After John (Kevin Costner) rode off at the end of the season 4 finale with a heavy heart, the writers behind the Western drama have mostly remained silent about what’s to come for the Dutton family in season 5.
While Deadline reported that filming for season 5 would kick off in May, actor Gil Birmingham, who plays Broken Rock leader Thomas Rainwater,
recently revealed that this might not be the case. “We haven't even gotten the scripts yet," he told E! News on April 27.
But according to Yellowstone creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan, the show is right on track — and he even spilled about a potential season 5 premiere date
Speaking with Variety for their cover story published on April 20, Taylor shared important details about what's next.
Per the magazine, Yellowstone season 5 will pick up with John going after the title of Montana governor. As fans know, this caused palpable tension between the Dutton patriarch and his eldest son
Jamie (Wes Bentley). After the lawyer spent years working up to the position, John stepped in at the last minute and threw his name in the hat
Jamie had no choice but to publicly support the decision, and now he’s in deeper water after Beth (Kelly Reilly) snapped a photo of him in the middle of a criminal act.