Yellowstone 6666 spinoff: Everything we know
Yellowstone may be drawing to a close, but the small screen world will continue through its various spinoffs, including 6666 – here’s what we know about the series so far, from its plot to its potential release window and cast members.
Taylor Sheridan’s hit western series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner as John Dutton, first hit the small screen in 2018 and is currently on its fifth season, having grown in viewership with each new chapter.
In February 2021, Sheridan signed a deal with Paramount to create new Yellowstone shows for the studio – this included prequel series 1883 and 1923. However, the flagship show is coming to a close – and some people believe 6666 could be the replacement.
So, what is 6666 about, when is it coming out, and how does it relate to the world of Yellowstone? Here’s everything we know…
- Is there a Yellowstone 6666 release window?
- 6666 Yellowstone cast speculation
- 6666 Yellowstone plot
- Is there a Yellowstone 6666 trailer?
Is there a Yellowstone 6666 release window?
6666 was due for release in 2023 on Paramount Network and Paramount+ – however, we haven’t had any updates since then, so it’s expected to be delayed.
Given the delay on Season 5 Part 2 and the writers and actors’ strikes, we’ll probably be waiting a while.
Unlike 1883 and 1923, which are exclusive to the streaming platform, 6666 is getting a cable release too.
In a statement, CEO of 101 Studios David Glasser said: “Taylor, Paramount+ and MTV Entertainment Studios have been incredible partners to us at 101 over the years.
“Together, we have been able to build Yellowstone into an immersive universe for audiences globally. And that is what we intend to do with these series as well.
“We will be introducing new characters and storylines alongside world-class talent and creators. We are very much looking forward to bringing these shows to life.”
Season 1 of 1923, a sequel to 1883, hit Paramount+ at the end of 2022 – you can find out more about Season 2 here.
Yellowstone 6666 cast speculation: Who might be in it?
The cast of the 6666 Yellowstone spinoff hasn’t been confirmed, but we can expect Jefferson White to star as Jimmy following the events of Yellowstone Season 4.
The last time we saw the character, he was sent to the Four Sixes ranch in West Texas after a rodeo injury. The 6666 ranch is known as where “cowboying was invented.”
Ryan Bingham may also appear as Walker alongside Jimmy’s girlfriend from the Four Sixes, Emily (Kathryn Kelly). Both White and Kelly have been confirmed to return to the mainline Yellowstone show as series regulars.
The big question mark hangs over Matthew McConaughey, who’s reportedly in talks to take over as the new lead of the Yellowstone empire. With the show ending with Season 5, the True Detective star may end up being the main star of 6666, although this is just speculation for now.
Yellowstone 6666 plot: What’s it about?
As per the synopsis, the series “takes place when Comanches still ruled West Texas and 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,” Deadline added.
“The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.”
It’s unclear how the story will connect to the Duttons in Yellowstone.
While the 6666 ranch is steeped in history, Sheridan has a personal connection to it: earlier this year, he bought it. “Being a Texan today and what it means to live in Texas – there’s a responsibility that comes with it, in that you really do represent the entire state,” he said, as per Entertainment Weekly.
“Everybody in Texas always represents the state. And so, there’s a sense of class and confidence that I think every Texan seems to embody. And along with that, a respect for others, regardless of whether they agree with you or not. You respect their ability to disagree or agree.”
Is there a Yellowstone 6666 trailer?
No, there isn’t a trailer for the 6666 Yellowstone spinoff – but there is a trailer for 1923, which you can check out below:
How to watch the 6666 Yellowstone spinofff
Unlike 1883 and 1923, both of which are available on Paramount+, 6666 will be exclusive to the Paramount Network.
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