yellowstone became the most-watched show on TV in Season 4 – including more than 15 million viewers just for the finale. But instead of waiting a year or more for the next chapter in the Dutton story, fans will be getting new episodes in just a few short months. The cast and crew return to Montana as production for Season 5 officially begins.
The ‘Yellowstone’ main cast gets bigger for Season 5
After averaging 11 million viewers in Season 4 – and first SAG and PGA nominations – yellowstone is back for another season. And with that comes a larger main cast and additional episodes.
According to Deadline, Kevin Costner will return as rancher John Dutton, owner of the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.
The family members who help him keep the land will also return – Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) and Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton).
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Other returning cast members include Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler), Kelsey Asbille (Monica Dutton), and Brecken Merrill (Tate Dutton).
Along with Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom), Forrie Smith (Lloyd Pierce), Gil Birmingham (Chief Thomas Rainwater), Denim Richards (Colby), Ian Bohen (Ryan), Ryan Bingham (Walker) and Finn Little (Carter).
In addition to the main cast of Season 5, Jen Landon (Teeter) and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) will join as series regulars. Season 5 of yellowstone will reportedly contain 14 episodes instead of the traditional 10. The season will be split into two parts, with the first episode block premiering this fall.
Cast and crew are back in Montana for Season 5
The Paramount Network announced that filming for yellowstone Season 5 started on Monday May 16th. Like Season 4, all filming is taking place entirely in the state of Montana. Ranch scenes will be filmed at Chief Joseph Ranch in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, including the 6,000-square-foot lodge that also serves as John Dutton’s home.
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The story of Chief Joseph Ranch actually mirrors the Dutton timeline in Taylor Sheridan’s series. The real ranch dates back to the 1880’s when it was first inhabited. As fans know, the yellowstone precursor 1883 was telling the story of how John Dutton’s ancestors settled in Montana.
Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan credits the show’s success to its authenticity
Sheridan has often credited the success yellowstone to the fact that they tell an authentic, true-to-life American story about a part of the country and culture that many people don’t know.
“Our job as artists is to hold up a mirror to the world and have people see the reflection, teach them a part of life and the human experience that they may not be aware of,” Sheridan told Variety.
“Whenever we don’t know something, we usually fear it, or we judge it, or we don’t like it. And I think it’s the job of all artists to try to find those little corners of the world and show some humanity.”
yellowstone Seasons 1 through 4 are now being played on Peacock. Season 5 will premiere Sunday, November 13th on the Paramount Network.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/yellowstone-stars-heading-montana-production-officially-starts-season-5.html/ Yellowstone stars head to Montana when production for Season 5 officially begins