Warning: the following contains SPOILERS for Yellowstone.
Yellowstone Season 5 will be out soon, but what news has been disclosed about the upcoming season? Audiences can't get enough of Taylor Sheridan's acclaimed contemporary Western series, which has been a huge success for streaming platform Paramount+.
What Happened in Yellowstone Season 4?
Yellowstone Season 4 concluded with Montana residents confronting the greatest challenge of their lives. Market Equities, a billionaire-funded investment firm, is set on seizing enormous swaths of land in order to build an airport and develop a city, threatening not only the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch but every other ranch in the valley.
Meanwhile, the Duttons are on their way to claiming the governorship of Montana, and they appear to be ready to form an alliance with the Broken Rock Indian Reservation against their larger common foe.
Yellowstone Season 5 Expectations
Caroline Warner, the CEO of Market Equities, is pouring billions into efforts to revitalize the city, fueled by her personal vendetta against Beth, whose betrayal halted Market Equities' plans and cost the company millions. Meanwhile, John Dutton is running for governor of Montana, a position that would allow him to protect the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
Furthermore, because the bitter sibling rivalry between Beth and Jamie has ended with Beth and John having complete control over Jamie, the Duttons could control both the governor's and attorney general's offices in Montana by the end of Yellowstone Season 5.
The Broken Rock Indian Reservation is also likely to play a larger role in the ensuing conflict, especially because Kayce recently completed the warrior initiation procedures to become a full member of his wife Monica's tribe.
If Market Equities goes ahead with its plans, Chief Thomas Rainwater might just bring back corporate lawyer Angela Blue Thunder (Q'orianka Kilcher), giving the Broken Rock Indian Reservation an advantage in the upcoming war.
Yellowstone Season 5 Potential Release Date
Because production on Yellowstone Season 5 begins in May, the earliest fans can expect to see the new season is November 2022, which is similar to the timeline for Yellowstone Season 4.
Yellowstone Season 5 is expected to premiere in late 2022 or early 2023, based on the show's success on streaming platforms like Paramount + and NBC Peacock. In the meantime, fans can watch 1883, a Yellowstone prequel spinoff, and anticipate 6666, the upcoming spinoff.