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The popular Paramount Network series Yellowstone has released four seasons since its premiere in 2018. In the center of this modern-day Western is the Dutton family, who owns the largest cattle ranch in the state of Montana.
However, such a privilege comes at a great cost, as we all learn throughout the show. Keeping a ranch the size of Rhode Island in the family is a constant struggle that involves negotiating with neighbors, pulling strings, and eliminating enemies at all costs.
The Yellowstone series is the brainchild of Taylor Sheridan and stars Kevin Costner in the lead role of John Dutton.
An accompanying Yellowstone prequel series 1883 has already been released, with 1932 coming in December, and a spin-off series titled 6666 is currently in the making.
Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date
Paramount Network announced on May 18 that Yellowstone Season 5 will premiere on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The network has also disclosed that the new episodes are going to air in two installments.
With the release date set for fall 2022, it won’t be long before we can enjoy more of Taylor Sheridan’s brilliant writing.
Seasons 1-3 of the show were filmed at various locations across Utah and Montana. Meanwhile, filming for Season 4 & 5 took place entirely in Montana due to COVID-19 restrictions.
How Many Episodes are in Yellowstone Season 5?
Instead of the usual 9-10 episodes, Yellowstone Season 5 will have 14 episodes. The episodes will air in two parts of 7 episodes, the first airing this summer, and the other will likely be a month later.
Thanks to Paramount Network’s generous funding, fans will be able to enjoy an extended season of their favorite show this year. The upgrade clearly reflects the success of Yellowstone over the past few years that has generated a demand for more cowboy drama.
While we wait, you can watch the first 4 seasons of Yellowstone for free on Peacock, Philo, or Fubo TV. These online streaming services all offer a free trial and plans for all budgets with the option to cancel at any time.
Yellowstone Season 5 Plot
The last season of Yellowstone has left us with several open-ended storylines that demand closure.
For once, there is Jimmy and his fiancé Emily who left the Yellowstone ranch to start a new life in Texas. Will we see more of the couple in Season 5 or is their storyline reserved for the upcoming spin-off 6666?
Then there is Jamie who has just been ruined by Beth and faces an uncertain future. He certainly won’t be continuing his political career, which raises the question, how will he provide for Christina and their infant son?
Moreover, with Beth fired from Market Equities, her next move is all but a mystery. She now also has Carter to think about, whose place in the Dutton family is still uncertain.
Last season, Kayce Dutton went on a vision quest of sorts that left him with more unanswered questions. He currently has a stable role as livestock commissioner, with some local ranchers wanting him to run for governor. Will he retreat and take a deeper plunge into his past or take the leap for the greater good?
Fingers crossed we’ll get answers to these questions and more in Yellowstone Season 5.
Also read: What Happened to Jimmy on Yellowstone?
Yellowstone Cast for Season 5
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.
Here are the main cast returning for Yellowstone Season 5
- Kevin Costner (John Dutton)
- Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton)
- Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton)
- Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton)
- Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler)
- Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton)
- Brecken Merrill (Tate Dutton)
- Forrie J. Smith (Lloyd Pierce)
- Ryan Bingham (Walker)
- Denim Richards (Colby)
- Jen Landon (Teeter)
- Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom)
- Ian Bohen (Ryan)
- Finn Little (Carter)
There are also the main players we see outside the ranch, which include Gil Birmingham (Thomas Rainwater) and Moses Brings Plenty (Mo) from the Broken Rock Indian Reservation, as well as Wendy Moniz playing Governor Lynelle Perry.
Finally, fans will be excited to find out that Paramount Network has promoted guest stars Kathryn Kelly (Emily) and Jen Landon (Teeter) to series regulars.
We can’t wait to see what more these fantastic characters will bring to the show!
Also read: 35 Best Yellowstone Quotes