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‘1932’: Helen Mirren & Harrison Ford to Star in Taylor Sheridan’s Next ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel — HN

Yep, you read that headline correctly.

Harrison Ford (!) and Helen Mirren (!!) will star in Yellowstone‘s upcoming 1932 prequel, TVLine has learned.

The next chapter of what Paramount+ is calling Yellowstone‘s “origin story” — which began with the wildly popular 1883 prequel spinoff — will introduce viewers to a new generation of the series’ central family, the Duttons. Through them, per an official description, the series will “explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.”

The streamer first announced 1932 in February. “Taylor Sheridan has put roots down for the Dutton Family tree that stand strong and tall, with many branches that continue to engage record-breaking audiences,” 1883 executive producer David C. Glasser said via statement at the time. “It is awe-inspiring to work with Taylor, ViacomCBS and the entire team on this universe.”

No word yet on who Ford and Mirren will play in the prequel. There’s also no official word on whether 1932 will be a self-contained limited series the way that 1883 turned out to be. The series, which will be produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch Productions, will launch in December.

Paramount+ previously put into development a Yellowstone spinoff named 6666, which will focus on the titular centuries-old Texas ranch known for its exemplary horses and livestock. Yellowstone set much of its Season 4 action at the 6666, where Jimmy works and where his fiancée, Emily, is a vet tech.

Ford is best known for playing Star Wars‘ Han Solo and the title role in the Indiana Jones films. He recently signed on to play a down-to-earth therapist in Apple TV+’s Shrinking. The Oscar- and Emmy-winning Mirren has a long and diverse resume that includes The Queen, the Reds films, F9 and National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Her varied TV work includes Prime Suspect and providing Becky’s inner voice on Glee.What do you think about 1932‘s casting news? Sound off in the comments!

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‘Yellowstone’ Prequel Series ‘1932’ Release Date Announced By Paramount+ – TK

Paramount hit Yellowstone fans with a mirage of exciting news Tuesday, announcing two Hollywood legends to lead their next Yellowstone spinoff, 1932.

In addition to their stars and plot details, Paramount also confirms the prequel’s release date: December 2022.

Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford is expected to begin filming for the series soon, with 1932 debuting on Paramount+ this December. Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will co-star alongside Ford. The duo will lead the highly anticipated next installment of the Yellowstone story from Taylor Sheridan.

Announced as 1932 (working title), the next Western prequel follows the record breaking performance of 1883. The most-watched title ever on Paramount+ globally, 1883 was Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch Productions, the same powerhouse lineup behind 1932.

1883 took audiences through the history of 19th century Duttons. 1932, however, will bring television’s #1 family into the 20th century.

“The next Yellowstone origin story will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home,” Paramount announces.

Harrison Ford-Led Yellowstone’ Spinoff, ‘1932,’ Hits December 2022

Although unconfirmed, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren should portray the next generation of Duttons. Their new series is the latest addition to Sheridan’s growing slate on Paramount Network and Paramount+. This includes, in addition to 1883, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN. Upcoming series LIONESS, TULSA KING, 1883: THE BASS REEVES STORY and LAND MAN are to follow.

In addition to 1883 proving a breakout hit for Paramount+, Sheridan also saw a Writers Guild of America Awards nomination for the pilot. On Paramount Network, Yellowstone had a record-breaking season four run. it would attract an average of 11 million total viewers. It also recently garnered its first-ever Screen Actors Guild Awards® and Producers Guild Awards® nominations.

1932 (working title), starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, executive produced by Taylor Sheridan. EPs John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, Ben Richardson also return.

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‘Yellowstone’ Fans Are Going to Freak Out Over This Huge Season 5 Update — HN

The Western drama is officially back in Montana.

Yellowstone fans, it’s almost time to head back to Montana for season 5.

Though details about the Dutton family’s next chapter have been far and few between since the season 4 finale in January, Paramount Network has started to spill the beans on some important updates. At the top of the list is confirmation that production for Yellowstone season 5 has officially begun! That’s right — the Yellowstone cast kicked off filming on May 16, according to multiple outlets. Despite fear that new episodes would be delayed after actor Gil Birmingham revealed last month that he hadn’t received the scripts yet, series creator Taylor Sheridan reassured folks that everything is right on track.

Now, viewers can look forward to seeing the Kevin Costner-led Western drama return to Paramount Network later this year. According to Variety, Yellowstone season 5 is eyeing “a premiere date in late summer.” What does this mean? If we had to guess, the show may come back in late August or early September before the rest of fall TV begins. For now we’ll keep our fingers crossed for the soonest date possible, because Paradise Valley is calling our name!

As fans may know, Yellowstone has filmed its stunning scenes in more than 20 locations across Utah and Montana. According to Deseret News, Paramount Network rolled its cameras in the western states for the first three seasons. But production stayed exclusively put in Montana for season 4. The same will probably be true for season 5.

What’s more, season 5 of Yellowstone will have a total of 14 episodes, a major win for fans who have previously only watched 10 per season on average. But there’s a catch — the 14 episodes will be split into two parts comprised of seven episodes. As for where we’ll pick up, it sounds like there won’t be too much of a time jump from where season 4 ended. Per Variety, season 5 will begin with John running for Montana governor.

We have a feeling Jamie (Wes Bentley) will be looking on from the sidelines … but not happily.

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‘Yellowstone’: Colby Actor Denim Richards ‘Back in the Saddle’ for Season 5 in New Dutton Ranch Pic — HN

No one is more excited for Season 5 of Yellowstone than the actor behind bunkhouse member Colby, Denim Richards. The cast member has been counting the days until the new season officially drops – however many that may be – and is cherishing all the moments spent on set creating the scenes.

On Instagram, Richards shared a photo of himself on horseback with a view of the Dutton ranch from within a corral.

“Back in the saddle. Literally,” Richards wrote in the caption.

 

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This wasn’t the only snapshot we got of the Yellowstone set from the actor behind Colby.

Recently, Richards shared another behind-the-scenes photo with some of the other Yellowstone cast members, likely while they were filming scenes for Season 5. While on horseback, Denim Richards posed with Josh Lucas, Cole Hauser and Luke Grimes. In a second photo, Hassie Harrison and Ian Bohen smiled from their own saddles.

“I know them from somewhere,” Richards joked in the caption.

 

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Then there’s this gem that David Oyelowo took of the gang. This shot included both cast and crew as they worked hard to make the magic that will be Yellowstone Season 5. As the stars mounted their horses, crew members gathered close to make sure everyone looked their best for the cameras. In the crowd were many friendly faces, including Richards, Grimes, Bohen and Harrison, as well as Jen Landon and Mo Brings Plenty, too.

 

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‘Yellowstone’ Fans Are Hyped up for Season Five
Likewise, Yellowstone fans are just as ecstatic as Richards for Season 5. In the comments of his most recent post, watchers shared their enthusiasm for the show’s return as well as Richards’ work on the series.

“Love it! Can’t wait to see Colby, Teeter and the boys in Season 5,” one fan wrote.

Another gushed, “You have no idea how much I needed this post! YES!!!! It’s happening!!!!”

“Yayyyy love love love these shots knowing the best show is coming back with the best cast out!!!” a third added. “Can’t wait to see what happens with you n tetter @denimrichards.”

“Absolutely love this show. I hope your part grows. We need more diversity!” another fan said.

Of course, we’re all crossing our fingers hoping that things will work out for Colby and Teeter. The unlikely pair have seen their fair share of obstacles in the past and have built a better bond because of it. As we know, though, there isn’t an episode of Yellowstone that goes by without some sort of drama or violence in store.

 

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Why Some Yellowstone Fans Think John Dutton Is The Series’ True Villain — HN

Broadly speaking, modern Western family drama “Yellowstone” revolves around the adult members of the ranch-owning Dutton family. At its head is John Dutton (Kevin Costner), whose attempts to hold onto the valuable land on which his ranch is built and affinity for cowboy hats are both central to his character.

Although John is at the series’ core, he’s seldom a paragon of goodness, oftentimes matching the character archetype outlined in Brett Martin’s 2013 book about prestige TV protagonists titled “Difficult Men” (via Goodreads). For example, among numerous other bad decisions John has made throughout “Yellowstone,” he decides to kick his own daughter Beth (Kelly Reilly) off of the family ranch during Season 4. In a similar vein, in Season 1, John actively undermines his son Jamie (Wes Bentley)’s campaign to run for attorney general after Jaime misses a couple of phone calls from his father.

It’s no secret, then, that John is far from being an exemplary human being. At least one “Yellowstone” fan, however, has taken their characterization of John one step further, positing that he’s not just flawed but the show’s true villain.

Is John Dutton the most morally reprehensible character on Yellowstone?

On the official subreddit for fans of “Yellowstone,” user goodwordsbad started a thread titled “Does anyone get the feeling that John Dutton is the real villain?” in which they argued in favor of the idea proposed in its title. In essence, they explained how John’s dedication to preserving ownership of his ranch at all costs is oftentimes contrary to the public good. They continued, “Dutton shuts it all down through corruption, cronyism and literal murder just show he can keep it private and in his family, even though his family doesn’t even enjoy or want to enjoy it.”

In response, a few users compared John to some of villainous protagonists from other prestige TV shows. User Scrapalicious, for example, likened John to Tony Soprano, while user AmericanWanderlust proposed that John’s character arc is similar to that of Walter White in “Breaking Bad.” Tony and Walter famously start out their respective shows morally gray at best, and turn out nearly-unquestionably villainous by their series’ end.

These aren’t the only viewers to feel this way either. One user similarly started a Reddit thread describing John as akin to a feudal land baron, while user QwertyVirtuoso described John as a reprehensible murderer. Though the precise depth of John’s evil is entirely in the eye of the beholder, fans have indeed argued that John is the show’s number one villain on numerous occasions.

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Yellowstone Officially Begins Production on Its Biggest Season Ever — HN

Yellowstone fans, you’re one step closer to getting new episodes.

Paramount Network announced Monday that production is officially underway in Montana on the drama’s fifth season — and it’s going to be a big one. As previously reported, Season 5 will consist of 14 episodes, making it the series’ longest season to-date.

There is a caveat, however: Paramount will be splitting those 14 episodes into two, seven-episode chunks. (Relatedly, here are 5 burning Qs we need answered in Season 5.)

The news arrives roughly three months after the ink dried on Yellowstone‘s Season 5 renewal. Even before the pickup was official, it was a fait accompli. The Season 4 finale was up 81 percent in total viewers over Season 3’s ender, making it the most-watched cable telecast since The Walking Dead’s Season 8 premiere.

Viewers will recall that in January’s Season 4 finale (recapped in full here), Beth shocked fiancé Rip with an impromptu wedding before running off to blackmail adopted brother Jamie into committing patricide. Meanwhile, John strong-armed a judge into lessening Summer’s sentence to eight months, Kayce saw a vision of “the end” of him and Monica, and Jimmy chose Emily and the Four Sixes over Mia and the Yellowstone.

Speaking of Emily, Kathryn Kelly will return in Season 5 as a full-fledged series-regular status, along with Jen Landon, who plays marble-mouthed ranch hand Teeter.

In announcing the renewal, ViacomCBS Media Networks CEO Chris McCarthy said that “Yellowstone’s record-breaking performance proves we’ve tapped a cultural nerve and unleashed a passionate audience from the center of the country to each of the coasts. Kevin Costner leads our incredible cast who make the Duttons America’s favorite family, and this new season is sure to be another one fans won’t want to miss.”

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Filming Begins Today for Yellowstone + Everything You Need To Know About Season 5 – TK

Yellowstone is the Paramount Network’s sole original scripted series currently, but who needs another? The show has been a ratings juggernaut—it was the No. 1 series of 2021 across broadcast, cable and premium, with a staggering 11 million average viewers tuning in each week. And not surprisingly, Paramount Network has officially renewed the series for season 5 and upped guest stars Jen Landon (Teeter) and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) to series regulars.

The modern-day Western premiered in 2018 as a kickoff of sorts for the network’s rebrand (it was formerly Spike TV) and clearly hit a cultural nerve. Set in Montana, the series follows trials and tribulations of the Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the U.S.

Created by Taylor Sheridan, Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner as patriarch John Dutton, a man trying to keep the ranch in the family as they clash with land developers, a neighboring Indian reservation and several other foes on their quest to protect their legacy.

“Yellowstone continues to shatter records with more than 11 million viewers tuning in for the season finale, proving we’ve hit a cultural nerve—from the center of the country to each of the coasts—and still have lots of room to grow on linear,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks. “Our strategy to franchise Yellowstone into a universe of series to fuel growth for Paramount+ is already exceeding expectations with 1883 and Mayor of Kingstown proving to be two of the top titles.”

And if you’re wondering whether there will be more spinoffs, Costner said on the 2022 Oscars red carpet, “I have no doubt there’ll be more spin-offs.

“I didn’t even know about the spin-offs that were coming,” he added. “I just kind of do my thing, hit my marks, and go, ‘Wow, this thing is really going well.’”

Here’s everything you need to know about Yellowstone season 5:

Will there be a Yellowstone season 5?

Absolutely! There was no doubt that Paramount would renew the series for season 5. The No. 1 cable series of 2021 consistently gets top ratings and the viewership grows with each episode. It is currently the highest-rated cable network television show and is tied to spinoff series 1883 and the upcoming 6666.

Is Yellowstone season 5 filming?

Yes! Paramount announced on May 16 that filming for Yellowstone season 5 begins today in Montana. This news follows Taylor Sheridan’s earlier statement to Deadline that filming would begin in May 2022.

Is there a Yellowstone season 5 release date?

Due to COVID-related filming delays, Yellowstone did not follow the traditional Father’s Day weekend release for season 4. The Duttons, instead, returned in November 2021, but that doesn’t mean we’ll have a wait a full year for more Yellowstone! Paramount Network announced in mid-February that season 5 will air in two installments! We originally thought we might get a season 5 premiere as early as this summer, but with filming beginning in mid-May, it’s likely we’ll have to wait a bit longer.

Related: See 34 Dreamy Throwback Photos of Yellowstone Star Kevin Costner!

Who is in the Yellowstone cast?

Kevin Costner (John Dutton)

Kevin Costner plays Dutton patriarch, John Dutton. He’s a rancher and businessman trying to keep his family from breaking apart at the seams while he also trying to hold onto the Dutton land. After months in a coma from his attempted assassination in the season 3 finale, he wakes to find not much has changed. In his bid to stop Jamie from becoming too powerful, he decides to run for governor after the current governor (and sometimes-love-interest), Lynelle Perry (Wendy Moniz) decides to step down and run for a U.S. Senate seat.

Fun fact: Costner is also the lead singer in the band, Kevin Costner & Modern West.

Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton)

Barely surviving the mail bomb that blasted her office (and presumably her assistant) to bits, Beth spent most of her time recuperating by sitting vigil by her father’s bedside as she plotted her revenge on those who meant to harm her and her family.

Everything Beth does is either for her father or for Rip. In season 4, she took a job with Market Equities in order to bring them down from the inside. In her efforts to do so she manipulates social activist Summer (Piper Perabo) to do her bidding and gets her jailed in the process, much to her father’s disappointment.

Rip keeps her grounded and in check and the two take in orphan Carter to continue with the dysfunctional Dutton family theme. In the season finale, she kidnaps a priest to officiate her wedding to Rip and then puts the screws into Jamie.

Fun fact: The British Reilly starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in two Sherlock Holmes movies, Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), as Mary, Watson’s paramour and eventual wife (they marry in the second film).

Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton)

In the season 4 opener, Kayce survives the ambush at his Livestock Commissioner’s office only to get shot in the ensuing car chase and shootout. While Kayce is out chasing the bad guys, some of the hired militia invade the Dutton home, meaning to harm his wife and child. When both Monica and Tate suffer from PTSD in the aftermath, he decides to move them off the ranch and into a home of their own.

He goes on a vision quest at the end of season 4 and the future he sees doesn’t seem to be a happy one. When Monica asks what he saw, he tells her, “The end of us.”

Fun fact: Aside from Yellowstone, Grimes is best known for his roles on the ABC series Brothers & Sisters, and films American Sniper and Fifty Shades of Grey, where he played the main character’s brother, Elliot.

Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton)

Jamie is a puppet whose strings are being pulled every which way. Before it was John Dutton pulling his strings, now it’s Garrett Randall (Will Patton) and on some occasions Beth or his baby mama, Christina.

When John Dutton announces his bid for governor, his adopted son Jamie, who dreamed of winning the seat, is beside himself (and ripe for more manipulation) until both Garrett and Christina convince him that he can still win.

After Beth confronts him about the attack on the family and what consequences are waiting for him, she gives him three options as to what he can do next. He chooses option three and kills Garrett. When he makes a stop at the Train Station, Beth is there to take photos of him disposing of the body and essentially takes the puppet strings into her hands.

Fun fact: Bentley played gamemaker Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games.

Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler)

Rip may not say much but when he does, it’s either romantic or a hard truth. He’s one of the few people who isn’t afraid of Beth. In fact, he seems more amused by her than anything else. He isn’t too happy when Beth brings a stray home in the form of little orphan Carter, but by season’s end he takes a shine to him.

Fun fact: Cole Hauser comes from an entertainment family—his dad is actor Wings Hauser, his uncle is actor Erich Hauser and his grandfather is director and producer Dwight Hauser. His mother, Cass Warner, founded the production company Warner Sisters and his great-grandfather was Harry Warner, one of the original founders of Warner Bros. Studios.

Finn Little (Carter)

What can you say about this little rapscallion? He befriends Beth when the two sit on a hospital bench waiting for progress reports on their respective fathers. When his dies and he is left an orphan, Beth eventually takes him in after he is picked up by the cops and tells them she’s his guardian.

Rip puts him to work mucking out stalls (and he’s free labor). He begins to learn the ropes with help from Lloyd and the other ranch hands. He takes a few missteps with Beth and learns to ride a horse with John.

Fun fact: Little is Australian!

Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton) and Brecken Merrill (Tate Dutton)

In the fourth season premiere, Monica is about to be killed by one of the intruders when Tate kills him with a shotgun. Both are traumatized from the events of the day (and Tate still suffers lingering effects from being kidnapped) and staying on the ranch doesn’t seem to help matters. As they move off the ranch, the two seem to be much happier with Tate thriving. Monica announces she’s pregnant before Kayce goes on his vision quest.

Fun facts: Asbille’s first television role was on One Tree Hill. This is Merrill’s first television role.

Forrie J. Smith (Lloyd Pierce)

Lloyd saw red most of the season as his anger slowly boiled beneath the surface at having to watch Walker and Laramie canoodling with each other in the bunkhouse. When his anger finally reached its boiling point, he smashed not only Walker’s guitar but also his face. He makes amends by pawning a prized possession in order to buy Walker a new guitar.

Fun fact: Smith’s son, Forrest, played a younger version of Lloyd in some flashback scenes on the show.

Ryan Bingham (Walker)

Walker got on the wrong side of Lloyd this past season as he continued his relationship with Laramie, much to Lloyd’s chagrin. After the two fight in the bunkhouse, Rip makes the two hash it out again in the corral until there’s no more fight left in them. Branded and forever tied to the ranch, Walker tries to make the best of his situation by keeping his head down and doing his job.

Fun fact: Kevin Costner isn’t the only one in the Yellowstone cast with an Academy Award. Bingham scored an Oscar for co-writing the 2010 Best Original Song “I’m Weary” with T Bone Burnett for the film Crazy Heart.

Jen Landon (Teeter)

The mostly incomprehensible Teeter was unceremoniously fired mid-season 4 because she was of the wrong gender. She makes her case to John to keep her job with Rip’s backing and is eventually given a stay of execution. Expect to see more of her in season 5 as she’s been upped to a series regular.

Jen Landon is the daughter of Little House on the Prairie’s Michael Landon and starred opposite him in an episode of Highway to Heaven when she was just 5.

Fun fact: Landon has won three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for her role as Gwen Munson on As the World Turns. She also has a recurring guest starring role on FBI: Most Wanted.

Denim Richards (Colby)

Colby is a longtime ranch hand at Yellowstone. He and Teeter have a thing going on but he’s not one for labels (or actually admitting to it).

Fun fact: Denim Richards counts performing at Carnegie Hall as one of his greatest achievements.

Ian Bohen (Ryan)

Ryan is one of the bunkhouse boys and whether intentional or not, seems to be a bit of comic relief with his dry wit and acerbic manner.

Fun fact: Yellowstone isn’t the first time Bohen has starred in a project with Kevin Costner. He played a teenage version of Costner’s titular character in the Oscar nominated film, Wyatt Earp.

Gil Birmingham (Thomas Rainwater)

We didn’t get to see much of the leader of the Broken Rock Indian Reservation this past season. While his efforts to take back the Dutton land for his people seem to be on the back burner for now, it’s bound to resurface at some point.

Fun fact: Birmingham was a petrochemical engineer before he got into acting.

Moses Brings Plenty (Mo)

Mo is Rainwater’s everyman, serving as his driver and assistant and all things in between. This season he takes on a larger role as he helps Kayce on his vision quest.

Fun fact: We get a glimpse of Mo’s family this season in the episode “All I See is You”. That is Brings Plenty’s real-life wife and son!

Kathryn Kelly (Emily)

In one of the more surprising announcements with the season 5 renewal was the addition of Kathryn Kelly as a regular cast. The British actress, who plays Jimmy’s fiancé, was only in four episodes of season 4. Could this mean that we’ll get a wedding in season 5 too?

Are any Yellowstone season 4 recurring characters returning?
We’ll likely see several of these characters returning in some capacity next season, though there are some we probably won’t.

Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom)

With some growing up to do and getting seriously injured twice, Jimmy is sent down to Texas to the 6666 Ranch to learn how to be a cowboy. He returns to the Yellowstone with John’s horse and his new fiancée, Emily (Kathryn Kelly). His return is brief as John lets him out of any debt owed to him and he heads back down to Texas with Emily.

It’s long been rumored that White would be part of the cast of the Yellowstone spinoff series, 6666. Though no official statement has been made regarding this, the story arc for his character would seem to substantiate it.

Fun fact: Jefferson White hosts the official Yellowstone podcast!

Wendy Moniz (Gov. Lynelle Perry)

Gov. Lynelle Perry recently announced that she is running for U.S. Senate and putting her backing behind John Dutton as the next governor of Montana.

We may see Moniz from time to time next season to help push along the story arc of John Dutton running for governor, but it seems Lynelle’s story (and romantic entanglement with John) has run its course for now.

Jacki Weaver (Caroline Warner)

It’s unclear if the Market Equities storyline will continue into next season or if it’ll put on the back burner. With Caroline Warner’s vicious threats to Beth promising she’ll take everything precious including natural resources, wildlife and the Dutton home from her, we imagine Weaver will make an appearance or two next season.

Piper Perabo (Summer Higgins)

Summer got a hefty sentence for her troubles, much to Beth’s delight initially and much to John’s displeasure. After John talks it out with the judge, it looks like she’ll get a shortened sentence of about a year for which she’ll be out of jail in eight months. Depending on when the show’s timeline picks up again next season, we may see Summer leaving jail just in time to plot her revenge against Beth—and giving John the loving he needs. On the SAG Awards red carpet, Perabo told People, “The love story is kicking into gear on Yellowstone” in season 5.

Eden Brolin (Mia) and Hassie Harrison (Laramie)

The two barrel racers were fired (did anyone realize they were even on the payroll?) after Lloyd and Walker’s fight with Mia leaving to go back on the road. After spending weeks helping Jimmy recuperate, she gives him yet another ultimatum and he assumes they’re over. When he returns from Texas with a new fiancée in tow, Mia loses it and loses it again after she watches Jimmy head out of town for good.

Laramie seems to still be with Walker but she may have to join Mia again on the road since her previous source of income has dried up.

It’s unclear if Brolin will return (perhaps only as an occasional guest star), but it’s likely we’ll see Harrison again next season.

Will Patton (Garrett Randall)

Unless we see Garrett in flashback scenes next season, it’s unlikely we’ll see much more of Will Patton on the show unless he returns as a ghost to haunt Jamie for killing him.

Gabriel “Gator” Guillbeau (Gator the Cook)

We only saw Gator once or twice this season, but since he’s the Dutton’s head (and only) chef and the production’s actual caterer, we’re likely to see him again in season 5.

Sheriff Donnie Haskell (Hugh Dillon)

As the character is now six feet under, it’s unlikely we’ll see the sheriff unless it is in a flashback scene. In reality, Dillon likely had to step back from his acting duties on Yellowstone for his more prominent acting duties on Mayor of Kingstown where he plays detective Ian Ferguson. He is also the show’s co-creator, writer and producer.

Christina (Katherine Cunningham)

Jamie’s former campaign manager and current baby mama returned this season as Garrett worked his puppet strings to manipulate his son. It’s unclear whether or not we’ll see Christina in the upcoming season and if she’ll be the one to hold the puppet strings now.

Are any new cast members joining Yellowstone season 5?

Tanaya Beatty (Avery)

Before there was Teeter, Laramie or Mia, there was Avery. She was the first girl in the bunkhouse and worked as a ranch hand on the Yellowstone. While her character is not new, we suspect we’ll see more of Avery in the next season. She was in a handful of episodes in the first two seasons and her character all but disappears in season 3 but returned last season when Kayce helps her family recover some stolen horses. She confesses her love to Kayce and while flattered, Kayce tells her he’s married. Though she appears to resign herself to a lonely existence after Kayce politely rebuffs her, it’s Avery that Kayce dreams of kissing him during his vision quest.

How Is Tim McGraw’s 1883 Character Related to John Dutton?

In bonus material that accompanied the Yellowstone season 4 Blu-ray release, Tim McGraw says he’s the great-great grandfather of modern-day John Dutton:

“I play John Dutton’s great-great-grandfather,” he said. “Our family is the first to discover Yellowstone and settle it. And in doing that, we are the first to really defend it and fight people off, and try to establish it and then survive. J.D.’s the patriarch of the family. He’s the guy that had the balls, I guess, to set out and take his family across the country and head up to Montana, and sorta settle this unknown land, this untamed land up there, and turn it into something.”

Where does Yellowstone film?

In seasons 1-3, the show filmed in Utah and Montana but due to the pandemic and COVID restrictions, the season 4 was filmed entirely in Montana. We suspect it will be the same with upcoming seasons as COVID protocols on productions are still in place.

Is the Dutton ranch on Yellowstone a real working ranch?
It sure is! Scenes that take place on the ranch are filmed at the Chief Joseph Ranch in Montana.

What happened in the season 4 finale of Yellowstone?

Spoilers ahead—if you have not watched the entirety of season 4, then pause here until you do!

The season 4 finale mostly revolved around Beth. Seemingly getting her affairs in order, Beth asks Walker how she can sneak a weapon into the prison. At first it’s unclear if her upcoming prison visit is to see Summer or someone else, but we soon learn that Beth heads to the prison to visit inmate Terrell Riggins. Riggins was responsible for the attempts on the lives of the Beth, John and Kayce in the season 3 finale, but only as the hired help. Beth goes to visit him with the intention of killing him. She believes the person behind the attacks to be Jamie after Riggins confirms he came to visit him. She then heads back to the ranch and kidnaps a priest along the way so she can marry Rip. She confronts Jamie over his involvement in the assassination attempt on the Duttons. Beth gives Jamie three options after he tells her he wasn’t involved, but later learned it was his biological dad, Garrett. Of course, Jamie chooses the wrong option and kills Garrett in order to save himself, but things go from bad to worse when he is caught red-handed by Beth when he tries to dispose of Garrett’s cold and lifeless body at the Train Station.

Meanwhile, Kayce goes on his vision quest and sees the end of something whether it’s the end of him and Monica or of the Duttons is unclear. Summer gets a ridiculously long sentence for what seemingly is a minor infraction and Caroline vows to take the Dutton land and everything precious on it from Beth.

While the season 4 finale wasn’t nearly as explosive (literally or figuratively) as the season 3 finale or season 4 opener, we suspect the seeds have been planted for a wild ride for season 5.

What can we expect in Yellowstone season 5?

At the end of season 4, Jamie finds himself in a compromising position when Beth catches him in the act of disposing of Garrett’s body at the Train Station. Taking some damning photos of him, she effectively puts an end to his political career. How will this affect Jamie’s future? And what of Christina and their son—won’t she have questions about Garrett’s whereabouts? Now that his political dreams are dashed, will Jamie be able to get out from under the Duttons or will he resign himself to toeing the line?

With Beth currently unemployed again after being unceremoniously fired by Caroline, she may take on the role of her father’s campaign manager. She will certainly continue plotting against Caroline Warner and Market Equities. Will Warner make good on her threats against Beth and the Dutton land?

Kayce’s vision quest does not return the results he had hoped for. Who was the woman that guided him in his vision? Is it his unborn child or someone different altogether? Will he continue as the livestock commissioner or will he possibly take his father’s place and run for governor?

Who will replace Sheriff Haskell? Will the new sheriff be an ally to the Duttons?

Fans are wondering if Carter will be able to win back Beth’s trust. We also wonder if he will ever be officially adopted by Beth and Rip? Will Beth finally relent and allow him to call her “Momma”?

With Mia and Laramie likely gone next season, will Walker be able to leave the Yellowstone ranch for good (rumor has it Bingham will be a part of the spinoff series, 6666)? Will the bunkhouse banter continue? Will they be able to end the debate on whether chili has beans or not? Will we ever be able to understand what Teeter is saying?

Hopefully, we’ll get answers to all these questions and more on the next season of Yellowstone.

What other shows is Taylor Sheridan making?

Along with shows that are currently out like Mayor of Kingstown and 1883 (both on Paramount+), there’s the upcoming spinoff series, 6666.

With a multi-million dollar, 5-year deal with Paramount to create content for their streaming service Paramount+, look for several new shows from Sheridan including Kansas City, Bass Reeves, Lioness, and Land Man.

Kansas City will star Sylvester Stallone in his first major role in a television series. Stallone plays a low-level but loyal mobster with hopes he’ll be put in charge of his own territory one day. When the time comes he is awarded with… Kansas City. This fish-out-of-water drama finds his character trying to navigate the drug trade in a town with legalized marijuana and hipsters.

Bass Reeves follows the story of Bass Reeves, a real U.S. Deputy Marshal in the 1800s. Reeves is considered by many as one of the greatest Black lawmen that ever lived. No cast has been revealed yet. There is a separate film about Reeves unrelated to Sheridan called In Search of Bass Reeves slated for release in late 2022.

Lioness is also a fact-based drama series about two agents in a CIA female spy initiative. Currently, there are rumors that Nicole Kidman and Zoe Saldana are close to signing to star in the show. Frequent-Hallmark Channel actress Jill Wagner serves as executive producer and also plans to star in the show.

Land Man is based off the podcast, “Boomtown” about the oil boom in West Texas. No cast has been revealed but we hear Billy Bob Thornton is in early talks to star. Thornton has had a guest starring role on 1883, Sheridan’s prequel series to Yellowstone.

How much do the Yellowstone stars make per episode?

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Kevin Costner is making $500,000 per episode for the Yellowstone series.

Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille and Luke Grimes
The younger members of the cast reportedly make around $200,000 or less per episode.

What is the Train Station and where is it?

If you haven’t caught on, the “Train Station” is the place where the skeletons are literally buried. It’s in Wyoming just across the state line in “a county with no people, no sheriff an no 12 jurors of your peers,” as Lloyd tells Walker before they toss the bodies of Wade and Clint into the canyon. So take note: If you’re at Yellowstone and someone is taking you to the bus depot? Good. If someone says they’re taking you to the train station? Not good.

Did Rip really give Beth his mother’s wedding ring?

While it was likely meant to be romantic that Rip wanted to give Beth his mom’s wedding ring and it’s totally something Rip would do, were you as creeped out as we were with Rip literally taking his mom’s wedding ring off her cold dead body? Were you remembering that same scene when Rip put that ring on Beth’s finger? Let’s hope he doesn’t tell Beth how he came about that ring!

What channel is Yellowstone on?

The Paramount Network, Yellowstone‘s home for its first four seasons, is being rebranded as the Paramount Movie Network, though no updates to the rebrand have been made in the last year. This leaves fans to wonder what will happen to the popular Western drama. But one thing’s for sure: Yellowstone isn’t heading to the Train Station just yet. ViacomCBS, which owns the network, says the U.S. TV series Yellowstone will continue to air on the overhauled network. Seasons 1-3 are now available on the streaming service Peacock. You can also rent or purchase episodes on a variety of services including Apple TV, Amazon and YouTube.

How many episodes are in Yellowstone season 5?

Yellowstone season 5 will be 14 episodes! The super-sized season will be divided into two chunks. Seasons 2-4 included 10 episodes each. Season 1 only had 9 episodes.

Is Yellowstone season 4 available on DVD/Blu-ray?

Season 4 of Yellowstone is available on DVD and Blu-ray as of March 8, 2022. It includes not only the 10 episodes but also over four hours of bonus material including making-of and behind-the-scenes featurettes and never-before-seen interviews. The first three seasons are also available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray.

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‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Production Officially Begins: Here’s What We Know — HN

Production on “Yellowstone” season 5 is officially underway, and we’ve figured out a few interesting things about the new season.

First of all, a recap of the end of season 4; Beth and Rip had an impromptu wedding, Beth blackmailed Jamie, then Jamie killed his biological father Garrett Randall. Additionally, Kayce saw the “end of us” in his vision quest, and we’ve been wracking our brains for months trying to figure that one out.

Lastly, John got Summer’s prison sentence reduced, and Jimmy made the tough decision of choosing between two girlfriends and two ranches. Ultimately, he chose Emily and the Four-Sixes in Texas.

Now that we’ve had a refresher, what’s new about season 5? Previously, we heard from Rainwater actor Gil Birmingham that the cast hadn’t even received scripts yet. Recently, Kelsey Asbille mentioned that she was reading the script, and knew what “the end of us” meant. And now, production is neatly underway after a record-breaking season 4 finale, per TV Line. Looks like things are falling into place.

‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Will Be Split Into Two Parts
Paramount is taking a page from Netflix’s book, apparently; similar to the final season of “Ozark,” season 5 of “Yellowstone” will be 14 episodes split into two 7-episode parts. Paramount confirmed in February 2022 that production would begin in May, just three months after the official season 5 renewal.

Of the renewal, Chris McCarthy, ViacomCBS Media Networks CEO, said that “’Yellowstone’s record-breaking performance proves we’ve tapped a cultural nerve and unleashed a passionate audience from the center of the country to each of the coasts […] this new season is sure to be another one fans won’t want to miss.”

We’re gearing up for something truly spectacular in season 5. Who knows if this will be the final season–most likely not–but I get the feeling things are coming to a close sooner rather than later. One thing is for sure: we’ll keep watching until Taylor Sheridan decides he’s reinvented the Western enough.

Season 2 of Yellowstone premieres Wednesday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Paramount Network. Pictured left to right on porch – Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly), John Dutton (Kevin Costner), Monica Long (Kelsey Asbille) and Jamie Duttong (Wes Bentley). Front row – Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) and Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser).

Two Supporting Actors Are Bumped Up to Series Regulars
In other season 5 news, “Yellowstone” stars Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly will be bumped from occasional appearances to full-fledged series regulars. Landon plays Teeter, our favorite foul-mouthed yet dedicated ranch hand, and Kelly portrays newcomer Emily from Four-Sixes, Jimmy’s new fiancée.

In season 4, Teeter had to fight for her job, begging John Dutton to let her stay on as a ranch hand. After a fight between Lloyd and Walker, John fired all the women on the ranch, Teeter included. Teeter is one of the best, though, and both John and Rip know it. Jen Landon delivered a heartfelt performance, begging for her job and her place on the ranch again. She belonged there, and she proved it, evident in the brand on her chest.

Meanwhile, Kathryn Kelly’s Emily is helping Jimmy become a better man; she respects him in a way Mia never really did. He has more confidence, more drive, and he feels like he belongs at the Four-Sixes. All it took was a little work and a good woman to make him believe he was worth something. Way to go, Jimmy, way to go.

 

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‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan and Cole Hauser Actually Got in a 𝗙𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 the 2nd Time They Met — HN

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s relationship with star Cole Hauser dates way back before the days of the Paramount Network western. Years before Sheridan cast Hauser as rugged ranch foreman Rip Wheeler, the two met through mutual friends. But the second time they met, Sheridan and Hauser actually got into a f*ght.

The ‘Yellowstone’ star met Taylor Sheridan through his wife
Hauser’s career in Hollywood dates back to the early 1990s when he got his first big break in the film School Ties. That’s when he met Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who ended up writing their script for Good Will Hunting in Hauser’s living room.

Before that Oscar-winning film premiered — in which Hauser starred alongside Damon and Affleck — Hauser started dating actor and photographer Cynthia Daniel. The couple later married, and they are still together to this day.

A few years after Hauser met his wife, she introduced him to a producer named John Linson and they became friends. And Linson was friends with a writer, actor, and producer named Taylor Sheridan.

Linson and Sheridan are the co-creators of Yellowstone. When they needed a real-life badass in the cast they immediately turned to Hauser, who chose the role of Rip.

Taylor Sheridan and Cole Hauser got into a f*ght the second time they met
Hauser has a lot in common with his TV counterpart. He’s a man of few words who grew up on a ranch riding horses. And, the 47-year-old isn’t afraid of a f*ght.

The actor says that Rip’s f*ghting skills come from his own past experiences. When asked by Men’s Journal if he’s ever been in a bar f*ght, Hauser made it clear he doesn’t back down from confrontation.

“Does a bear s**t in the woods?” Hauser said with a laugh. “I’ve probably been in one on every continent. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with f*ghting. Sometimes I’m just tired of words, so let’s beat the shit out of each other. Maybe at the end of it you’ll buy me a Guinness and I’ll buy you a Bushmills, and we’ll be done. It’s kind of what guys do.”

Hauser noted that Sheridan feels the same way about f*ghting that he does, and he revealed they got into a f*ght the second time they met.

The ‘Yellowstone’ creator and star are ‘very close friends’
Hauser says that since that altercation years ago between him and Sheridan, they’ve “become really close friends.” He also pointed out that they have a lot in common.

“He’s a really intense guy, he’s very focused, he’s not unlike me. I think we kinda complement each other because we both give a s**t,” Hauser told Outsider.

“You know, we both care greatly about what we put out into the marketplace. But also to make sure we’re portraying, especially my character, you know, as realistic as possible. He’s one of those guys who works his ass off ’til it’s over, and when it’s over, he likes to have a nice drink and enjoy himself.”

Yellowstone seasons 1 through 4 are now playing on Peacock. Season 5 will premiere this summer on the Paramount Network.

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Isabel May: ‘1883’ Cowboy Camp Made ‘Yellowstone’ Look Like ‘Child’s Play’ — HN

  • Isabel May said 1883 cowboy camp was way more intense than Yellowstone cowboy camp.
  • May detailed the rigors she and the 1883 cast endured at cowboy camp.
  • 1883 cowboy camp entailed 6:30 AM sessions on horseback for herding and loping practice.

Isabel May does it all on 1883. She rides horses, she shoots guns, and she even speaks with a southern accent. The accent is an acting skill, but for the physical demands of 1883, May went to cowboy camp. And, the 1883 actors are a bit competitive about their cowboy camp compared to their Yellowstone predecessors.

May was a guest on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast on April 14. Discussing the 1883 cowboy camp, May explained why she and her costars put in more work than the Yellowstone cast.

‘1883’ cowboy camp had to train Isabel May for a cross country trek
The Yellowstone cast learned enough to portray ranchers convincingly. The prequel 1883 puts the Dutton family on a cross-country trek. So, May toots their own horns about how much they learned at 1883 cowboy camp.

“I get very intense about all that stuff, just was way prepared before I ever went to ‘cowboy camp’ which everyone knows about by now,” May said on Awards Chatter. “Kind of what [Taylor Sheridan] set up, and I found out from the wranglers that we were working with that does cowboy camp with the Yellowstone actors, that we were doing the real stuff. The Yellowstone actors were doing child’s play, which… just saying.”

‘1883’ cowboy camp was full of horseplay
May detailed the training she went through at 1883 cowboy camp. It began with horseback riding, and they started at the crack of dawn. Guns were a whole other set of training sessions.

“But every day we woke up at 6:30 AM, was all convened in this one little where the horses were,” May said. “He bought horses for the show. They were all his. Towards the end they did start bringing some in from other people but they got a lot of horses. The size of this production is just another conversation in and of itself.”

Isabel May can really ride a horse now
Elsa Dutton (May) is riding with her parents (Tim McGraw and Faith Hill) to settle in Montana. Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) is guiding the caravan that includes the Duttons. While May hasn’t faced any of the violence or turmoil the Duttons did on the journey, she did learn how to maneuver a horse at 1883 cowboy camp.

“We all convened in that area, we would get a little breakfast, then jump on our horses, our designated horses and throughout the day herd cattle, practice loping,” May said. “Loping is a run of some kind. You go into these fields, we would do certain games with one another. By the way, this is all in 103 – 106 degree Texas weather, sweating your balls off.”