The Dutton family is back and better than ever! Yellowstone season 5 is coming, and fans can’t wait to see what’s next. Starring Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly and Wes Bentley, among others, the show premiered in June 2018 via the Paramount network. In February 2022, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a fifth season.
The show follows patriarch John Dutton — played by the Field of Dreams actor — and his family as they fight to protect their fictional Montana ranch from outside forces.
“We never know what’s next, you know?” Luke, who plays Kayce Dutton, told Entertainment Tonight in March 2022. “We’re sorta on the ride with everybody else. We kinda get [the scripts] as they come and we’re always super excited to see what’s happening next.”
Keep reading for more details on Yellowstone season 5.
How Season 4 Ended
The fourth season came to an end with Garrett Randall (Will Patton) attacking the ranch. “I got a new horse. How’s that?” Kevin, joked to ET about what’s to come in season 5, noting that spoilers “take the fun away.”
The veteran actor added, “It’s one of the more fun things in life to know that it’s a journey and you don’t always know everything that’s going with it.”
Variety confirmed in an April 2022 profile with creator Taylor Sheridan that season 5 will pick up with John Dutton running for governor.
Who Is Returning?
It appears as if the original stars will be reprising their roles for the next season with Jen Landon (Teeter) and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) returning as series regulars this time around. Actor Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom) told Us Weekly in March 2022 that he’s “really looking forward” to being in the fifth season.
“I didn’t know necessarily what Jimmy’s future was. I still don’t know exactly what Jimmy’s future holds. I’ve really given up on trying to guess,” he shared. “What Taylor Sheridan, the show’s creator — I think one of the best writers in television now or ever, definitely — comes up with is always so much better than what I could come up with. So I’m really excited that Jimmy’s journey continues, and I have no idea where it leads and I’m just kind of ready to try to hold on.”
Josh Lucas, who plays a young John Dutton, is also set to reprise his role in the upcoming season after not having appeared in the show’s third or fourth seasons.
In addition to the returning stars, a few new famous faces have signed on for season 5.
Country music star Lainey Wilson shared a photo from the set in Darby, Montana, as she revealed she had joined the cast.
“See y’all on season 5,” she announced via Facebook on June 10.
Kai Caster, Lilli Kay and Dawn Olivieri will also be making appearances when the hit show returns this fall.
The Fan Reaction
No one in the cast could have predicted how big the show would become. Since its premiere, it has become one of the biggest shows on TV.
“I couldn’t have predicted its popularity, or looked five years ahead, but I’m never surprised at what quality can turn into,” Kevin told Deadline in February 2022. “Being popular and really good doesn’t have to be mutually exclusive. And so, I’m pleasantly surprised.”
Get excited because Yellowstone season 5 officially has a premiere date. The hit drama series returns to Paramount Network on Sunday, November 13 and according to Hassie Harrison (Laramie) “the new season will be split in two parts.”
Deadline confirmed in May 2022 that production on the show’s upcoming season had officially started.
More to Come?
Fans don’t want to think of the series coming to an end, but creator Taylor told The New York Times in December 2021 that he has an idea for how everything will play out. “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,” he shared.
As for Kevin’s take on the ending? The actor wants to see the Duttons get there “s–t together.” He told ET, “I just hope it runs its course in a really fun way with a highly dysfunctional family.”