Good News for Yellowstone Fans, But There’s Some Bad News, Too…
“There’s still a lot of story to tell.”
Sometimes, the television business can be downright weird. Take, for example, the wildly popular Yellowstone. Officially, there’s been no word on whether or not the show — which recently wrapped its fourth season — has been renewed. But given that it’s one of the most popular shows around and has gained more viewers each year, we’ve all assumed that the show will go on.
Now, we have that fact confirmed thanks to executive producer David Glasser, who gave Variety an update on not only Yellowstone but the horse opera’s spinoffs.
So the good news we promised you in the headline? Glasser says that Yellowstone‘s co-creator is hard at work on the Dutton clan’s next saga. “The show is still maturing, and there’s still a lot of story to tell,” he says. [Taylor’s] got a lot to say and a lot to write. he’s deep into Season 5 of Yellowstone now. He’s got some incredible ideas that he shared that I think audiences are going to be really excited about.”
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And the bad news which, sadly, the headline also promised? Well, we won’t be seeing those new episodes anytime soon. Production on the next season won’t even get under way until May, with the hope being that episodes will hit the screen sometime this fall.
Elsewhere in the Yellowstone universe, things are chugging along nicely. When Variety spoke to Glasser, he was at the 6666 ranch — yes, the place Jimmy spent this year learning to be a cowboy really exists. There, the first season of Yellowstone prequel 1883 was wrapping. And lest anyone think that meant the production crew might take a breather, they’re already hard at work on 6666, which will presumably follow Jimmy’s adventures in his new home.
Looking even further down the road, Glasser indicated that fans might one day get the chance to mix it up with their favorite Yellowstone stars at a convention or pop-up event. “As long as it’s authentic and can be done in a super high-end way,” mused Glasser. “We want to talk to our audience in the best way possible.”
What do you think, Yellowstone fans… can we figure out a way to survive Beth-free until this fall? Have you checked out 1883, and will you be watching 6666? Share your predictions as to what’ll happen next year — especially now that Beth has Jamie right where she wants him — and then check out the gallery below in which we rank the top 20 Yellowstone characters of all time. (And yes, we’re ready to defend who is — and isn’t — in the No. 1 slot!)
<p>We’ll raise a glass of wheatgrass to the passionate protester who put the spring back in John’s step in Season 4. But we won’t gulp it down until we find out whether she has what it takes to coexist with his hyper-protective daughter, Beth.</p>
<p>We understand that she’s been through a lot. Like, between son Tate’s kidnapping and the assaunt on the ranch, <em>a lot</em> a lot. But does Kayce’s better half have to be a Debbie Downer <em>all</em> the time?</p>
<p>As the pink-haired, marble-mouthed wrangler might inimitably put it, “Thisheer charcter’s a [bleepin’] hoot’nitdoesn’ matternone iffin’syaunderstand ’er.” Got all that, or ya want it with subtitles?</p>
<p>Too late, the diabolical businessman learned that Duttons and bulls are basically one and the same. “How’s that?” you ask. If you mess with either one, you’re gonna get the horns. (And no, not even a schmancy belt buckle can protect you.)</p>
<p>The spirited barrel racer who punched Jimmy’s V card in a hospital bed probably would rank higher on this list if we weren’t so ticked at her for putting him in that bed for a second time!</p>
<p>The soft-spoken Market Equities’ bigwig had us eating out of the palm of her hand from the moment she explained to weaselly lackey Ellis in Season 4 that she was never early nor late; his time adjusted to accommodate hers. #boss</p>
<p>You <em>know</em> this Market Equities power player had to have been a formidable foe for Beth if she managed to leave the show with no more harm done than a disgraced reputation. And, miracle of miracles, she did.</p>
<p>The Yellowstone’s most reluctant hand doesn’t go looking for trouble, it just has a way of… Aw, who are we kidding? The guitar-strumming Casanova <em>totally</em> goes looking for trouble, preferably the kind with curves.</p>
<p>We don’t know the last name of Rainwater’s right-hand man, but based on his history of kicking ass and taking names we’re gonna <em>guess</em> that it’s something along the lines Doesn’t Put Up With Any BS.</p>
<p>He may be as old as the dirt in which he’ll someday be buried, but make no mistake: The Yellowstone’s oldest hand can still throw down with the best of ’em. Just ask Walker.</p>
<p>It’s no wonder this scrappy youngster made such an impression on Beth: From the get-go, he was, in essence, a Mini-Me of her rough-hewn honey, Rip. Hell, Carter even pissed ’er off and lived to tell the tale!</p>
<p>If not the smartest person in the room, one of ’em — always. The savvy politician has a knack for looking at the big picture — not to mention a smile that has always made her irresistible to sometime lover John.</p>
<p>Ack! Brain force field up! Why? Because so adept at playing mind games is Jamie’s biological father that we can wind up feeling all twisted inside after nothing more than watching a scene that he’s in.</p>
<p>Not since J.R. Ewing was there a villain who delighted in his own cunning quite as much as the Market Equities mover and shaker that Beth hilariously described as the long-lost love child of Fabio and Lucille Ball.</p>
<p>Bless his heart, the Yellowstone outcast has as much trouble staying in the saddle as we do not falling off the edge of our seats while <em>watching</em> the show. But credit where it’s due: He’s got the spirit of any three cowboys combined.</p>
<p>Make no mistake: The chief of the Broken Rock Reservation wants for his people what is rightfully theirs. However, he refuses to just take it, instead traveling the high road in hopes of taking it with honor.</p>
<p>John’s adopted son gets so much hate that it’s easy to feel sorry for him. But then he goes and does something to remind you of what an opportunistic SOB he is, and you regret softening toward him for even an instant.</p>
<p>The youngest of John’s heirs is the kinda brute that you want on your side in a brawl and the kinda sweetheart that you want on your side in life. Even when he’s 100-percent wrong, he’s always <em>trying</em> to do right.</p>
<p>We didn’t blame young Carter a bit when he announced, “I wanna be him [when I grow up].” The Dutton family’s patriarch is the kinda complicated guy who can do bad, bad things and still leave you feeling like he’s a good guy.</p>
<p>We’re likelier to master trigonometry than we are to figure out John’s badass daughter, a metaphorical tornado who blows away everyone in her path — us included.</p>
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