For many people, the ten-episode seasons of Yellowstone are not long enough. Apparently, if you ask for it, you get it, as the saying goes. The upcoming season of Taylor Sheridan’s western epic starring Kevin Costner will have 14 episodes, which will be split into two separate seasons. In the summer of this year, the first seven episodes of the first “chapter” will be released.
As the Duttons prepare to begin filming their fifth season this spring, the show is riding a big tide of popularity and award nominations for its fourth season. In the meanwhile, fans can expect to see more of John, Beth, Rip, Jamie, and Kayce as they deal with a tumultuous governor’s race, an increasing threat from the outside world, and a terrifying blackmail situation involving the Dutton brothers.
After a successful first season, 1883, the precursor to Yellowstone, has been renewed for a second season by Paramount. Two other projects from Taylor Sheridan’s canon are also in the works. As if that wasn’t confusing enough, the franchise recently unveiled 1932, a follow-up to the 1883 prequel. Know that once you’ve finished the primary series of Yellowstone, there’s plenty to keep you occupied.
Here’s what we know so far about Yellowstone’s upcoming fifth season.
Is There a Season 5 of Yellowstone in the Works?
Yes! (But this was expected, right?) With a premiere date still up in the air, the series has been renewed for Season Five by Paramount Network. Fans of Yellowstone will know Cole Hauser (who plays Rip) from an interview with HALL Wines from last March, in which he reveals more than a few hints about Season Five, including when it will be filmed, and what the show’s plot might look like in the future.
“Taylor is working on it right now and I expect we’ll be back some time in July,” Hauser told Kathryn Walt Hall when questioned about returning to Montana. Hauser went on to clarify that he was referring about Season Five rather than Season Four, stating, “It’s going to be a great season, I can tell. I can’t say too much about how Season Four finished, but I believe the viewers will be pleasantly surprised by how it finishes.” Having learned the specifics, that hastily planned shotgun wedding looks like the delightful surprise he promised.
Is Yellowstone Coming Back?
The first seven episodes are expected to premiere sometime this summer, according to the current plan. Following a temporary break, the next seven episodes will run later this year, possibly on a similar schedule to Season Four.
The split season is designed to give Sheridan’s forthcoming series the 1883 treatment. Tulsa King and 1932 are expected to be introduced in the early half of Season Five, while the second half is expected to help launch Season Four.
Season Five Cast Announced: Who Will Appear?
Asked what he thought of Season 5, Hauser said the following: “When it comes to us as performers, and I think I can speak for everyone, we unite. This is our fifth year together.” The actors Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Gil Birmingham are specifically mentioned.
Teeter (Jen Landon) and Emily (Kathryn Kelly) have been promoted to series regular status for the forthcoming episodes, so there’s no need to worry about their futures.
While Season Four ended without major cliffhangers, the relationship of the Dutton family has shifted significantly—specifically, Jamie has turned into a murderer and Beth possesses evidence that might ruin him. However, as we’ve learned from the Duttons, nothing is ever truly comfy. Inquire with Piper Perabo.
The launch date for Season Five has yet to be announced by Paramount Network, but we will keep this site updated as more information becomes available.
Those Involved Cast
Season 5’s plot hasn’t been revealed yet, but casting reports suggests that Teeter’s Jen Landon and Jimmy’s new girlfriend Emily Kathryn Kelly will be series regulars in the upcoming season. It appears that Jefferson White, who portrays Jimmy, will be returning to the show, despite earlier speculation to the contrary.
There’s no word yet on whether the show’s main cast, including White, will return for the fifth season; the likes of Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill and Denim Richards have already been cast.
In the Yellowstone world, things are expanding.
With a hypothetical fifth season in the works, the show’s creator Taylor Sheridan has already begun expanding the Yellowstone storyline on Paramount+. The streaming service has also unveiled a new Yellowstone origin narrative based in the Great Depression era, named 1932. Additionally, Sheridan has signed a deal to develop a new spinoff under the working title 6666.
It is likely that 6666 would premiere on Paramount+, like 1883 and Sheridan’s other show, Mayor of Kingstown, although no date has yet been set. Synopsis given with show’s announcement appears to indicate the show will be filmed today at Sheridan’s newly acquired historic ranch in West Texas, which was purchased earlier this year by the show’s executive producer.
The full summary of the film is provided below:
No ranch in America has a deeper connection to the West’s past than the 6666, which was established during the time when the Comanches ruled West Texas. The 6666 is a location where the rule of law and the laws of nature meet in a place where the most dangerous thing one can do is the next thing one does… This is where world-class cowboys are born and raised, and where the best horses and animals in the world are raised to their full potential.