The Dutton family is heading back to the ranch. Yellowstone Season 5 will return to Stan on November 15, 2022. The news comes after the Paramount Network officially green-lit the series back in February, 2022.
It was only a matter of time for the hit series that rocked the cable, broadcast, and premium networks bringing in an average of more than 11 million viewers each week. With ratings only escalating and a prequel just hitting screens, it’s safe to say the official release date doesn’t exactly come out of the blue, but it does cement the future of the Kevin Costner-led series for a little while longer, much to the delight of fans.
In the US, Yellowstone has found its footing during a particularly turbulent time for the entertainment industry. The record-breaking season premiere garnered over 14 million total viewers, with the most recent finale delivering over 15 million. It’s a similar story across the globe. Here in Australia, Yellowstone is available on Stan, which has enjoyed the fruits of creator Taylor Sheridan blockbuster since the first season. With a fifth instalment officially heading Downunder, the jewel in Stan’s crown remains intact.
“Yellowstone’s record-breaking performance proves we’ve tapped a cultural nerve and unleashed a passionate audience from the centre of the country to each of the coasts… Kevin Costner leads our incredible cast who make the Duttons America’s favourite family and, this new season is sure to be another one fans won’t want to miss,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of ViacomCBS Media Networks.
Sheridan’s original drama series chronicles the sordid lives of the Dutton family, led by Costner’s stoic hero John Dutton. As the patriarch for the family, John controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States, however, shifting alliances, unsolved murders and open wounds threaten to derail the family’s foundations. Worst of all, the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders, from the ever-expanding town to a Native-American reservation.
Production house 101 Studios confirmed Yellowstone Season 5 production was scheduled for May, so the turn around time for the series is certainly quick for such a successful small screen endeavor.
There’s good news surrounding the cast – the fifth instalment of the acclaimed SAG and PGA nominated series returns alongside guest stars Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly who’ve been upped to series regulars, alongside the world-class ensemble already established. Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser and a host more familiar faces are all returning for Yellowstone Season 5, which promises to be one of the biggest TV series releases in recent memory.
“We are honoured to be able to bring audiences another season of Yellowstone. The continued growth in viewership and the recent recognition from the guilds bolsters our commitment to continue to bring groundbreaking entertainment to audiences,” said David C. Glasser, executive producer at 101 Studios.
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