Gil Birmingham Says ‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Throws A Curveball To Thomas Rainwater

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We are t-minus five days from the premiere of Yellowstone season five, and the anticipation couldn’t be higher.

Now that we have an official trailer, and we know that John Dutton was elected governor of Montana, everybody is on the edge of their seats to learn what new enemies the Dutton family will have to fight off, along with Caroline Warner of Market Equities.

And of course, we still have the beef with the Native American reservation that’s been ongoing since season one, as the reservation has wished to take back the land that was once theirs before it was settled.

With that being said, Gil Birmingham, who plays Broken Rock Tribe chairman and casino mogul Thomas Rainwater on Yellowstone, recently sat down with TV Insider to discuss what we can expect between the Dutton family and the Native Americans in season five.

He told the outlet:

“This season throws a curveball for Thomas. John’s acquiring leverage and makes decisions with major repercussions for Rainwater.

He has a new opponent on the reservation trying to undermine his position. It’s a difficult choice — which path Rainwater follows [choosing allies]. He becomes more rattled.”

He also adds that there will be a “very powerful” scene regarding Tate and his Indigenous culture in Season 5, saying it:

“Is always embedded in the ways we deal with challenges and difficulties of loss.”

However, John becoming the Governor of Montana affects more than just Thomas Rainwater and the people of the Broken Rock Reservation, it affects his own son… well, adopted son.

Wes Bentley, who plays the black sheep of the Dutton family, Jamie Dutton, says this season is all about John’s own destruction of the government, whereas Jamie tries to urge him to use the law to his advantage.

Of course, John Dutton (Kevin Costner” is as stubborn as they come:

“John’s trying to blow it all up… that becomes a clash of state versus corporate power — ironically, with John as the state. There’s definitely some shady business.

Jamie tries to convince [John and Beth] they could use, rather than break or bend, the law to do the things they want to do. But they’re a blunt object. You could argue John is his own worst enemy at this point.”

But he also adds that isn’t going to be the whipping boy forever:

“He’s full of rage. He’s empty, alone, angry, resentful, guilty, and sad. It’s only so long till he’s got to do something.

What is redemption for him? It’s not gonna be pretty.”

Gitty up, this is gonna be a good one.

The two-hour season premiere airs Sunday November 13th on Paramount Network.

Get excited.

Yellowstone Season 5 Doesn’t Bode Well For Jamie In Dark New Teaser

One of the most exciting storylines of Yellowstone season 5 HAS to be Jamie’s (Wes Bentley) relationship with his family.

Now that Jamie put a bullet in his biological father, Garrett Randall’s head, will he earn the redemption he desperately craves from the Dutton family, his adoptive father John in particular?

Doesn’t seem like it.

Of course, Jamie’s father was responsible for orchestrating the attacks on the Dutton family during the Season 3 finale, and we saw Jamie make the move to take revenge.

Granted, Beth basically forced him into it, and then documented proof of him disposing of the body (which everybody at the Dutton Ranch seems to be great at by the way), so now… they own him.

And with being elected the Governor of Montana in Season 5, Jamie is going to be BUSY doing anything and everything they ask.

John Dutton (Kevin Costner) makes that perfectly clear in this ominous new teaser:

“You’re gonna do exactly what I tell you for the next four years.”

Although Beth delivers that message in a much more dark and dastardly way:

“I’m gonna work you like a rented mule brother…

“Stop thinking you have a chance to earn redemption Jamie…”

“You’re in my prison now…”


‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Trailer Breaks Records With 14.4 Million Views

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Yellowstone Season Five is arguably the most highly anticipated premier in America right now.

However, I don’t even think Taylor Sheridan himself saw this coming.

According to Deadline, Paramount announced that the Season Five trailer shattered records, with 14.4 million views and 1.7 million engagements within the first 24 hours of its release on September 29th.

We’re talking about three times as many organic views, and six times more organic engagements than the trailer release for Season Four.

The trailer also got 30,000+ mentions on social media, four times more than Yellowstone Season Four.

It was also shared 190,000 times on social media, and ranked on TikTok and Facebook as the number one and two most-watched videos in the TV world.

Featuring Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley), Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes), Rip (Cole Hauser), and more, the video offers a promise from the new Governor of the state of Montana, John Dutton (Kevin Costner):

“I John Dutton, do solemnly swear, to uphold the Constitution of the State of Montana, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

With Beth as his Chief of Staff, Jamie presumably involved in a legal capacity and Kayce unable to stay off the ranch, it’s going to be an “all hands on deck,” all-out war for the Dutton family.

And as John states:

“We’re already at war”

With Caroline Warner, the CEO of land developers Market Equities, hellbent on revenge, Thomas Rainwater always in the mix, and Kayce & Monica’s marriage perpetually on the rocks, everybody will have to fight to preserve the legacy that they love.

Season 5 will also feature Lainey Wilson added to the cast, 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.

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.

Get. Ready.

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Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan Says People Will Die In Season 5

We’re a little more than two months away from the release of Yellowstone Season 5, and we’re getting little pieces of info as far as what Season 5 could hold.

We already know that Season 5 will 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.”

Get ready for the spinoffs…

However, thanks to Taylor Sheridan, we also know something else… people are gonna die.

According to Entertainment Tonight, blood will be spilled in Yellowstone Season 5, and it sounds like it won’t just be from those who choose to cross the Dutton family.

It sounds like some major players in the show might be seeing their final moments.

“If you look at everyone as a chess piece in Season 5, it is impossible to keep playing the game without taking chess pieces off the board.”

Uh oh…

At the end of Season 4, Kayce said he saw “the end of us,” and at the time it sounded like the end of him and Monica (especially with Avery sniffing around), but in light of Taylor’s comments about the direction of the show, it sounds like that vision quest might have much bigger implications.

We’ll find out soon enough…

The two-part premiere of Yellowstone Season 5 is set to premiere on November 13th on Paramount Network.

Kelly Reilly Confirms Season 5 Won’t Be The Last Season Of ‘Yellowstone’

Yellowstone is the hottest show on television right now, Kevin Costner is the highest paid actor on television right now, and yet, fans are constantly wondering… when will it end?

After a bit of a slow Season 4, fans started to wonder if the show will meander around for a few seasons to milk the popularity for everything its worth. But rest assured, they’re not gonna pull a Walking Dead.

And that’s a good thing.

Anybody who started watching The Walking Dead right at the beginning was obsessed with it. But 11 season later, it got stale, viewership dropped, and it’s ultimately remembered for being the show that didn’t know when to end.

So with Yellowstone hitting the peak of its popularity right now, creator Taylor Sheridan is letting fans know that his show won’t be repeating the same mistakes.

In fact, according to an interview with the New York Times, the end is actually in sight.

“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.”

He echoed that sentiment in a previous interview with Deadline, hinting that show could possibly conclude after Season 6, which might be sooner than fans want, but there’s no sense in dragging the story out for the sake of more seasons (looking at you How I Met Your Mother).

“Well, I know how it ends. I know how the series ends, and you have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.

So, you have to keep moving forward, and there have to be consequences in the world, and there has to be an evolution toward a conclusion. Can that be another two seasons beyond this? It could.”

So, with Season 5 already in production, and the end of the story in sight… could this be the last season?

Kelly Reilly, who plays the ultimate badass Beth Dutton, says no.

In an interview with Vulture, Kelly confirmed that Season 5 is in fact, not the end of Yellowstone, despite what people might be thinking.

“People keep saying, ‘Is it the end? It must be the end… it’s not the end.”

Seems like 6 or 7 seasons might be the lifespan of this show, and since they’ve been using it to launch other prequels and spinoffs, Taylor Sheridan has no shortage of work on his hands.

So even when Yellowstone does inevitably end, it seems like the Yellowstone universe will live on.

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Featuring EVERY SINGLE SONG from the series, we make sure we update it in real time, so every Sunday night, all the new stuff is right there.


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