What We Know About 'Yellowstone' Season 5 as Filming Begins

It's official. Filming for Yellowstone Season 5 is currently under way at the Chief Joseph Ranch in Montana and fans for sure will be counting down the days until the series release.

Season 4 of the neo-Western show concluded in January 2022, setting a record as the most-watched cable telecast since The Walking Dead's Season 8 premiere, reports TV Line. The series also earned its first-ever SAG and PGA nominations after Season 4's success.

As audiences awaited news on Season 5, Yellowstone fans have been treated to the first Yellowstone prequel 1883 and a spin-off, 6666, but now, the fifth installment is finally on the way.

Newsweek has the lowdown of everything to know so far about Yellowstone Season 5 as filming begins.

Yellowstone Season 5 Release Date

At the moment, Yellowstone Season 5 does not yet have a release date.

However, the good news is filming is currently under way in Montana.

Even better, showrunner Taylor Sheridan has confirmed, in an interview with Variety, that Season 5 of Yellowstone will arrive in late summer 2022, either in August or September.

Yellowstone Season 5 is The Biggest Season Yet

Yellowstone Season 5 will have 14 episodes in total, making it the biggest season to date.

It will also be split into two, seven-episode parts.

To watch Yellowstone Season 5, you can tune in when it airs weekly on the Paramount Network. At the moment, there is no word of Yellowstone being made available on Paramount's streaming service, Paramount+. However, the prequel, 1883, and spin-off, 6666, are currently live on the streaming platform.

In the meantime, Yellowstone Seasons 1 to 4 are available to watch via Peacock Premium. You can sign up to the platform now for $4.99 per month.

Yellowstone episodes are also available to watch via iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play, or Vudu.

Kevin Costner Yellowstone Season 5
Kevin Costner will return as John Dutton in "Yellowstone" Season 5 on Paramount Network. ViacomCBS

The Cast of Yellowstone Season 5

The entire main cast is expected to return for Yellowstone Season 5 after their characters surprisingly survived the Season 4 finale unscathed.

This means Kevin Costner is back as the Dutton family's patriarch, John Dutton, alongside Luke Grimes as his son Kayce Dutton, Kelly Reilly as his daughter Beth Dutton and Wes Bentley as his adopted son, Jamie Dutton.

Also returning are Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton, Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom, and Forrie Smith as Lloyd Pierce.

Fans will also see Brecken Merrill, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, and Gil Birmingham back at the Dutton ranch.

Kathryn Kelly will return as Emily who is now a series regular alongside Jen Landon as Teeter.

Cast of 'Yellowstone'
Cast of 'Yellowstone'. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

What Will Happen in Yellowstone Season 5

Yellowstone Season 5 will no doubt pick up from the cliffhanger ending of Season 4 which saw Rip (played by Cole Hauser) and Beth (Kelly Reilly) finally wed. The wedding itself was a little spontaneous in terms of organization but as fans found out, Beth had her reasons.

As the Dutton family celebrated, Beth disappeared and paid her adopted brother Jamie (Wes Bentley) a visit, in order to confront him about the people who tried to kill the Dutton family.

She offered Jamie two choices, one to turn himself and his biological father Garrett Randall (Will Patton) in to the authorities or she can turn them into Rip who for sure will end them once and for all.

Instead, Jamie decides to kill his own father in hopes of being saved but Beth had her own plans. She took a photo of Jamie standing next to his father's corpse and warned him that the two options she offered him may have been better for his future. So what will Jamie do next?

Elsewhere, Kayce (Luke Grimes) had a vision of "the end" of him and Monica (Kelsey Asbille) and Jimmy (Jefferson White) opted to side with Emily (Kathryn Kelly) and the 6666 (hello Yellowstone spin-off!) over Mia (Eden Brolin) and the Yellowstone ranch.

John Dutton (Kevin Costner) will also likely continue his reluctant run for governor to ensure Jamie never holds the privileged seat and Avery (Tanaya Beatty) will no doubt remain determined to make sure Kayce and Monica are no longer an item.

Yellowstone Season 5 is currently in production.