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The fifth season of Yellowstone has officially come to its mid-season break. The neo-Western drama series has established itself as the most popular series on cable television
While fans are eager to see what direction the second part of the season heads in, it will be several more months before part two premiers.
Fortunately, in the meantime fans can get their fix of the Dutton family with 1923.
1923, a prequel series to Yellowstone, premiered on December 18, 2022, on Paramount+. The series will consist of eight episodes, with a new episode dropping on Paramount+ every Sunday at 3 am ET.
While fans are eager for Yellowstone spin-offs, the main Yellowstone series is still the one fans look forward to returning the most.
Here’s everything we know so far about Yellowstone season 5 part 2.
Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date
Yellowstone season 5 was split into two parts totaling 14 episodes. The first part of 8 episodes is already out, with the last 6 episodes in part 2 set to return in the summer of 2023.
Part 1 premiered on Sunday, November 13, at 8 pm ET on Paramount Network, with subsequent episodes airing weekly.
Full Season 5 release schedule:
|1. “One Hundred Years Is Nothing”||November 13, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|2. “The Sting of Wisdom”||November 13, 2022, 9 p.m. ET|
|3. “Tall Drink of Water”||November 20, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|4. “Horses in Heaven”||November 27, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|5. “Watch ‘Em Ride Away”||December 4, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|6. “Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You”||December 11, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|7. “The Dream Is Not Me”||December 18, 2022, 8 p.m. ET|
|8. Episode 8 “A Knife and No Coin”||January 1, 2023, 8 p.m. ET|
|9. Episode 9 (Part 2) “TBC”||Summer 2023|
|10. Episode 10||TBC|
|11. Episode 11||TBC|
|12. Episode 12||TBC|
|13. Episode 13||TBC|
|14. Episode 14||TBC|
Yellowstone Season 5 Part Two Teaser Trailer
While the teaser trailer did not reveal much as to what the rest of the season has in store, it did reveal that the series will indeed be returning in the summer of 2023.
See the trailer below:
Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 Plot
The mid-season finale of season five left a lot at stake. It seems that there is plenty of drama and bloodshed yet to come in season five of Yellowstone.
Jamie Dutton is plotting to impeach his father John from his role as governor of Montana. He is conspiring with Market Equities to overthrow the Dutton dynasty.
In the meantime, Jamie is also sleeping with Sarah Atwood, a corporate shark from Market Equities.
Beth also learned that her father has been dumping the bodies of their enemies at the border of Montana (aka the train station) for years. With this new information, she hopes to take down her brother Jamie once and for all.
In addition to the threat of dealing with Jamie trying to impeach him, John has plenty of other troubles up his sleeve.
Thomas Rainwater has been after John about a pipeline while U.S. Fish and Wildlife Park officers are after him for the deaths of two endangered wolves.
There is also the situation where the Duttons had to move their cattle to Texas as a bacterial disease called brucellosis threatened to wipe out the herd in Montana. This move may prove to be costly for the ranch but at the same time, it will likely mean that we will get to see more of Jimmy at 6666 Ranch.
“There’s a lot coming. Things are on the move. I can’t wait to get back to the back half just because I want to know what happens. I personally only know what happens up to the midseason finale up to that last second, and I don’t know what happens when we come back….” said Piper Perabo (who plays Summer Higgins) to TV Insider.
“I think you can tell that things are going really south,” she continues, “because [the seventh] episode doesn’t end at the fair; it ends with him practicing that speech. And Taylor’s very good – if you’re paying attention, he’s telling you where the trouble’s coming from. I think the fact that he ends with that scene is, for those paying attention, he’s showing you.”
Yellowstone Season 5 Cast
Fans will be relieved to know that all members of the main cast will return in the new season of Yellowstone. After all, they are essential for drawing the final conclusion of the show, should Season 5 be the last season of Yellowstone.
The main cast for Yellowstone Season 5:
- Kevin Costner as John Dutton
- Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
- Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
- Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
- Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
- Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton
- Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
- Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
- Ryan Bingham as Walker
- Denim Richards as Colby
- Jen Landon as Teeter
- Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom
- Ian Bohen as Ryan
- Finn Little as Carter
In addition, the actors playing young John Dutton (Josh Lucas), young Beth (Kylie Rogers), and young Rip (Kyle Red Silverstein) are also in the Yellowstone cast in Season 5.
In addition, the actors playing young John Dutton (Josh Lucas), young Beth (Kylie Rogers), and young Rip (Kyle Red Silverstein) have been an important aspect of season five.
There are also important characters we see outside the ranch, which include Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater, Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner, and Piper Perabo as Summer Higgins. While Jimmy is still a part of Yellowstone, he is no longer a part of the main cast this season.
In addition, Mo Brings Plenty as Mo, Kathryn Kelly as Emily, Wendy Moniz as Lynelle Perry, and Jen Landon as Teeter are all series regulars. Q’orianka Kilcher also returns to reprise her role as Angela Blue Thunder.
Season five also brought the addition of new cast members as well. Kai Caster joins as Rowdy, a young cowboy, and Lilli Kay as Clara Brewer, an assistant to John Dutton. Dawn Olivieri appears as Sarah Atwood, a corporate shark for Market Equities and Lainey Wilson stars as Abby, a musician.
We will also see more of Carter’s new love interest Halie who is played by actress Orli Gottesman.
Also, read our Yellowstone Season 5 new cast members guide to learn more about each actor.
Where to Watch Yellowstone Season 5
In the United States, Yellowstone Season 5 part 2 will be available to watch on the cable channel Paramount Network when it is released. The exact release date for the first epsiode of part 2 is unknown.
New episodes can also be streamed the next day on the Paramount Network app and website. For new customers, you can get a 24-hour viewing pass free.
You can also get the Paramount Network channel with Philo which costs $25 a month. Philo offers a free 7-day trial.
Other providers are Sling TV ($46/month), YouTube TV ($64.99/month), Fubo ($69.99/month), Hulu + Live TV ($69.99/month), and Direct TV ($69.99/month).
In the UK, you can watch Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 9 on Paramount+ in Summer 2023. The Paramount+ app is available on most streaming devices and Smart TVs.
In Canada, Season 5 Episode 9 will stream exclusively on Paramount+ Canada in Summer 2023.
In Australia, Season 5 Episode 9 will be available to watch on Stan in Summer 2023.
Confusingly, the Yellowstone series cannot be found on the network’s own streaming service Paramount+ in the US, as the rights were sold to Peacock prior to the launch of the platform.
Series 4 concluded on January 2, 2022, and the full 10-episode season became available on Peacock March 28, 2022.
There has been no official announcement from Peacock regarding the Season 5 drop.
The streaming service currently offers three subscription tiers to suit every budget. With the free membership, you have access to a limited selection of movies and TV series, including Yellowstone Season 1.
To gain access to Peacock’s full library, you’ll need to purchase the Premium subscription, which costs $4.99/month or $49.99/year. If you want to see fewer ads and watch content offline, you will need Peacock’s Premium Plus subscription which costs $9.99/month and $99.99/year.
Also, read our guide on where to watch Yellowstone season 5 in the US, UK, and Canada. We include tips on how to watch it for free and without cable.
Will There Be a Yellowstone Season 6?
There is no official confirmation for season six of Yellowstone. However, Cole Hauser told People Magazine that season five is not the end of Yellowstone. According to Hauser, who plays fan-favorite Rip Wheeler, season six is already in the makings.
Hauser stated that Sheridan did not attend the season five Yellowstone premiere in New York City because he is currently busy writing the next season. He also states that season five will not be the end of the Dutton family’s story.
If there is a season six of Yellowstone, we likely won’t get any confirmation until season five wraps up. In addition, a sixth season likely wouldn’t air until 2024.
The end of Yellowstone
According to Sheridan, the end of the show might also be closer than some would like. In 2020, he told Deadline he would rather wrap Yellowstone up sooner than let the show lose its quality and edge.
“I know how the series ends, and you have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.”
“I don’t see this [Yellowstone] as a procedural show. So, it’s not something that we could extend indefinitely. I don’t think anyone would want to do that; you’d cheapen the product,” Sheridan added.
What Other Yellowstone Spin-offs Will There Be?
So far, there are two Yellowstone prequel series that have been released, 1883 and 1923. There is also a spin-off series in the makes as well called 6666, as well as 1883: The Bass Reaves Story.
1883 premiered on December 2021 on Paramount+ and followed the origin story of how the Dutton family got their land. 1923 premiered on December 2022 on Paramount+ and follows two generations of the Dutton family during the early 20th century.
1883: The Bass Reeves Story will follow the legendary story of the real-life lawman Bass Reeves. Reeves was the first black deputy of the U.S. Marshals to serve West of the Mississippi River.
6666 is set to follow a group of ranchers at the historic Four Sixes Ranch aka 6666 Ranch in Texas. There is talk that Yellowstone’s very own Jimmy Hurdstram and Walker may be a part of the series.
While there is no official confirmation yet, there are talks that Yellowstone may get two new prequel series, one taking place in the 1940s and one taking place in the 1960s. Show creator Taylor Sheridan recently discussed the possibilities of the new series.