Yellowstone Season 5: Is it the final season?

Yellowstone Season 5: Is it the final season?
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Is this really the end for the Dutton family? Here is everything we know about the reports circulating about the status of Yellowstone Season 5.

Looks like the final goodbye for Yellowstone with the fifth season is in order! The network has confirmed that the ongoing season will be the last season for this American neo-Western drama television series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. If you have been keeping up, Deadline previously reported that the show may be heading to an end soon.

Now, those reports have turned out to be true as it has been said that a new spin-off series starring Matthew McConaughey will likely take its place which will debut in December 2023. The discussion relating to the series end has been ongoing for months now, and it has been alleged that the basis of the problem is a dispute with Yellowstone actor Kevin Costner over the filming schedule for the show.

Yellowstone Season 5: Is it the final season?

It has been reported that his desire is to focus on the epic two-part Western feature “Horizon,” which would have seriously impacted his availability to film “Yellowstone.” Moreover, Costner planned to shoot for 50 days during the first half, despite initially setting a limit of 65 days for the filming, and it isn’t clear whether Costner will be back for the final episodes.

Many insiders also claim that Paramount Network turned down Costner’s recent proposal and moved on to the other show instead. These comments kind of paint a picture of why the series cancellation was in place, making it one of the major factors in ending the show permanently without dragging it further.

On the other hand, the specific plotlines and casting for the sequel series are currently being kept under wraps, but as previously mentioned, along with Matthew McConaughey, several characters from “Yellowstone,” would also be incorporated into the show. Right now, we’ll just have to wait to see how the story will conclude, as the final episodes are anticipated to air sometime late in 2023, with November being the most likely month for their broadcast.

Yellowstone Season 5: Is it the final season?

Until then, we’ll simply have to wait to see how the tale plays out. We are hoping that the release of these episodes won’t be postponed given that Yellowstone Season 5 filming began in Missoula in June 2022 and that it is expected to resume production for the remaining episodes somewhere in August 2023. While there has been no official release date disclosed, knowing when it will return is encouraging! 

But we also want to highlight and bring attention to the readers that moving forward, anything can change with the ongoing writers’ strike, due to which the premiere dates may be subject to change.

We are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping for the best. In the meantime, the fans should also check out the previously released short trailer, hinting that viewers who yearned for more Yellowstone should keep an eye out for #YellowstoneTV on all social media platforms to receive news, updates, and exclusive behind-the-scenes looks and interviews about the show throughout the break. Take a look at the post on the official YouTube channel below: 

Yellowstone Season 5: What has happened in the season so far?

The official synopsis of the season states, “John Dutton puts his hand on the Bible and promises to uphold the Montana constitution against all enemies as he takes over as the state’s Governor. He fires the old staff and hires Beth as his new chief of staff before signing a declaration his son Jamie calls a “declaration of war.” John convincingly takes on his new role, but power has a price and the question arises of what the Duttons are willing to pay.”

Here’s what we know about Yellowstone Season 5 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the season.

Episode 1: One Hundred Years Is Nothing: John Dutton is sworn in as Governor of Montana; as John settles into the powers of his new office, he makes bold moves to protect Yellowstone from his opponents; the bunkhouse and the Duttons enjoy the Governor’s ball.

Episode 2: The Sting of Wisdom: John makes a speech to the state of Montana as a new opponent from Market Equities arrives on a private jet; the cowboys deal with a new problem.

Episode 3: Tall Drink of Water: Beth heads to Salt Lake City to take care of unfinished business; a trap is set for Jamie; Kayce makes an important decision for his family.

Episode 4: Horses in Heaven: John makes swift changes at the Capitol; later, he receives some advice from Senator Perry; the venom between Jamie and Beth reaches a boiling point.

Episode 5: Watch ‘Em Ride Away: John tells Clara to cancel his Capitol meetings to brand cattle with the Yellowstone cowboys; Beth’s disdain for a perceived rival reaches a boiling point.

Episode 6: Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You: The Duttons and the Yellowstone enjoy an almost perfect day branding cattle; Montana gets an unexpected visitor from outside; Sarah continues to sink her teeth into Jamie; Rainwater deals with a challenger from within.

Episode 7: The Dream Is Not Me: John deals with a problem with his herd; Sen. Perry delivers news to Rainwater; Jamie and Sarah plan their next move; the entire Yellowstone enjoys a rare evening of fun together; Beth discusses a new business plan concerning the ranch.

Episode 8: A Knife and No Coin: Jamie goes through with his plan; John has a request for Monica and lends support to an unexpected friend; the Yellowstone cowboys embark on a big change; a flashback reveals a source of Rip’s loyalty.

So far, the star cast of the final season includes the Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham are among the critically acclaimed ensemble cast members of Season 5. Mo Brings Plenty, Wendy Moniz, Jen Landon, and Kathryn Kelly have been promoted to series regulars.

Along with Kyle Red Silverstein, Jacki Weaver, Kylie Rogers, and Josh Lucas returning as the young John Dutton in Season 5, the ensemble cast also gains Kai Caster, Lainey Wilson, Lilli Kay, and Dawn Olivieri. Created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson and produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios,  Executive producers include Linson, Art Linson, Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, and Stephen Kay.

While you wait for more updates, stream the series exclusively on Paramount+, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The show can also be watched on FuboTV, and you can also rent or purchase it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu, based on viewers’ preferences and locations. Moreover, check out the top must-see moments from Yellowstone Season 5 so far on YouTube below:

Must-See Moments: Yellowstone Season 5 (So Far)

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 to return to the network.