It’s no secret that Taylor Sheridan is the hottest thing in television, with his Yellowstone universe carrying the team. Between Yellowstone, 1883,the upcoming 1932 prequel and the Four Sixes spinoff that’s in the works, Taylor Sheridan is cementing his legacy as one of the premiere television creators of our time.
Yellowstone Season 5 already has the green light, with filming to begin in May, and should see a premiere date somewhere in the fall.
But… it was announced that Season 5 would be split into two parts, expanded into 7 episodes each, and… here’s the kicker… the season would be used to ” launch several new streaming shows from Taylor Sheridan.”
Used to launch several new shows? Shocker… some fans don’t like that.
One of the most popular complaints about Season 4 was that Jimmy dominated to storyline to set the table for the upcoming Four Sixes spinoff series.
Another was that the show literally featured a flashback to promote the 1883 prequel series.
And with the news of Taylor Sheridan working on nearly 10 shows in some compacity, and who knows what else is in the works, Yellowstone fans are already worried that he spread himself too thin with Season 4… and now Season 5, they’re explicitly saying they’ll gonna use it to launch new shows?
“What great news, like no. Why can’t they let Yellowstone be Yellowstone. I absolutely hate that they are using it to boost other series.”
“What’s the rush? I feel like TS should look to Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, El Camino) as to how to build a ‘Universe’.”
I mean, 14 episodes is better than 10, right?
I’ll admit that I share some of the same concerns, but there may be some COVID-related reasons for some of the “disjointedness” of Season 4. Hopefully, they can get everybody on set at the same time this year…
Only time will tell, but with so much Taylor Sheridan content coming our way, I’ll stay optimistic for the time being. I mean hell, Mayor Of Kingstown is pretty good, right?