Kevin Costner (John Dutton) is filming Yellowstone Season 5 in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. The two-time Oscar winner refuses to reveal any details regarding the new season. However, he did mention some surprises in a recent interview. Meanwhile, a major villain has hinted at their comeback for the first time since Season 2.
Malcolm Beck could return in Yellowstone Season 5
There will undoubtedly be some surprises in Yellowstone Season 5. One of those surprises, according to Neal McDonough, who played Season 2's primary antagonist Malcolm Beck, may be the character's reappearance.
In the Season 2 finale, it was implied that Malcolm Beck was killed by John Dutton after he and his brother recruited a militia to kidnap Kayce's (Luke Grimes) children and attack Beth (Kelly Reilly) as an act of retaliation. Fans, however, didn't find any evidence that Malcolm had actually passed away, unlike his brother.
“Did I die? Did I? I’m not so sure about that,” McDonough told TV Insider. “We have talked about the fact we didn’t actually see Malcolm Beck’s eyes close. There is always that possibility. My brother won’t be coming back for sure, but there is a possibility.”
‘We’re not slowing down,’ Kevin Costner says
Yellowstone Season 4 marked a watershed moment in Taylor Sheridan's neo-western. Yellowstone found a big nationwide following in Season 4 after a solid run in the ratings during the first three seasons — mostly from rural viewers in the middle of the country.
By the end of the season, they were averaging more than 15 million viewers per episode and placed first in the ratings.
“I think it’s safe to say, the foot’s on the gas and we’re not slowing down. What we’ve known is how the show is going to continue. The quality is very high,” Costner told ET.
When asked if there are any significant surprises in the scripts he's seen for the new season, which will have 14 episodes instead of the usual 10, Costner said, "If it doesn't surprise you, it's very unlikely that it will surprise an audience."
Yellowstone Season 5 premieres on the Paramount Network on Sunday, Nov. 13.