Yellowstone season 5 will consist of 14 episodes and be the longest season of the series to date. Yellowstone was created by Taylor Sheridan and features several stars including Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Gil Birmingham, Kelly Reilly and Ryan Bingham. Till the fourth season’s conclusion on January 2, 2022, the series has produced a total of 39 episodes. Sheridan has been the writer or co-writer of the whole series.
The center of the series is the Dutton family, owners of The Yellowstone, which is Montana’s largest ranch, in their contention with land developers, an adjacent Indian reservation and internal family drama. The series’ genre is Neo-Western, which uses western tropes and is set in the modern day. This style is also present in some other movies penned by Sheridan such as Hell or High Water and Wind River. Yellowstone: 1883, starring Sam Elliott, is one spinoff that has been produced, while two more spinoffs called 6666 and 1932 are on the way.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Yellowstone season 5 will have 14 episodes and be split into two parts with seven episodes each. The first batch of the season will premiere in the summer of 2022. There is quite a short interval between season four and five of Yellowstone. Season 5 of the series will air at the same time with another series by Sherian, The Tulsa King, which stars Sylester Stallone. The first two episodes of the season are slated to premiere on the Paramount Network and then transfer to Paramount+, just like what 1883 did. Besides Yellowstone, 1932, 6666, 1883 and The Tulsa King, Sheridan is also working on the production of Land Man (featuring Billy Bob Thornton), as well as Mayor of Kingston season 2 (starring Jeremy Renner). All of these installments are streamed on Paramount+.
Before the success of Yellowstone, Sheridan was renowned for playing David Hale in Sons of Anarchy. He then turned to screenwriting and made his name with such award-winning works as Hell or High Water, Wind River, Sicario and Those Who Wish Me Dead. His works are distinguished as they often have Western setting, lack exposition, focus on characters and have straightforward and easy-to-follow storylines.
It is incredible how Sheridan manages to put his mind and heart into writing so much content for every episode of all the shows he is working on, especially when each of them has its own tight and specific scheduling for television. The success of Yellowstone so far is the sign for the possibility of more seasons to come, not to mention the thinking and planning he’s been putting in the other six shows in production. It doesn’t matter how the fifth season of Yellowstone is done under Sheridan’s production, it is certain that Paramount+ will have plenty of content to work with. And with such a strong writer as Sheridan Paramount+ has already had working on those contents, the streaming service cannot ask for more.