Featuring cowboys, Native Americans, land disputes, national parks, the gentrification of rural lands, and a deep dive into the ranch lifestyle, Paramount Network’s ‘Yellowstone’ is a neo-western drama series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. Starring Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Costner, the show explores themes of family, power, greed, and identity by focusing on the life and land of the Montana-based Dutton family. ‘Yellowstone’ first premiered on June 20, 2018.
Over the years, the show has amassed a dedicated fan base deeply invested in the lives of the Duttons. Despite the mixed reviews that simultaneously praise the show’s attempt to represent rural America and criticize its tendency to sensationalize the characters and their troubles, its popularity is ever-increasing. However, the cliffhanger ending of season 3 ensures that fans stay on constant alert to know about the fate of the Duttons. There’s clearly so much more to their storylines, for which a new season is absolutely necessary. Here’s all the information you need about ‘Yellowstone’ season 4.
Yellowstone Season 4 Release Date
In case you’re wondering about the fourth season of the show, we have good news! ‘Yellowstone’ was renewed for a fourth season by Paramount Network on February 12, 2020. Now, we also have a release date! You can gear up to see ‘Yellowstone’ season 4 on November 7, 2021, on Paramount Network.
Considering the release dates of the previous seasons, many believed the fourth season would come out in June 2021. However, due to pandemic-related complications, the production on the fourth season wrapped up in November 2020, thus delaying its release.
Additionally, a prequel spin-off series titled ‘1883,’ exploring the Dutton family’s rise to power, is set to be in the works as well, expanding upon the backstory of the Duttons and those that reside around their ranch. Not just that, the network is also set to introduce another spin-off titled ‘6666.’ It is set at ranch 6666, “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.”
Yellowstone Season 4 Cast: Who is in it?
To the delight and relief of fans, most of the main cast will be reprising their roles. The main cast comprises Kevin Costner as John Dutton, Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton, Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton, Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton, Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton, Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton, Josh Holloway as Roarke Carter, and Will Patton as Garrett Randall.
Also returning are Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce, Ian Bohen as Ryan, Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom, Gil Birmingham as Chief Rainwater, and Danny Huston as Dan Jenkins. Apart from the returning cast members, new faces are set to feature alongside the old ones. The additional cast members in season 4 include Jacki Weaver as Market Equities’ CEO Caroline Warner, Piper Perabo as environmentalist Summer Higgins, Kathryn Kelly as vet technician Emily, and 14-year-old Finn Little as Carter.
Yellowstone Season 4 Plot: What can it be About?
Season 3 is jam-packed with dramatic revelations and horrifying circumstances pertaining to the Duttons. Jamie is revealed to be the son of Garrett Randall, while Beth reveals that she cannot have children because of a teenage abortion Jamie made her get by signing the consent form without her consent. In a shocking turn of events, Rip hangs Wade Morrow. It also features a manipulation of stocks, punishing of trespassers, a fight for Native rights, an age-old feud, the peeling off of branded skin, and a series of murderous attacks.
Most importantly, the third season features a horrifying, confusing end. In the final moments, we are left in the dark as John Dutton is shot by unknown assassins. Wait, there’s more! Adding to the intensity of an already emotional episode, we see Beth being bombed in her office and Jamie engaging in fierce gunfire against mysterious killers.
Inevitably, season 4 has to address these grim cliffhangers. “There’s more to come. There’s way more to come. You think that’s it, there’s a lot more history. There’s lots of ghosts in this show,” said Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth. Thus, fans expect to see John, Beth, and Jamie alive in season 4, though officially their fates remain unknown. “I don’t know where Taylor is going to go from here. He gave himself the ability to go from any angle now. To restart or refresh, he definitely has left himself an open door for a lot of options,” said Wes Bentley (Jamie), about creator Taylor Sheridan’s plans for the new season.
The aforementioned points won’t surprise loyal fans as the show, after all, is known for its outlandish twists and turns. With the cast and crew tight-lipped about the fate of the Duttons, fans await with hope and terror to see the story for themselves. However, in season 4, we might see Rip face the consequences of killing Wade, Jamie struggle again between his adoptive and biological father, and Beth and Rip move with complications towards married life. At the same time, revenge will be plotted against the outsiders attempting to take over the Dutton ranch.
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