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‘Yellowstone’ Fans, Taylor Sheridan Dropped Shocking News About How He’ll Finish the Series

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Buckle up, Yellowstone fans. The Dutton family has problems knocking on their door when the show returns for season 5 part 2.

Apart from Beth (Kelly Reilly) and Jamie (Wes Bentley) potentially plotting to kill each other, John (Kevin Costner) must come to grips with the Yellowstone ranch costing him his legacy. As folks saw in the midseason finale, a bacterial disease called brucellosis threatened to wipe out his cattle, forcing him to send the herd down to Texas. The move may not only put Beth and Rip (Cole Hauser) closer to a reunion with Jimmy down on the 6666 ranch but leasing the land could potentially bankrupt the Duttons as well.

Following a drama-packed midseason 5 cliffhanger, fans are now wondering what’s next for the crew. Unfortunately, there will not be new episodes for a while, but that doesn’t mean the show is over yet — there’s still much more ahead.

When is the Yellowstone season 5 episode 9 release date?

After initial reports that Yellowstone would return with season 5 episode 9 in summer 2023, Deadline confirmed a release date in the fall instead, more specifically November. According to the outlet, filming with the Yellowstone cast is scheduled to begin in August. That said, there is speculation that the ongoing writers’ strike could impact this timeline.

Yellowstone season 5 part 2 debuting in the fall “looks highly unlikely,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. In June, the publication revealed that Taylor isn’t writing at the moment in support of the strike.

While there’s no official premiere date yet, Paramount Network dropped a teaser (that was later taken down) to tide fans over. Unfortunately, the next release date will be the last for the drama because the show will end with season 5.

How many episodes are in Yellowstone season 5 part 2?

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As part of its supersized season, showrunner Taylor Sheridan told Variety that season 5 installment is comprised of 14 episodes, which Paramount Network split into two parts. Though he didn’t share more details at the time, viewers know that the first eight episodes of Yellowstone season 5 aired at the end of 2022, concluding on January 1, 2023.

Though there are warning that the rest of Yellowstone‘s last season might be delayed, Taylor hinted to THR that there could be a lot more to watch than originally planned.

“If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10,” he told the outlet. “It’ll be as long as it needs to be.”

Will Kevin Costner be in part 2 of Yellowstone season 5?

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There is no official word if Kevin Costner will be in the new Yellowstone 5 part 2 episodes. Although it was confirmed that the show would end with season 5, there were no further details about his potential return to film the rest of the episodes, per Deadline.

On May 8, Puck News reported that the actor won’t commit to returning to the show until he’s “comfortable with how his John Dutton character is written out of the franchise.” Per the site, Kevin wants to avoid meeting a similar fate to Patrick Dempsey and his character Derek Shepherd, who was killed off when the actor left Shonda Rhimes’ drama Grey’s Anatomy in 2015.

To this, Taylor responded that he doesn’t do that kind of storytelling. Speaking with THR, the show’s co-creator opened up about feeling “disappointed” about Kevin’s decision to move on from Yellowstone. The actor has been focusing on his upcoming movies, Horizon: An American Saga and Horizon: An American Saga 2.

“My opinion of Kevin as an actor hasn’t altered,” Taylor said to the site. “His creation of John Dutton is symbolic and powerful … and I’ve never had an issue with Kevin that he and I couldn’t work out on the phone. But once lawyers get involved, then people don’t get to talk to each other and start saying things that aren’t true and attempt to shift blame based on how the press or public seem to be reacting.”

He continued: “He took a lot of this on the chin and I don’t know that anyone deserves it. His movie seems to be a great priority to him and he wants to shift focus. I sure hope [the movie is] worth it — and that it’s a good one.”

Deadline originally reported that co-creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan decided to conclude Yellowstone with the latest installment on February 6. According to the outlet, the decision was made after Kevin requested to film the remaining six episodes in one week. Sources told Deadline that Paramount Network “declined” his ask and were eyeing a new Yellowstone spin-off starring Matthew McConaughey instead, wrapping up the original series.

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According to Puck News, the filming schedule is still up for debate with show executives “suggesting anywhere from 30 days to 45 days of shooting” while Kevin’s team has countered with “a range from one week to three weeks.”

With this in mind, we still aren’t sure if we’ve seen the last of John or not…

Who will be in the Yellowstone season 5 part 2 cast?

Based on how part 1 left off, the Yellowstone season 5 part 2 cast may include:

  • Kevin Costner as John Dutton
  • Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Finn Little as Carter
  • Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater
  • Mo Brings Plenty as Mo
  • Wendy Moniz as Governor Lynelle Perry
  • Piper Perabo as Summer Higgins

Viewers can also expect to see cowboys and cowgirls from the bunkhouse like: Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce; Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield; Ian Bohen as Ryan; Ryan Bingham as Walker; Jen Landon as Teeter and Hassie Harrison as Laramie.

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Where can I watch Yellowstone season 5 part 2?

If you find yourself busy on a Sunday night and can’t watch the latest Yellowstone season 5 episode live on the Paramount Network channel, you can watch on the Paramount Network’s website. But before you press play, you’ll need to input your cable provider’s login info.

Don’t have cable? The platform also accepts subscribers of live streaming services, including YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV. FYI: You can turn on your DVR on live streaming platforms to automatically record new Yellowstone episodes. You’ll just have to skip through commercials while watching.

Alternatively, fans can head over to Amazon Prime Video to stay up-to-date on Yellowstone. Lastly, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube and Vudu also offer the show.

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When will Yellowstone season 5 be on Peacock?

For viewers who are in the mood to have an uninterrupted Yellowstone marathon, Peacock is the best place to watch the drama. NBC’s streaming service has seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 available on demand. What’s more, folks can now watch season 5 part 1 too.

If you don’t have a subscription yet, you’ll need to sign up for Peacock Premium to start watching. The base plan starts at $4.99 per month with ads or you can opt for no ads via Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 per month.

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