Yellowstone Season 5: When Will This Franchise Return?

By James Brizuela

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Yellowstone Season 4 has come to an end, and it has likely left plenty of fans wondering what might be happening next in Yellowstone Season 5. The main question is, will there be another season? Well, that is certainly going to be the case and production on the new season is allegedly set to start in May 2022. That should or could mean that the new season of the show could release sometime in late 2022 or early 2023, barring any setbacks with shooting.

Here’s everything we know so far about Kevin Costner’s next season on the hit Paramount Network show.


The official announcement that Yellowstone had been renewed for season 5 came in February 2022, the month after the season 4 finale aired. Given the record-breaking ratings the show has been enjoying, the announcement was no surprise. A premiere date for season 5 hasn’t been set, but THR reports production for the upcoming season is scheduled to begin in May 2022.


As you can see from the above trailer from Yellowstone Season 4, it looked just as chaotic as the actual season was, albeit with a bit of a slower ending in comparison to its preceding seasons. However, there was plenty that happened, leaving fans wondering what is going to happen in Yellowstone Season 5. The makings of a good show are always endings that leave a multitude of questions, but no answers. This must be why this show has been talked about by everyone, and why a spin-off (1883) already exists. However, now it’s time to get into what might be happening in the next season.

Let’s get right into the ending of Yellowstone Season 4. Jaime killed his biological father. Yes, that is a crazy development. Even though many people had not truly known about Garrett, what will that mean for Jaime and his bid to become governor? No one saw him kill the man, except for Beth. She took a picture of this happening as well, so what are her aims with snapping a pic of this event? Blackmail is the obvious answer, but there could be some more nefarious purposes for her convincing Jaime to kill Garrett, and then taking a pic of her own doing. Beth could use this as a bargaining chip in allowing her father to make his run for governor, which might be the basis for Yellowstone Season 5.


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Will John Dutton (Kevin Costner) now be in the running for governor of Montana? It sure sounds as if this crucial plot point is going to be explored more heavily in Yellowstone Season 5. Especially considering that Beth now has proof of a murder that could tip the scales in favor of John. John did accept Governor Perry’s bid for him to become the next governor, but he then recruited Beth to help him find a way out of that mess. He only agreed to such a ridiculous offer to keep Jaime from becoming governor. However, will he be put in a place that won’t allow him to back out of that bid? That sure sounds like what might be happening. Governor John Dutton in Yellowstone Season 5.

What will happen between Beth and Jaime? Both have now done unspeakable things to one another. Jaime essentially sterilized Beth, and Beth convinced Jaime to kill his biological father. With all of that hanging over both of their heads, it sounds as if neither of them will even be able to remain in the same room with one another. That’s to say, if they are in the same room, it might be to try and kill one another. Only, it seems Beth has the upper hand given Jaime has killed someone, and she now has proof of this. Jaime might be stuck in a bad place come Yellowstone Season 5.

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Is Beth too far gone to keep her marriage and relationship to Rip healthy? That may seem like a bit of a harsh question, but their path to be with one another started on rocky ground, and that ground may give way in Yellowstone Season 5. Rip might find out what Beth has done and not be able to back her up, even if stopping Jaime is a top priority. Beth did tell Carter that she isn’t his mother, which might come back to haunt her as well. The pair are happy…for now.

What will Kayce’s visions mean? He claimed that he “saw the end of us” but who is the “us” in that situation? Could it mean that the Dutton’s will be taken down or lose their ranch finally? Kayce told Monica this, but the vague premonition is sure to leave fans going crazy about the potential in those words. Yellowstone Season 5 could just see Kayce and Monica splitting up, considering that Avery has professed her love for Kayce.

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Will Rip find out about what Jaime has done to Beth? That was one of the options that Jaime had to endure when being sent to kill Garrett, but will Rip find out what has happened and want to kill Jaime himself? This goes back to the above question in which Jaime might be in the worst position possible in Yellowstone Season 5. He has to worry about Beth, but more importantly, Rip. Beth seems to have all the bases covered and could use all these threats and information to allow John to take the office of governor, and then destroy Jaime in the process. Well played, Beth.


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Unfortunately, Yellowstone season 5 will most likely remain only on Paramount Network. The new spinoff series, 1883, can be watched on streaming via Paramount+. However, the network has said that due to logistics, the show will keep airing new episodes exclusively on Paramount Network. We have a guide to watching the show and its spinoffs right here.


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So far, Yellowstone season 5 has not been given an official announcement and release date. When there is a release date, this page will be updated. In previous years, fans have expected new seasons of the Kevin Costner show to premiere on Paramount Network starting Father’s Day weekend. In 2021, Father’s Day weekend in the United States came and went without the release of season 4, or any announcement of when it would happen, angering fans. Hopefully, for Yellowstone season 5, an announcement will be made much sooner.

Speculation points to Yellowstone season 5 releasing during the holiday season of 2022 at the earliest.


We can all collectively shout out our thanks to Kevin Costner, who we fondly know as the patriarch of Yellowstone, John Dutton, for taking to his Instagram and revealing what all fans were wanting to know – when will season 5 premiere? November 13, 2022, is the big day, so a little more patience from all you Yellowstoners will be required.

Although Season 4 ended in January, you may still recall John using strong-arm tactics to lessen Summer’s sentence to eight months. You might also recall that Jimmy decided to choose Emily and the 6666’s over Mia and the Yellowstone. Kayce had a vision that told him of the end between him and Monica. And the biggie, Beth pulled off an impromptu wedding with Rip before heading off to blackmail her adopted brother Jamie into killing his real father. There, now you’re all caught up.


Along with having a Season 5 premiere date, we also now know that production on Season 5 has finally started. The Paramount Network announced that production started on May 16 in Montana, bringing back the Duttons for another season of drama, intrigue, love, and loss. This news comes a full three months after Yellowstone was picked up for Season 5, though its return was never in any doubt. Season 4’s finale was up a whopping 81 percent over the Season 3 finale, pretty much telling the Paramount Network that Season 5 was a sure thing.


The news continues to grow with Yellowstone in the form of more episodes. Yes, along with the production start and premiere date, the Paramount Network also announced that fans are going to see much more Yellowstone in Season 5 than in any other previous season. The first season of the hit series gave fans 9 episodes to chew on. The following three seasons upped the count to ten episodes each.

For the fifth season, fans are going to get 14 episodes of Yellowstone fun, though there is a caveat with these 14 episodes. They will be divided into 7-episode blocks. While we know when the first episode will premiere, we do not know the timeframe of the first 7 episodes, nor do we know when the second half will begin.


Leave it up to Kelly Reilly to dangle a little bit of Season 5 Beth out there to cause some panic to those who want to see Beth and Rip live out there happily ever after. “Just when I think Beth might be trying to mellow down a little bit—she’s a married woman—that’s not happening,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, the married woman part’s happening but the calming down. So, it’s just, the fierceness is legitimately ramping up.” Okay, so they are staying married? Will the fierceness be their downfall? Come on, Ms. Reilly, we need more info. She did oblige, but only in talking about Beth’s views on being a married woman.

“In a strange way, I think Beth is quite old-fashioned in her values,” she explained. “I think the fact that this man is now her husband, it holds a lot of power. But he’s always been her guy since she was 16 years old. He’s the only man—other than her father—that she’s ever loved. So, the fact that it’s official in God’s eyes, it’s something I think she’s incredibly proud of and it probably gives her a little more stability.”

November 13 can’t get here fast enough. We’ll fill you in as more Yellowstone information presents itself.


Okay all you Yellowstoners, we now know the official premiere date of Season5. We also know that we are going to get a super-sized heaping helping of Yellowstone with the addition of four more episodes to crank that final tally up to 14. With Season 4 premiering to huge numbers, Season 5 is gearing up to surpass those. Fans are eager to see what John Dutton (Kevin Costner) will be doing in his bid to become Governor. Will Beth (Kelly Reilly) ever find complete happiness with Rip (Cole Hauser) and does she dare let Carter (Finn Little) call her mom? How will Beth be able to manipulate Jamie (Wes Bentley) after getting him to take out his real father? What about Kayce (Luke Grimes) and Monica’s (Kelsey Asbille) marriage?


Since the only major deaths that occurred in Season 4 came when (SPOILERS) Roarke Morris (Josh Holloway) took it in the face from a diamondback rattlesnake and Garrett Randall (Will Patton) went down via bullet to the head by his son, Jamie, we should be seeing the entire Dutton Clan back in action. Along with Costner, Reilly, Grimes, Bentley, Asbille, and Hauser, fans should also be prepared for the return of Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater along with all the working hands at the Dutton Ranch including Forrie J. Smith (Lloyd), Ian Bohen (Ryan), Jennifer Landon (Teeter), Ryan Bingham (Walker), and Denim Richards (Colby). While it has been hinted at a number of times that Jefferson White’s Jimmy will be heading over to Sheridan’s new series, 6666, it appears he will also be a part of Yellowstone’s Season 5.


Yellowstone would not be Yellowstone if they weren’t introducing a new villain or two. Piper Perabo, who made her debut in Season 4 as Summer Higgins looks to have a much larger role in Season 5 and as the actress hinted, it could revolve around a little more romance with John Dutton. “The love story is kicking into gear on Yellowstone,” she hinted to Entertainment Weekly. “I know a lot of people watch it for the cowboys and the ranch, but I watch it for the love story … We’re turning up the heat. It’s been a hard couple of years, let’s turn up the heat for a minute.”

Turning their recurring status into series regulars are Mo Brings Plenty (Mo) and Wendy Moniz (Governor Lynelle Perry). Season 5 will also see the return of Jackie Weaver as Caroline Warner. As Season 5 will be super-sized, it is also nice to learn that Kylie Rogers will be back as the young Beth Dutton, Kyle Red Silverstein will return as the young Rip Wheeler, and Josh Lucas will make his return as the young John Dutton.

As for the newest names, fans will see Kai Caster, Lainey Wilson, Lilli Kay, and Dawn Olivieri at some point during the season.

Although we don’t prefer to run through summer too fast, we simply can’t wait for November to roll around. Along with the Season 5 Yellowstone premiere, Taylor Sheridan will also be introducing fans to Sylvester Stallone’s new series, Tulsa King. This story will follow Stallone as Dwight Manfredi, a New York Mafia head who has been behind bars for the past 25 years. After his release, he is sent off to Tulsa, OK by his boss so he can set up criminal operations in the city, far away from New York.

Yellowstone and Tulsa King are only two projects that have been keeping Sheridan a very busy man. He just came off a successful run with 1883, the series that followed the Dutton’s on their trek to Montana. Sheridan is also working on the hit series Mayor of Kingstown and has another Yellowstone spin-off in the works called 1923, which is the next generation of the Dutton’s and stars legendary actors Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. After that, Sheridan will be working on 1883: The Bass Reeves Story. Life is good on the ranch.