BIG UPDATE: 6666 – Release Date Prediction, Story & Everything We Know About The Spinoff

Yellowstone: 6666 will be the third series set in Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone universe. Here's what we know about the Yellowstone spinoff.

  • Yellowstone: 6666 is a confirmed spinoff of the hit Western series Yellowstone that will focus on the infamous Four Sixes Ranch in Texas.
  •  The release date for Yellowstone: 6666 has yet to be announced, but it is unlikely to premiere before 2024.
  •  The cast for Yellowstone: 6666 is still uncertain, but there are theories that characters from the original series may appear, or the spinoff may introduce a completely new set of characters.

Yellowsone: 6666 is upcoming spinoff of Taylor Sheridan’s hit Western crime/antihero drama Yellowstone on Paramount+. After the conclusion of Yellowstone season 4, series creator Taylor Sheridan is fleshing out his contemporary Western universe through multiple shows. While 1923 and 1883, the first Yellowstone prequel, fleshes out the very roots of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch empire in Montana, Yellowstone: 6666 will reveal more about the infamous 6666 or Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. This infamous ranch has already been eased

Yellowstone ranch hand Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) was sent by John Dutton to the Four Sixes ranch to learn some essential cowboy skills. As Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) explains, the Four Sixes is practically “where cowboying was invented.” Jimmy returns to the Dutton ranch in Yellowstone season 4, episode 10, “Grass on the Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops” as a new man. Yellowstone: 6666 is bound to reveal much more about what goes on at the notorious but highly respected Texas ranch, and will take the franchise out of Montana for the first time.

There’s haven’t been many updates on the upcoming Yellowstone sequel since it was announced, however some Yellowstone: 6666 casting rumors emerged in mid 2023. As reported by various outlets in May 2023, Matthew McConaughey (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Gentleman) has been rumored to be in talks about joining the cast of Yellowstone: 6666 (via WeGotThisCovered). However, nothing has been announced by McConaughey, creator Taylor Sheridan, or Paramount. McConaughey would certainly be an attention-grabbing cast member though, and given his past performances it’s easy to see him fitting into a Taylor Sheridan show like Yellowstone: 6666 

Yellowstone: 6666 Is Confirmed

The upcoming spinoff Yellowstone: 6666 is confirmed, with the show announced back in February 2021 (via Entertainment Weekly). There’s been little movement on the show since then, although this may be in part due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes in 2023. Taylor Sheridan also has multiple projects currently in development, so it’s possible Yellowstone: 6666 hasn’t been as high of a priority.

Yellowstone: 6666 Release Date Prediction

Yellowstone: 6666 doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, though it’s unlikely to arrived before 2024. Currently, there haven’t been any official announcements yet from either Paramount+ or NBCUniversal’s Peacock regarding the release of Yellowstone: 6666.

Yellowstone: 6666 Cast

Fans have theorized that Yellowstone Dutton Ranch hands Jimmy and Walker (Ryan Bingham) could appear in the Yellowstone: 6666 cast. This could very well happen if Yellowstone: 6666 is set in the same timeline as the original series, which could allow the spinoff to explore Jimmy’s experiences at the Four Sixes Ranch after he was sent there by John and Rip.

Another possible addition to the cast of Yellowstone: 6666 are Four Sixes Ranch chief veterinary technician Emily (Kathryn Kelly), who is introduced as Jimmy’s fiancee in Yellowstone season 4, and elderly Four Sixes cowboy Ross (Barry Corbin). On the other hand, the spinoff could focus on the founding of the Four Sixes Ranch, similar to how 1883

explores the events before the founding of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. In this case, Yellowstone: 6666 will need an entirely new cast of characters, just like the first spinoff.


Yellowstone: 6666 Story Details

There have been no specific plot details released yet about the Yellowstone: 6666 spinoff In a February 2021 press release regarding Yellowstone: 6666, Paramount+ released these details:

“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 new Yellowstone spinoff, if it’s set in the 1800s, could potentially feature some of the characters in 1883, many of which are military veterans and cowboys who could conceivably be involved with the Four Sixes Ranch. Whether Yellowstone: 6666 will be set in the present or the near or distant past, it’s bound to further push the Western genre past its limits, congruent with Taylor Sheridan’s vision for his body of work.

The History Of The Real Four Sixes Ranch

The Four Sixes Ranch was founded back in 1900. It was established by Texas cattleman Samuel Burk Burnett, who, according to legend, won the ranch in a card game using a hand of four sixes. In reality, the name comes from the first 100 head of cattle that Samuel Burk Burnett purchased in 1870, all of which had the “6666” brand.

At the time, folks like 1883‘s James Dutton (Tim McGraw), who was a Confederate soldier, and General Meade (Tom Hanks), who fought for the Union, were fresh from fighting in the American Civil War. After the dust from the war had settled, opportunities abounded for those with the means to grab them, and Samuel Burk Burnett took those opportunities to develop a ranch that has built a reputation for superior workhorses, racehorses, and Angus cattle.

Burnett’s great-great-granddaughter Anne Burnett Marion died on February 2020, which led to the Four Sixes Ranch being listed on the market for $347.7 million. In May 2021, Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan purchased the ranch, likely in preparation for Yellowstone: 6666. The entirety of the Four Sixes Ranch is about 260,000 acres in size, comprised of the 6666 Ranch’s 142,372 acres, the Dixon Creek Ranch’s 114,455 acres, and the Frisco Creek Ranch’s 9,428 acres.

Considering all the possibilities for Yellowstone: 6666, Sheridan’s exit from Sons of Anarchy might have been the right decision for the director. As Sheridan can now focus on fleshing out the Yellowstone universe, whether it’s in the past, present, or future, Yellowstone: 6666 could be even better than either the original Yellowstone or the first spinoff, 1883.

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