(Pocket-lint) - Yellowstone, the ranch drama starring Kevin Costner, has been renewed for a fifth season for ViacomCBS-Paramount Network.
The series had record-breaking views for its finale, which aired last January and brought in over 10 million total viewers. With that sort of success, it was a given that the Dutton family would return for another season.
What is the premise of Yellowstone?
Yellowstone focuses on Wyoming cattle rancher, John Dutton, a sixth-generation homesteader and father of four. His property is the largest ranch in the US - with an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America's first national park on its borders. The Dutton family is constantly trying to protect the ranch from corrupt politicians and corporations and land-grabbing developers.
Who will star in Yellowstone season five?
Yellowstone was created by Taylor Sheridan with John Linson.
Both executive-produce alongside Art Linson, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, and Stephen Kay.
Costner also leads the cast. Guest stars for the fifth season include Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly, who were both upped to series regulars. Returning stars include Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, and Gil Birmingham.
- Kevin Costner as John Dutton
- Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
- Kelly Reilly as Bethany Dutton
- Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
- Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
- Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton
- Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
- Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom
- Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater
- Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
- Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield
- Ian Bohen as Ryan
- Ryan Bingham as Walker
- Finn Little as Carter
When will Yellowstone season five premiere?
- Season 5 release date: 13 November 2022
ViacomCBS green-lit the fifth season last February, with production beginning three months later. The show is currently scheduled to release on 13 November 2022.
Where will you be able to watch Yellowstone season five?
These will be your different streaming options...
The upcoming fifth season of Yellowstone will be available on Paramount Network in the US. The drama is not available on Paramount+.
ViacomCBS inked a deal with Sky to launch Paramount+ in the UK, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland in 2022. The UK launch is on 22 June 2022.
It will be available on Sky platforms (plus Sky will continue to carry ViacomCBS pay-TV channels such as Comedy Central). Sky Cinema subscribers will get Paramount+ at no extra cost, apparently, but other Sky customers will have to add it to their accounts - but it will also be available directly through the Paramount+ app, on Apple, Google, Roku and Samsung devices - so access is wide.
Why is Yellowstone on Peacock and not Paramount+?
Yellowstone was greenlit by Kevin Kay, a former Spike TV executive who worked on ViacomCBS-owned Paramount Network. It is produced in-house by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios.
But, in the US, the first three seasons of Yellowstone are only available to stream on NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock. The fourth season is available on Paramount Network - but it's under a cable login paywall. That's because ViacomCBS doesn't have the streaming rights to Yellowstone, even though it owns the Paramount+ streaming service. So, it likely wants that old content licensing deal back from NBCUniversal. The deal - inked before Viacom and CBS merged and before CBS All Access turned into Paramount+ - has Yellowstone exclusively streaming on Peacock.
ViacomCBS executives are reportedly trying to buy back those rights.
In the meantime, they're piggybacking off the success of Yellowstone: They're driving fans to Paramount+ with Sheridan’s Yellowstone prequel, 1883, which recently debuted on the streaming service.
Are there any Yellowstone season five trailers?
There are no trailers for season five. But you can watch a Yellowstone behind-the-scenes video of the series below.
BTS Look at Yellowstone with Kevin Costner, Taylor Sheridan, and More! | Paramount Network
How to catch up and get ready for Yellowstone season five
To prepare for Yellowstone season five, watch the first four seasons of Yellowstone. They're streaming on Peacock, NBCUniversal's streaming service. Each season is also available to purchase through Amazon Prime Video, or you can buy the series on DVD if you prefer to own a physical copy.
What else is in the Dutton universe?
The Dutton universe is expanding with more spin-off series. Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan revealed last year that there would be at least two shows this year alone. One is 1883. The other is Yellowstone 6666. It debuted on 4 March 2022 on Paramount+.
Here is 6666's full synopsis:
"Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing ... The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made. The series will be executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari."
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