I think I already have a new favorite character on Yellowstone.
According to Deadline, Lainey Wilsonis set to join the cast for Season 5, after creator Taylor Sheridan asked her to play a musician named Abby.
Lainey is a really bubbly, outgoing person with a hilarious personality, so seeing her try out a new job as an actress doesn’t seem like much of a stretch at all for the Louisiana native. If anyone in country music could make that move seamlessly, it’s her.
Season 5 of the beloved series is slated to air on November 13th, and a few other familiar faces return as cast members, including Josh Lucas, (who returns for the first time since 2019 as young John Dutton), as well as Kylie Rogers (playing a young Beth Dutton) and Kyle Red Silverstein (playing a young Rip Wheeler), who both last appeared in 2020.
Jacki Weaver (Caroline Warner) will also return, along with new new recurring characters Kai Caster (American Horror Story), Lilli Kay (Your Honor and Rustin), and Dawn Olivieri (1883, Bright and House of Lies).
Mo Brings Plenty (Mo) Wendy Moniz (Governor Lynelle Perry), Jen Landon (Teeter), and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) have been promoted to series regulars for Season 5, as well.
Lainey’s music was previously featured on several different episodes of Yellowstone, including her songs “Workin’ Overtime,” “Rolling Stone,” and “Small Town, Girl.”
We’ve known for a while now that they have the best music in all of TV, and Lainey’s one of the most promising young stars in Nashville, so it should be one hell of a pair.