In CBS’s 2018 breakout hit, “Yellowstone,” Kevin Costner captivated audiences as the formidable John Dutton. However, recent buzz has left viewers eagerly anticipating updates on the show’s trajectory. To catch you up, Season 5 premiered last November and concluded its first half in January 2023. The fate of the series has been under scrutiny ever since.
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Reports from DEADLINE in February highlighted potential shifts in the show’s direction. This news came in the wake of notable differences between Costner and the CBS over filming timetables. Adding to the unfolding drama, ET reported in May 2023 that Costner would not be reprising his role. As of now, the specifics of his departure remain unresolved.
The looming question on every fan’s mind: what lies in store for the latter half of Season 5? For those seeking further insights, turn to Women’s Health for the latest scoop.
Could you please remind me of the premise of Yellowstone?
Yellowstone is a captivating western series crafted by the brilliant minds of Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Yellowstone ranch in Montana, the show delves into the lives of the individuals who oversee its operations. At the helm is the formidable John Dutton, portrayed by the talented Kevin Costner, as the owner of the ranch. Assisting him in this grand endeavor are his children – the dedicated Kaycee, the fierce Beth, and the ambitious Jamie, played by Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, and Wes Bentley respectively. Together, they navigate the challenges and triumphs that come with running this majestic ranch.
The series predominantly centers around the Dutton family and their interactions with various individuals who assist them on their ranch. Notable characters include Rip Wheeler (portrayed by Cole Hauser), who becomes romantically involved with Beth, and Monica Long Dutton (played by Kelsey Asbille), who is married to Kaycee. Additionally, we have Jimmy (played by Jefferson White), a former thief who undergoes a transformation and becomes a cowboy.
Can you provide me with a summary of Season 4?
There were indeed many developments. Prior to the start of season 5, the conflicts among the characters seemed to have reached a state of resolution. In fact, most of them were in a relatively satisfactory position, according to Esquire. Beth and Rip finally tie the knot, Monica is expecting a child, and Jimmy bids farewell to Yellowstone for good (phew).
Surprisingly (or perhaps not), Jamie takes the life of Garrett. Yes, it’s the Wild West we’re talking about. If only the story had concluded right there!
What unfolds in Season 5 Part 1?
To begin, John Dutton assumes the role of governor of Montana. While his daughter Beth is elated by this revelation, it fails to bring joy to John or anyone else. Additionally, the governor engages in questionable activities throughout the season.
In Season 5, there is a significant time jump where Monica gives birth to a baby boy early on, but tragically, the baby does not survive. Later in the final episode of the first half of the season, Jimmy makes a surprising return and starts a new life with Emily in Texas. Towards the end of the episode, some of the Yellowstone ranchers, including Rip, also head down to the state.
John suggests that Monica assumes control of the ranch during Rip’s absence in Texas. The finale concludes with Jamie scheming, while Monica and Kaycee contemplate the decision of accepting John’s proposition.
When is the release date for Part 2 of Season 5?
The timing is uncertain, but we’re aiming for around 2024. Kevin Costner revealed in July that due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, filming for the second part of the movie has not yet taken place.
“We haven’t begun filming the second half of season 5 due to the writers strike,” he explained to the publication. “If it weren’t for that, I believe we would have already started.”
May I know where I can find it?
If you’re seeking a classic approach to viewing, you can enjoy two episodes every night of Yellowstone, starting from season 1, until its conclusion this autumn. Tune in to CBS every Sunday at 8:30 as per TV Guide (occasionally subject to football scheduling conflicts).
Additionally, the show is currently available for streaming on Peacock.
Who among the cast will be making a comeback?
Almost all of the main cast members from the previous seasons are set to return for season 5, with the possibility of Kevin Costner being the only exception. While it’s not entirely clear whether Costner’s contract expiration means he won’t be part of the second part of season 5, it certainly seems that way, as reported by People. During a child support court hearing in September, Costner’s attorney stated, “Kevin is not involved in any future episodes of Yellowstone,” according to Entertainment Tonight.
Let’s take a glimpse at a few of the talented individuals comprising the cast:
- Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
- Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
- Luke Grimes as Kaycee Dutton
- Kelsey Asbille as Monica
- Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
- Lainey Wilson as Abby
Jefferson White, the actor portraying Jimmy Hurdstrom, may not reprise his role in Part 2, as the character had a fleeting presence in the show’s initial installment.
Is there a possibility of a 6 season?
Unfortunately, Season 5 marks the end of the original Yellowstone series, for better or worse. However, there are exciting spin-off plans in the works (potentially featuring Matthew McConaughey), as reported by DEADLINE. Stay tuned for more updates!
Although the remaining episodes for streaming are not yet available, the network has announced that repeat episodes will be broadcasted on Sunday nights, beginning September 17, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. EST. The airing will commence with season 1, providing ample entertainment in the meantime.