an emotionally reserved former Navy SEAL who lives with his Native American wife and seven-year-old son on a reservation.

Cole Hauser (Tigerland, White Oleander) is Rip Wheeler, a tough and merciless wrangler from Yellowstone Ranch who will stop at nothing to get the job done.

Yellowstone is the first scripted drama series greenlighted by Paramount Network, Viacom’s new general entertainment network and leading scripted brand, which will replace Spike in January 2018, The 10-episode series is slated to go into production in August in Utah for a summer 2018 premiere.

Via Deadline and Spike