Taylor Sheridan might be the busiest guy in television, but when does busy become too busy?
With a whopping NINE shows in the works right now, how do you even find the time to write each one? And will the quality suffer with that many projects in limbo?
All valid concerns from Yellowstone fans, but Taylor is well aware.
He knows that this kind of pace is not sustainable for a very long period of time, but how many people get a blank check to make as many shows as possible? Gotta strike while the iron’s hot:
“This volume of work is not sustainable for a long period of time, but it’s an opportunity to tell stories the way I want to tell them with a creative freedom that just doesn’t exist in this space.
And so I kind of have to take advantage of it… I don’t necessarily want to be doing this when I’m 70. I don’t know that I want to be doing it when I’m 60. So I’d rather work real hard to do it now.”
Season 5 of Yellowstone is expected to start filming in May, with a targeted premiere date somewhere in the fall, however after Yellowstone Gil Birmingham’s latest revelation, fans are starting to get worried.
Why? Because they don’t even have their scripts yet.
In a new interview with E News, Gil, who plays Thomas Rainwater, the Tribal Chairman of the Broken Rock Indian Reservation, said he hasn’t even seen a script for Season 5.
“We haven’t even gotten the scripts yet.”
To which his Under the Banner of Heaven co-star Andrew Garfield said:
“I know he’s about to do the next season, but he’s not allowed to speak. On pain of death, he will not reveal anything about the new season.”
Granted, we know Taylor usually keeps the actors in the dark, Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom) and Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton) have recently admitted to not knowing too much about where the story is going, but you’d think they’d have their scripts by now, right?
I’m not ready to panic quite yet, but Yellowstone fans are getting nervous.
Yellowstone Season 5 will expand to 14 episode, split into two installments of 7 episodes, as opposed to the standard 10 episodes of the first four seasons.
Much like Season 4 was used to introduce fans to 1883, and set the table for the Four Sixes spinoff, Season 5 will do the same, and be used to launch several new shows from Taylor Sheridan.
Some fans didn’t appreciate using Yellowstone Season 4 to promote Sheridan’s other shows, but as long as Yellowstone is the hottest thing on television, it sounds like that’s exactly what they’re gonna do.
Taylor Sheridan also has Mayor Of Kingstown on Paramount+ as well as plans for LandMan, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Lioness, starring Zoe Saldaña, and Sylvester Stallone is starring in Tulsa King. Bass Reeves, starring David Oyelowo, is also in the works.
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 Averyhas 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…
In the meantime, check out the entire Season 4 recap: