Yellowstone Release Date Soon
Yellowstone will return to Paramount Network on Sunday, November 13, just in time for the vacation. Paramount is doing an excellent job of making fans wait for the new trailer for Yellowstone Season 5.
It has been quiet on the home front with not so much as a teaser dropping yet. However, the series’ Instagram account has been posting breadcrumbs for followers through some seconds-long clips to give a taste of what’s to come in the upcoming season.
Season 4 ended on a quieter note than Season 3’s bloody, explosive cliffhanger. Beth (Kelly Reilly), who we all know is the real brains behind every operation on the Yellowstone ranch, had manipulated her adopted brother Jamie (Wes Bentley) into killing his biological father, Garrett (Will Patton).
It clothed Garrett was the one who ordered the attempted hits on John (Kevin Costner), Beth, and Kayce (Luke Grimes) back in Season 3, so in Beth’s eyes, he deserved it.
Beth also made bound to have evidence of the deed, so now she has Jamie, candidate for Governor, right under her thumb.
She also got impromptu married to tear (Cole Hauser) and watched her father’s new confusing vegan friend (Piper Perabo) head off to jail, so it’s Beth’s world, and everyone’s just living in it for now.
Complicating Beth’s go-after world/Montana domination is that Kayce’s just been on a heck of a spiritual journey that showed him a vision of two paths. As he told Monica (Kelsey Asbille) later, a minimum of one of those paths would end in “the end of us.” Whatever its meaning, it cannot be good, making the long-awaited Season 5 even tougher.
14 Shows and films Like Yellowstone To Watch While You Wait For Season 5
Some familiar and new faces are heading to the ranch in Season 5. Josh Lucas will return as young John Dutton for the primary time since Season 3, and it seems like we’ll be doing a lot of flashbacks because Kylie Rogers’ll join him as young Beth and Kyle Red Silverstein as young Rip.
Jacki Weaver returns as Caroline Warner, with Mo Brings Plenty and Wendy Moniz promoted to series regulars as Mo and Governor Lynelle Perry, respectively.
Four new characters are coming to Yellowstone also. Kai Caster will play a young cowboy named Rowdy. Lainey Wilson is playing a musician named Abby.
Lilli Kai will play Clara Brewer, a replacement assistant for one of the Duttons (we feel bad for her already), and 1883’s Dawn Olivieri joins the cast as Sarah Atwood, a Montana newcomer and “corporate shark,” consistent with the official character description.
Have no fear, the full regular cast will return. That has Kevin Costner as John Dutton, Kelly Reilly as Beth, Luke Grimes as Kayce, Wes Bentley as Jamie, Cole Hauser as Rip, Kelsey Asbille as Monica, Brecken Merrill as Tate, Finn Little as Carter, and Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater.
The full bunkhouse will also be back, including Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Ryan Bingham, and Jen Landon as Teeter, who has been promoted to series regular.
Kathryn Kelly, who plays Jimmy’s fiancee Emily, has also been promoted to series regular and can return along with Jefferson White as Jimmy.
This means that despite having chosen the Four Sixes over Yellowstone, the reformed trouble magnet will be sticking around somehow.
Season 5 will contains 14 episodes, divided into two chunks of seven episodes. It is the biggest season so far, but it isn’t yet clear how long that break in the middle will be.
Prequels and Spinoffs
Yellowstone is no longer alone in the world of Taylor Sheridan’s shows about ranchers and can likely never be again.
One prequel miniseries, 1883, has already aired on Paramount+ and revealed the story of the Dutton family arriving in Montana.
They were originally headed to Oregon until the brave and adventurous teenager Elsa (Isabel May), older sister of John Dutton’s grandfather John Sr., was shot with an unclean arrow.
Her father, James (Tim McGraw), found her a gorgeous valley in Montana in which to die, so that’s where the Dutton family settled.
An 1883 spinoff called 1883: The Bass Reeves Story will star David Oyelowo as Reeves, the legendary first Black U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi. He was a former slave who arrested over 3,000 criminals without ever being injured.
In December 1883 will be followed up by 1923, a drama about the subsequent generation of Duttons tending to their ranch after WWI and at the start of prohibition.
That show will star Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, and while their character names haven’t been confirmed, it’s theorized that Ford is going to be playing an older James Dutton, with Mirren playing an older Margaret.
Sheridan is additionally writing a Yellowstone spinoff called 6666, which takes place at the important historic Four Sixes ranch in Texas (which Sheridan now owns) and tells the story of how the ranch has continued to operate the same today as it did centuries ago.
That spinoff will air on Paramount Network, together with the original show.
Yellowstone seasons 1-4 are streaming on Peacock. Season 5 will air on the Paramount Network.