Paramount Network has finally revealed the official return date for Yellowstone season five following the midseason finale. While fans may worry they have a long wait ahead, loyal viewers will be happy to know that they’ll be seeing the Dutton family sooner than expected. So, when are the new episodes coming back?
Here’s everything we know about Yellowstone season five.
1. When Will New Episodes of Yellowstone Season 5 Premiere?
A couple of days before the midseason finale for Yellowstone premiered, Paramount Network shared a short teaser on the show’s main YouTube channel. The video clip didn’t reveal too much of what’s to come in the second half of the fifth season, so we’ll be kept on our toes. Originally, the six episodes of part was set to air in summer 2023, but is now scheduled for November 2023. However, the current WGA strike could affect this timeline, as per Entertainment Tonight.
2. What Will the Second Half of Yellowstone Season 5 Be About?
Though the plot details are being kept under wraps, it’s safe to assume that the second half of Yellowstone season five will pick up right where the midseason finale concluded. Quick refresher—and spoiler alert: John Dutton (Costner) was named the new governor, but he could be getting impeached, and the Dutton family is finding itself feuding internally while facing a deadly bacteria that’s spreading across the state, threatening their livelihood.
In a previous interview, Cole Hauser (who plays Rip) revealed that the fifth season will be worth the wait, and so far he’s been right.
“Season five is going to be wonderful,” he shared at the time. “The way we ended season four—I can’t give too much away, but the way season four ends, I think the audience…will be happily surprised.”
3. Who Will Return for the Second Half of Yellowstone Season 5?
Okay, here’s the good news: Several O.G. cast members will most likely return for the second part of Yellowstone season five, including Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton), Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton), Wes Bentley (Jamie Dutton), Gil Birmingham (Chief Thomas Rainwater), John Lucas (Young John Dutton), Kylie Rogers (Young Beth Dutton) and Kyle Red Silverstein (Young Rip Wheeler).
And we might also see actors that were upgraded from guest star to series regular last season, like Jen Landon (Teeter), Kathryn Kelly (Emily), Mo Brings Plenty (Mo) and Wendy Moniz (Governor Lynelle Perry).
Sadly, Entertainment Tonight confirmed that Kevin Costner (John Dutton), would not be returning after much speculation at PaleyFest, where ViacomCBS president Chris McCarthy failed to provide concrete information on the star’s continued involvement. The rumored reason is scheduling conflicts with Costner’ new Western film, Horizon.
4. Is There a Trailer for the Second Half of Yellowstone Season 5?
Well…no. But, there is an official trailer for the first part of Yellowstone season five. Back in October, Paramount Network unveiled the first look teaser for the latest installment and after its release, it completely shattered records online.
According to Deadline, the network reported that the season five trailer earned approximately 14.4 million views and 1.7 million interactions on the same day of its release on September 29, 2022. The number of views was three times the amount the season four trailer earned upon its release. (Bravooo, Yellowstone.)
Buckle up, folks. The second part of Yellowstone season five is going to be a bumpy ride.
5. Wondering How to Watch Part 2 of Yellowstone Season 5?
Season five of Yellowstone is running on Paramount Network (not to be confused with its streaming service, Paramount+). No cable? No problem. TV streaming subscriptions like Philo, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV and Sling TV are all platforms where you can catch the latest episodes. If you want to catch up on previous seasons before the next installment airs, you’ll find them on Peacock starting May 25.