At the moment, the only original scripted series on the Paramount Network is Yellowstone, but who needs another? With an average of 11 million viewers tuning in each week to the show, it was the top-rated series of 2021 across broadcast, cable, and premium channels.
Since of this and because the show’s guest stars Jen Landon (Teeter) and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) were promoted to series regulars, Paramount Network has officially renewed the series for season 5.
As a sort of start for the network’s rebranding (it was originally Spike TV), the modern-day Western premiered in 2018 and certainly hit a cultural nerve. Follows the struggles and tribulations of Montana’s largest continuous cattle ranch-controlling Dutton family.
Kevin Costner plays patriarch John Dutton in Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone, in which the family fights against land developers, a nearby Indian reservation, and other adversaries to retain the ranch in the family.
ViacomCBS Media Networks President and CEO Chris McCarthy stated, “Yellowstone continues to break records with over 11 million viewers coming in for the season finale, indicating we’ve hit a cultural nerve—from the middle to both coasts—and still have a lot of room to expand on linear.
As a result, “1883 and Mayor of Kingstown are already outperforming expectations as two of the top titles in our ambition to franchise Yellowstone into an entire universe of series in order to fuel development for Paramount+.”
Watch Yellowstone Season 4 Recap
When Yellowstone season 3 ended with Beth, Kayce, and John being attacked, season 4 begins with John Dutton waking up from his coma in the hospital, a few months after the previous season’s cliffhanger. Beth sustained burns to her back in the explosion, while Kayce is fighting to heal Monica and Tate, who have been traumatized by the ordeal.
Carter, a kid whose father overdosed, is invited to live and work on the ranch by Beth while she cares for her father. Once Jimmy has recovered from his most recent injury with a bucking horse, John has decided to send him to the Texas ranch 6666 in an attempt to teach him how to be a genuine cowboy.
Market Equity is building a new airport in Montana to resist the sale of Yellowstone National Park. A new CEO, Caroline Warner, will be stationed in the state to manage the project. Beth accepts Caroline’s offer of a job, but she utilizes the opportunity to learn more about Market Equity’s plan and to try and disrupt it from the inside.
Her first devotion is always to her father. Protests on Market Equity’s construction site have been staged using environmentalists who have become good friends with John Dutton as pawns.
For the time being, the Duttons and Thomas Rainwater are putting their old enmity on hold as Thomas reveals to John who hired an assassin to target him and his family and as he offers assistance to Kayce and his family.
According to the evidence, a convict orchestrated the attack on the Duttons, but he had no prior association with them. John sends Kayce to ask Jamie for aid interviewing the detainee, despite their strained relationship (and as a test).
Garnett Randle was one of his cellmates, and Jamie finds that he is his father after he is released from prison. He has tried to face him, but Jamie still has a hard time deciding which father he should be loyal to. He spares Randle’s life and does not utter a word to John in response.
Watch Yellowstone Season 5 Cast
In Yellowstone, the Duttons are the central protagonists, with Kevin Costner as patriarch John Dutton. Protecting his family’s land and legacy is a lifelong passion for Kevin Costner. He’s played the part before in Bull Durham, The Untouchables, The Bodyguard, and Dances With Wolves among others.
John Dutton’s children include Beth, a ruthless businesswoman, and her father’s most loyal defender, played by Kelly Reilly (Flight, Calvary); Kayce, the youngest who attempts to balance what is best for his dad and his own wife and son, played by Luke Grimes (American Sniper, Fifty Shades of Grey); and Jamie Dutton, the black sheep of the family, played by Wes Bentley (American Beauty, Interstellar) (American Beauty, Interstellar).
Cole Hauser (Rogue, Olympus Has Fallen) plays Beth’s husband Rip Wheeler, the foreman of the Yellowstone Ranch, while Kelsey Asbille (Fargo, Wind River) portrays Kayce’s wife Monica Dutton and Brecken Merrill plays Tate, Kayce’s son.
There are other regular cast members such as Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom), Gil Birmingham (Thomas Rainwater), Forrie J. Smith (Colby), Ian Bohen (Ryan), Finn Little (Walker), Jen Landon (Teeter), and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) in the series. Season 5 of Yellowstone will not have any guest stars, as far as we know.
Season 4 of Yellowstone was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for the cast.
Watch Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date
Yellowstone, the new Paramount Network series starring the Duttons, launches on 2022 Sunday, November 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Paramount Network confirmed in mid-February that season 5 will premiere in two segments!