Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2: Release window for final episodes, cast, plot & more

John Dutton and his family are facing the end of the road — here’s all you need to know about the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 release date, who’ll be in the cast, and what could happen in the final episodes.

Taylor Sheridan’s cowboy kingdom is growing rapidly, but it all started with the central storyline of Yellowstone back in 2018. Six years and 47 episodes later, we’re now preparing for the final curtain on the Dutton’s ongoing ranch drama.

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to this grand finale, though. Will Kevin Costner return to the Yellowstone cast? Which Yellowstone characters will survive to see the end? And will Summer Higgins be able to convert the Duttons to veganism?

We’ve been able to round up plenty of information on the upcoming finale, so let’s dive into everything there is to know about Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 so far.

When is the Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 release date?

Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 will premiere in November 2024, but there is no exact date yet.

That’s a pretty clear window for release, and it’s also not that far away, which is excellent news. It’s a big relief, too, as the writers and actors strike almost derailed the show entirely. Part 2 was initially scheduled to shoot in August 2023, but that didn’t happen. The show is now set to resume filming in late spring 2024. That leaves a pretty tight turnaround, but where there’s a will, Taylor Sheridan will find a way.

It wasn’t always supposed to end like this. Yellowstone would have likely continued for more seasons, but with Kevin Costner leaving the cast, the show was brought to an early cancellation. Still, Taylor Sheridan is hard at work bringing several new spinoff shows to life, including Yellowstone 2024, 1944, and 6666.

Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 cast: Who’s in it?

The majority of the main players from Yellowstone are all but confirmed to return for the final leg of this journey. As it stands, the cast will likely include:

  • Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton
  • Gil Birmingham as Thomas Rainwater
  • Dawn Olivieri as Sarah Atwood
  • Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Finn Little as Carter
  • The one notable exception from this list at the moment is Kevin Costner. It’s looking unlikely that Costner will return to finish up John Dutton’s story, as it was announced last year that the star would be leaving Yellowstone. This sparked rumors of a Costner-Sheridan feud, resulting in the scripts being rewritten.

    There’s also potential that Matthew McConaughey could appear in the final episodes, since fans suspect that he’s next in line for the Yellowstone throne after being added to Taylor Sheridan’s universe in an undisclosed capacity. Perhaps a long-lost Dutton relative? Alright, alright, alright…

    Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 plot: What’s going to happen?

    One storyline we expect to be central to the big finale is for Beth and Jamie’s longstanding feud to come to a head, with one or both of them probably getting killed off.

    Another key plot point that needs addressing is the fate of John Dutton. If Costner does return, it’s almost certain he will want his character dealing in a very definitive way. So, as painful as it may be, it’s more than likely we will see the head of the Dutton family tree meet his maker one way or another.

Rate this post