Yellowstone Fans Can See The First Episode Of Season Five Early
The Yellowstone season 5 premiere episode will be shown in select AMC theaters two weeks ahead of its November 13 release.
Post-pandemic movies have somewhat struggled to get audiences back into movie theaters, especially when they are not franchise installments or Marvel Cinematic Universe related in any way. It appears that AMC Theatres is attempting to bring more people into their establishments by showing episodes of television on their big screens in addition to new blockbusters like Black Adam, which is due to be released everywhere this weekend. One series in particular, the Montana-set Yellowstone, will have its season 5 premiere shown on some AMC screens two weeks ahead of its television premiere, which is set for November 13.
According to a report by Collider, Yellowstone and the new series Tulsa King will debut their upcoming seasons two weeks before their premiere dates in 100 AMC locations throughout the country. Both shows are part of the Paramount family and have been created by Taylor Sheridan, known for Yellowstone spin-offs 1883, the upcoming 1923, as well as hit films like Hell or High Water and Sicario. In the spirit of Halloween, Collider reports that some AMC locations might be handing out prizes, like merchandise discounts, product giveaways, and coupon codes to those dressed in costume as their favorite Yellowstone character.
Yellowstone began its run on the Paramount Network in 2018, boasting an impressive ensemble cast that includes veteran movie star Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, The Hunger Games actor Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, and Good Will Hunting performer Cole Hauser. The series is set in Montana and deals with Costner’s character of John Dutton and his family, the owners of a sprawling ranch, and the conflicts that arise with their neighbors to a vicious and dangerous level.
With the upcoming fifth season, the series has taken on new life with past episodes available for streaming on Peacock, breaking records with a trailer that debuted this summer to the tune of 14.4 million views in a 24-hour timeframe.
After the success of Yellowstone for the Paramount Network, Taylor Sheridan became a hot commodity as a writer and producer, signaling that his involvement with Paramount wouldn’t end with Yellowstone alone.
The prequel miniseries 1883 was developed and premiered on Paramount+ in 2021 with Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill starring, and another prequel series entitled 1923 is due to be released on the streamer this December, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Another spin-off called 666 set in Texas in the present day will debut sometime in the near future, with all of these shows counting Sheridan as the creator.
Tulsa King, also created by Taylor Sheridan, will not be tied to the Yellowstone franchise but will star Sylvester Stallone as mafia captain Dwight “The General” Manfredi, focusing on his release from prison and subsequent new life as Manfredi sets up a criminal organization in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The series will star Andrea Savage, Max Casella, Garret Hedlund, and Desperate Housewives alum Dana Delany. While Sheridan is listed as the creator of the new series, Terence Winter of The Sopranos will serve as the show’s showrunner and executive producer alongside Sheridan.