Yellowstone Season 5: Everything We Know So Far

My family members know I write about TV, so they like to use me as their own personal IMDb. When it comes to frequently asked questions, though, one is always on the tip of everyone's tongue more than any other: "When's 'Yellowstone' coming back?"

The Paramount series about the ranchers, Native American tribal members, businesspeople, politicians, and locals who all want a piece of what Montana has to offer is wildly successful, with its most recent premiere racking up 14.7 million viewers, and its prequel "1883" bringing in great numbers, too. As a bona fide ratings success, "Yellowstone" seems like it'll just keep trucking along for the foreseeable future, but the new season still isn't quite ready yet. Ahead of its premiere this fall, here's everything you need to know about "Yellowstone" season 5.

When and where to watch Yellowstone season 5

"Yellowstone" season 5 already has a premiere date set: November 13, 2022. Like previous seasons of the show, new episodes will drop on Sundays, with an 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) airtime. Unlike past seasons, though, the show is reportedly set to split its 14-episode arc into two parts, as shows like "Better Call Saul" or "The Walking Dead" have done before. That means more "Yellowstone" than in past years, but also likely a bit of a wait between the two halves of the season.

As usual, the series will air on the Paramount Network as well as on the Paramount+ streaming site and app. The network may as well be called the Taylor Sheridan extended universe at this point, as the "Yellowstone" creator is dominating the ratings not only with this series, but with several spin-offs and additional projects. Paramount will be piggybacking off the reliable "Yellowstone" ratings by pairing the series with new Sheridan projects. In November, that means the Sylvester Stallone-led show "Tulsa King" will premiere the same night as "Yellowstone" season 5.

What we think Yellowstone season 5 will be about

The series will likely pick up where the season 4 cliffhangers left off — namely, with a whole lot of drama surrounding Kelly Reilly's Beth. In the season finale, Beth not only married sometime boyfriend Rip (Cole Hauser), but also forced Jamie (Wes Bentley) to murder his biological father, Garrett (Will Patton). Beth takes advantage of the moment to snap photos of Jamie disposing of the body, meaning she now has blackmail material hanging over the man who's currently in a bid for Governor.

Meanwhile, John (Kevin Costner) looks like a better bet for the Governor's race, despite the fact that he only seems to be running to prove a point to Jamie. John also waived ranch-hand Jimmy's (Jefferson White) medical debt following his rodeo injury, and Jimmy seems set to leave this show in order to join the spin-off "6666." Another prequel spinoff series, called "1923," is in the works with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, but it's unclear if any plotlines in "Yellowstone" will make way for that series this season.

What we know about the Yellowstone season 5 cast

Regular "Yellowstone" cast members including Costner, Hauser, Bentley, and Reilly seem set to return this season, along with other main cast members like Gil Birmngham, Luke Grimes, and Kelsey Asbille. Meanwhile, TVLine reports that Wendy Moniz (Governor Perry), Moses Brings Plenty (Mo), Jennifer Landon (Teeter), and Kathryn Kelly (Emily) will be upgraded to series regulars. The season is also almost certain to include more flashbacks, as Josh Lucas, Kylie Rogers, and Kyle Red Silverstein are all returning to play younger versions of John, Beth, and Rip. The always-excellent Jacki Weaver will also return as businesswoman Caroline Warner.

There will also be a few new faces among the ranchers and locals: "The Baxters" actor Kai Caster is on board to play a cowboy named Rowdy, while country singer Lainey Wilson will play a musician named Abby, and "Your Honor" actor Lilli Kay will play a Dutton family member's new assistant. Dawn Olivieri, who already appeared in "1883," will be doing double duty here as a "corporate shark" named Sarah, according to TVLine.