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Season four of everyone's favorite ranching drama may have been delayed until the fall, but that certainly hasn't stopped Yellowstone fans from anticipating a longer future for the Duttons. Here's what we know so far about a potential season 5.
Will there be a Yellowstone season 5?
Paramount Network has not yet announced whether they'll be picking up any additional seasons of the show, but given Yellowstone's history of major ratings and how hotly anticipated the upcoming fourth season has been, it would be a surprise if the network chose not to continue production.
In March 2021, star Cole Hauser, who plays the show's enigmatic heartthrob Rip, shared in a virtual happy hour with Hall Wines that preparations for a fifth season are already in the works. "[Showrunner and writer Taylor Sheridan] is working on it right now," he told Kathryn Hall. "Season five is going to be wonderful. The way we ended season four—I can't give too much away, but the way season four ends, I think the audience... will be happily surprised." He later added, "For us as actors, and I think I can speak for everybody... we come together. This is now going into our fifth year," seemingly to off-handedly confirm at least one more outing for the denizens of the Dutton ranch.
The Yellowstone universe is expanding.
In addition to a possible fifth season, the show's creator Taylor Sheridan has already inked a deal to expand the Yellowstone canon with two new shows: a prequel, Y:1883, and a spinoff, which is currently operating under the working title 6666.
Y:1883 will tell the story of the Dutton family in the late 19th century as they make their way westward to establish their Montana homestead and is expected to start streaming on Paramount+ some time this year, according to a teaser trailer that the service showed during the 2021 Super Bowl.
6666 is also expected to be streaming-first on Paramount+, though no dates have yet been announced for when it may debut. The synopsis released along with the show's announcement seems to suggest that the show will be set in the modern day on the historic 6666 Ranch (the actual 266,000 acre property of which was recently acquired by Sheridan) in West Texas. Read the full synopsis below:
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.
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