Gil Birmingham shares an update for Yellowstone season 5. Also known for his role as Billy Black in the Twilight film saga, the actor of Comanche descent stars on the Paramount Network original series as Chief Thomas Rainwater, the tribal chairman of the fictional Broken Rock Indian Reservation who considers the Yellowstone ranch to be stolen Native American land and attempts to reclaim it from the Dutton family. Other than his role on Yellowstone, Birmingham stars in FX’s new true-crime miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven alongside Andrew Garfield. Premiered in 2018, Yellowstone primarily follows the Dutton family and their widowed patriarch John Dutton, played by Academy Award winner Kevin Costner. The Dutton clan owns and operates the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, located in the state of Montana. The Yellowstone Dutton Ranch (commonly shortened to “the Yellowstone”) borders the titular national park, Broken Rock Indian Reservation, and is constantly under threat from outside interests and land developers. Earlier this year, Yellowstone was renewed for season 5, which will be split into two volumes consisting of seven episodes each.
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Wind River) to lead star Kevin Costner, virtually no one involved in Yellowstone expected the neo-Western to become a hit due to its slow-burn pace and storytelling. Now, it’s become one of the most-watched shows on cable television with a devoted fanbase that eagerly awaits updates regarding the upcoming season. Based on Birmingham’s recent comment, it sounds like Yellowstone season 5 is still a ways away.
Luckily, fans have one season of 1883, the Yellowstone prequel series on Paramount+, to help keep them occupied in the meantime. In addition, 1883 will be followed by a sequel series, 1932, both following different generations of the Duttons’ ancestors in the titular year. Paramount is clearly invested in fleshing out the Yellowstone universe as much as possible (including another spinoff called 6666), though the original series will always draw the most interest. Since the cast has not yet received scripts, expect Yellowstone season 5 to hit the airwaves in November 2022 at the earliest.