Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 Enters Production at Long Last

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Wipe the sweat from your brow, wranglers.

Paramount Network today announced that Yellowstone, TV’s #1 show, has started production.

Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, the megahit series is currently filming in Montana.

Shooting the Breeze - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 8

We got first wind of this exciting news when we saw some casting notices for actors in the area, but now, shooting is underway.


Her Kind of Beautiful - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 6

As previously announced, the series is slated to return in November.

Given the status of the series, which was originally slated for a sixth and seventh season before behind-the-scenes drama spiraled out of control, we don't really know what to expect at this point.

We do know that Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.

Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow, and You - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 6

Fans have fallen in love with the series, especially Beth Dutton and her husband, Rip Wheeler.

As Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 8 ended, things were as dramatic on screen as they would be off of it.

Beth and her brother Jamie had come to loggerheads about the family, with Jamie seemingly poised to do grave damage to their father, John, or to Beth, or hell, to any of the Dutton family.

There are more secrets bubbling under the surface than a family can handle, which should lead to an explosive series finale.

Different Heartaches - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 6

Yellowstone is known for explosive finales, but this time, they won't have time to rein it all in, and we fully expect some members of the Dutton family not to make it out of this season alive.

There is also an upcoming expansion of the series ahead, but again, we have very little actual news about it.

Matthew McConaughey has been tied to the series as a potential lead, and stars Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, and Luke Grimes, who play Beth, Rip, and Kayce, respectively, have been circling the series, as well.

Kevin Costner's involvement with Season 5 Part 2 is unknown.

This weekend, he unveiled the first of his four Horizon movies at Cannes, and he's actively editing the second and moving into the third.

Kayce in Darkness - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 5

Costner's recollection of the experience with Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan differs wildly from news reports over the last year, but he had said he's open to bringing the story to a close.

We can't move that or any other needle, but we do want a kickass end to this beloved, dangerous, and incredibly sexy series.

Will we get it?

Only time will tell.

Blood Trickles Down Jamie's Head - Yellowstone Season 5 Episode 8

Yellowstone is co-created by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water, and Sicario) and John Linson.

Executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, Stephen Kay, Michael Friedman, Christina Voros and Keith Cox.

The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

Yellowstone returns to Paramount Network in November, and you can stream every episode so far on Peacock.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She's a member of the Critic's Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on X and email her here at TV Fanatic.

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Yellowstone Quotes

John: Not hungry?
Beth: Nuh-uh. I'm intermittent fasting.
John: What's that mean?
Beth: Nothing but coffee and cigarettes till noon, and then I can eat what the fuck I want till I start drinkin' at six.
John: Well, I'd love to meet the doctor who came up with that diet.
Beth: I've adapted it to suit my lifestyle.

John: Rip, have you figured out how to do this without all us gettin' trampled?
Rip: Best we came up with, sir, is like fuck it, you know? Let's get up there as fast as we can and chase those son of a bitches down the mountain.
John: Fuck it? That your plan, too? Fuck it?
Kayce: It's gonna be a shit show now matter what we do. May as well do it fast, less time for things to go wrong.
John: Your logic is so flawed, son, it's, hell, it almost makes sense.