Yellowstone season 4 might have only landed on Paramount Plus in the UK earlier this year, but it would seem fans of the hit Western series are being spoilt this year, with season 5 already airing new episodes.

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For the first time in the show's history this season will extend beyond a traditional 10-episode run, with a whopping 14 episodes in this new season, airing in two parts.

The new outing's premiere has seen John Dutton sworn in as Governor of Montana, with the rancher sure to mix things up in his new post.

Of course, beyond the core series, Yellowstone fans also have plenty more to look forward to - the show's first spin-off 1883 is available on Paramount Plus now, while another spin-off 1923 is also on the way later this year.

Beyond that, a third series is also coming down the pipeline, called 6666. It really is all go in the world of Yellowstone!

But for now, the big question is, what’s in store for Yellowstone season 5? Read on for everything you need to know about Yellowstone season 5, including the latest cast and plot information.

Yellowstone season 5 release date

Kevin Costner in Yellowstone season 5
Kevin Costner in Yellowstone season 5 Paramount+

Season 5 will be supersized beyond the usual 10 episodes, comprising 14 episodes which will air in two parts.

The first set of seven episodes started airing on The Paramount Network on Sunday 13th November 2022 in the US, while in the UK the series started airing new episodes on Monday 14th November on Paramount Plus.

The first two episodes are available now, with another episode set to drop each Monday on the service until seven are available. The second half of season 5 is then expected to land at a later date.

Who is in the cast of Yellowstone season 5?

Yellowstone Kelly Reilly
Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone Paramount Network

Those who saw the last few episodes of Yellowstone season 4 will be aware that not everyone in the cast will be returning for season 5.

While it’s bad news for Sheriff Donnie Haskell (Hugh Dillon) and Garrett Randall (Will Patton), luckily it’s good news for almost everyone else.

In season 5, Kevin Costner returns as John Dutton, the head of the family and the ranch’s long-suffering protector, while other family members also reprise their key roles, including Kelly Reilly (Britannia) as John’s daughter, Beth, a ruthless financier who struggles with substance abuse issues.

Luke Grimes has also returned as John’s youngest son, Kayce, while the cast is rounded out by Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton, Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton, Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton and Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater.

Forrie J Smith also returns as Lloyd Pierce, as does Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield, Ian Bohen as Ryan, Ryan Bingham as Walker, Finn Little as Carter and Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner.

We also expect Piper Perabo to be back as Summer Higgins, even though she didn't make an appearance during the first two episodes.

Meanwhile Jefferson White has now left the show as Jimmy Hurdstrom, as his character is set to lead new spin-off 6666.

Who does Lainey Wilson play in Yellowstone?

Lainey Wilson
Lainey Wilson Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

In exciting news, country singer Lainey Wilson has joined the cast for season 5, and fans got to see her new character in the season 5 premiere.

Wilson is played Abby, a singer and performer like Wilson herself, who has expressed no interest in dating a cowboy, but seems to be heading towards romance with Ian Bohen's Ryan.

When Wilson revealed her new role in the series at Montana's Under the Big Sky Festival, she said: "I did want to share some news with y’all - I am going to be in the next season of Yellowstone, and I’m excited. I’m going to be a musician on the show named Abby and I get to share my music with a lot of the world who watches the show."

Yellowstone season 5 plot

Kevin Costner and Brecken Merrill in Yellowstone
Kevin Costner and Brecken Merrill in Yellowstone. Paramount Network

While the Yellowstone season 3 ending left us hanging with a multitude of cliffhangers, season 4 ended on a surprisingly upbeat note.

The first two episodes of season 5 have subsequently seen John Dutton sworn in as Governor of Montana and settling into the powers of his new office, making bold moves to protect the ranch from his opponents.

He then made a passionate speech to the state of Montana, while the cowboys at the ranch had to deal with a new problem.

Yellowstone season 5 trailer

You can watch the full trailer for Yellowstone season 5 right here now.

Yellowstone season 5 airs new episodes weekly on Paramount Plus, while seasons 1-4 are available to stream now in full.

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