While it hasn’t officially been announced, we know that there will in fact be a Season 5 of Yellowstone. In fact, based on what Taylor Sheridan has said about the trajectory of the show, I think we can probably expect about 6-7 season of the show.
“Well, I know how it ends. I’m writing to that ending. There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion; you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful.
It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”
And that’s probably a good thing.
Shows like The Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother largely get remembered for dragging the show out. Knowing when to quit can be a huge factor in the legacy of a show and it sounds like Taylor Sheridan is well aware.
When Will Season 5 Premiere?
According to Deadline, Yellowstone Season 5 is supposed to begin production in May which means at best, we won’t see Season 5 premiere until the fall, and at worst, early 2023.
And with Mayor Of Kingstown and 1883 in the works, Taylor’s schedule is filling up fast.
It took about a year from the beginning of filming to the Season 4 premiere, however some pandemic delays definitely pushed that timeline back.
So if Taylor and company is able to haul ass, we could see a fall 2022 premiere… if it follows a similar path as Season 4, we could be looking at May 2023.
Storylines of Season 5
In an interview ahead of this past season, Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler) said that Season 4 would set the table for Season 5, and since Season 4 was arguably a little slow, I think we can expect more fireworks in Season 5.
So here’s what we got:
The Governor’s Race
John Dutton (Kevin Costner) shocked fans, and his son Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley), when he made the announcement that he was going to run for governor on the “wall against progress” platform.
However, we didn’t really hear much about it after the initial press conference. There will definitely be more on that in Season 5.
Beth vs Market Equities
The Season finale ended with Market Equities CEO Caroline Warner ripping Beth a new one over her rather obvious corporate espionage. It sounds like it’s gonna be a BIG problem for Beth in Season 5 and that she might’ve finally met her match.
Could Beth be the one responsible for taking down the ranch? The one thing she’s worked so hard to protect? Only time will tell.
Kayce & Monica
While Kayce was off in the wood trippin’ balls on his vision quest, he saw something that will have dire implications for his future… “the end of us.”
Does that mean the end of the Dutton Family? The end of Kayce and Monica’s relationship (we all know Avery has the hots for him)?
Ultimately, it seems like Kayce is going to have to choose between Monica and his father in some capacity, and whichever one he chooses will be the end of the other.
It almost goes back to the very first episode… don’t forget, Kayce shot his own brother-in-law, Robert Long, after Robert killed his brother Lee.
I think fans are all hoping he chooses the ranch over Monica…
Jimmy and the Four Sixes
Is Jimmy gone for good?
The Season finale, and really all of Season 4, set the table for the Jimmy Hurdstrom spinoff series at the Four Sixes Ranch in West Texas, but his departure at the end of the season has fans wondering if he’s gone for good now.
However, when you wear the brand, you’re family for life.
According to Jefferson White who plays Jimmy, he still has no idea if/when the spinoff series is gonna happen so it sounds like we might not see that for a few years. Will Jimmy find his way back to the Yellowstone? Seems like it…