Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2: Everything we know

Jakob Barnes
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone

John Dutton and his family are facing the end of the road — these are the updates we’ve got about Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2, who might be in the cast, and what could happen in the final episodes’ plot.

Taylor Sheridan’s cowboy kingdom is growing rapidly, but it all started with Yellowstone back in 2018. Six years and 47 episodes later, we’re now preparing for the final curtain on the Dutton’s ranch drama.

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to this grand finale, though. Will Kevin Costner return to the Yellowstone cast? Which Yellowstone characters will survive? And will Summer Higgins be able to convert the Duttons to veganism?

We’ve been able to round up plenty of information on the upcoming finale, so let’s dive into everything there is to know about Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 so far.

Is there a Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 release date?

There’s no release date for Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 yet — we only know that the final episodes are slated to release in November 2024, and that filming began in May 2024.

We know this because of a casting request for extras shared on May 9. It states that filming would be taking place on May 23, which — if correct — would mean that production on the Taylor Sheridan show is in full swing.

Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton in Yellowstone

It wasn’t always supposed to end like this. Yellowstone would have likely continued for more seasons, but with Kevin Costner leaving the cast, the show was brought to an early cancellation. Still, Taylor Sheridan is hard at work bringing several new spinoff shows to life, including Yellowstone 2024, 1944, and 6666.

Who could be in the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 cast?

There’s no confirmed cast list yet, but several members of the Yellowstone cast have spoken about being excited to return for Season 5 Part 2, giving us an indication of who is coming back.

The only person who is not due to come back is Kevin Costner, and as time goes on, it looks less and less likely Costner will return.

As it stands, the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 cast will likely include:

  • Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton
  • Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater
  • Dawn Olivieri as Sarah Atwood
  • Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Finn Little as Carter

The one notable exception from this list at the moment is Kevin Costner. It’s looking unlikely that Costner will return to finish up John Dutton’s story, as it was announced last year that the star would be leaving Yellowstone. This sparked rumors of a Costner-Sheridan feud, resulting in the scripts being rewritten.

There’s also potential that Matthew McConaughey could appear in the final episodes since fans suspect that he’s next in line for the Yellowstone throne after being added to Taylor Sheridan’s universe in an undisclosed capacity. Perhaps a long-lost Dutton relative? Alright, alright, alright…

What could the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 plot be?

One storyline we expect to be central to Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 is for Beth and Jamie’s longstanding feud to come to a head, with one or both of them probably getting killed off.

Rip, Kayce, and John in Yellowstone

Another key plot point that needs addressing is the fate of John Dutton. If Costner does return, it’s almost certain he will want his character dealing in a very definitive way. So, as painful as it may be, it’s more than likely we will see the head of the Dutton family tree meet his maker one way or another.

The Grim Reaper clearly spends a lot of time in Montana. So much so, that we were able to create a list of the 10 most shocking deaths in Yellowstone and still struggled to narrow it down. With Taylor Sheridan closing this chapter, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him kill a few of his darlings.

Aside from all the misery, Kayce Dutton, his wife, Monica, and their son, Tate could find something of a happy ending. Kayce has got his priorities straight and insists he is putting family first, and let’s not forget, Tate is the only true heir to the Yellowstone empire at this point.

Enemies are closing in from all sides, and there are sure to be casualties along the way for the Duttons. However, we suspect Sheridan will want to wrap things up with the family getting a victory of sorts. As per the prophecy in 1883, don’t be surprised to see Tate being the one to unite the Duttons and the Native Americans by sharing up the land between them in the end.

Is there a Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 trailer?

There isn’t a trailer for Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 right now.

We’ll drop it here once it’s shared online.

How many episodes could Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 have?

Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 will probably have six or more episodes.

Promotional artwork for Yellowstone Season 5.

Originally, Yellowstone Season 5 was set to have 14 episodes, and with eight already having aired, that would leave six to come in Part 2.

However, this was before the complications arose with Yellowstone’s cancellation and Costner’s exit. As such, Sheridan might need a little more room to navigate a coherent and satisfying ending. He has said [via The Hollywood Reporter]: “If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10. It’ll be as long as it needs to be.”

Josh Lucas (who plays a younger version of John Dutton) has also mentioned that he believes at least 10 more episodes are on the cards.

Will Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 be on Paramount?

The final part of Yellowstone will be available to watch weekly on the Paramount Network upon release, but will also likely be available to stream on Peacock.

The show (unlike the Yellowstone spin-offs) doesn’t run on the Paramount+ streaming service in its entirety, so it’ll likely air weekly before ending up available to stream on Peacock. If you’re outside the US, then you’ll be able to watch the new episodes on Paramount+ as normal.

Reruns of Yellowstone have been shown on CBS in early 2024, but it’ll likely be a while before the newest episodes are released there, if at all.

That’s everything we know about Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 for now. In the meantime, why not check out our other Yellowstone guides? We’ve got them on the Y brand, Train Station, and a ranking of all the Yellowstone villains.

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