Ahead of its November 13th (US) / November 14th (Australia) release date, Stan has dropped an explosive full-length Yellowstone season 5 trailer to get our freak juices flowing.
The footage serves as a healthy reminder of why we love the Kevin Costner-led Western drama: political scheming, razor-sharp one-liners, and borderline excessive violence. The key ingredients of all good binge-fodder.
The fifth season’s main storyline will, of course, involve family patriarch John Dutton (Costner) cementing his clan’s dynastic hegemony within Montana from the newly-earned position of state governor.
“I, John Dutton, do solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution of the state of Montana against all enemies: domestic and foreign,” John Dutton vows, hand on bible, as he’s sworn into office.
With Wes Bentley’s Jamie Dutton now back in the fold after – SPOILERS – executing his own biological father at the behest of a certain vindictive + acid-tongued younger sibling, it’ll be interesting to see whether his loyalty to his adopted family will actually count for something. Or whether Jamie is simply lying in wait to exact his vengeance.
“Signing this order is a declaration of war,” Jamie warns John in a later part of the Yellowstone season 5 trailer.
“We’re already at war,” replies John Dutton.
What we’ve received today is a substantially meatier preview than the 15-second teaser we received a few months ago.
Unveiled at the MTV Video Music Awards back in August, it offered little more than a succession of quick cuts, transitioning from a concerned Beth Dutton (Kelly Reilly) to an equally-concerned Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) to a burnt-out Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes).
Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) gets a spotlight in his natural state – loading a gun – before the footage is punctuated by Kevin Costner in character as the family patriarch, John Dutton, walking towards the camera in slow-mo.
“We’ll show the world who we are and what we do,” Kevin Costner’s John Dutton can be heard saying in the promo voiceover.
Yellowstone is scheduled to return with an XXL two-hour premiere event. But that’s not all…
When we said there was a shitload more Yellowstone content on the horizon, we weren’t joking. In addition to both the main series and its first prequel Y: 1883, series co-creator Taylor Sheridan has been busy with:
- the recently renamed prequel Y: 1923 starring Harrison Ford & Helen Mirren
- another prequel named Y: 1981 (still in early talks)
- Y:1883-related story Bass Reeves starring David Oyelowo
- as well as the Jimmy-centric spin-off 6666 (backdoored in Yellowstone season 4)
Yellowstone season 5 also arrives on the exact same day as Taylor Sheridan’s next major release with Paramount+: a mafia series starring screen icon Sylvester Stallone dubbed Tusla King.
On the off-chance the prospect of Sly’s television debut alone didn’t provoke any sort of excitement, it’s worth noting Sheridan has co-created the upcoming series with Terence Winter — writer and executive producer for classic HBO mob drama The Sopranos, creator of the premium cable network’s other hit mob drama Boardwalk Empire.
Somewhere along the way, Winter also found time to adapt Jordan Belfort’s ludicrous life story into a screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
According to Deadline, here’s the Tulsa King synopsis:
Tulsa King follows New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) who – as he’s being released from prison after 25 years – is unceremoniously exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma and start his new life. Realizing that his mob family might not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a new crew from a group of unlikely characters – one that prioritizes loyalty – to help him establish a new criminal empire in a place that to him might as well be another planet.
Sylvester Stallone has been joined by Domenick Lombardozzi as Charles ‘Chickie’ Invernizzi, Max Casella as Armand Truisi, Vincent Piazza as Vince Antonacci, Dashiell Connery as Clint, Jeff Panzarella as Carmine, Chris Caldovino as Goodie Carangi, Jay Will as Tyson, Parker Cassady as Cowboy, Blakelyn Giles as Cooper “Military,” and more.
Once again, the Yellowstone season 5 release date is November 13th (US) / November 14th (Australia) – check out the full-length trailer above.