‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Will Kill Off Major Characters, Hints Creator Taylor Sheridan
— Updated on 26 June 2023

‘Yellowstone’ Season 5 Will Kill Off Major Characters, Hints Creator Taylor Sheridan

— Updated on 26 June 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Yellowstone has toyed with our hearts on previous occasions by threatening to execute the Dutton family, i.e. the third season’s cliffhanger finale. Yellowstone season 5, however, will actually have the stones to go through with it, according to series creator Taylor Sheridan.

“If you look at everyone as a chess piece in [Yellowstone] season 5, it is impossible to keep playing the game without taking chess pieces off the board,” Taylor Sheridan told Entertainment Tonight.

All I’m saying is if Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) dies, we riot.

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Despite whatever may be coming on the immediate horizon, the neo-western drama won’t conclude here. Although the final chapter is in sight.

“I know how it ends. I’m writing to that ending,” Taylor Sheridan revealed during an interview with The New York Times.

“There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion – you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful.”

“It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”

Yellowstone Season 5 Will Kill Off Major Characters, Hints Creator Taylor Sheridan

Elsewhere, the actor-turned-powerhouse Hollywood creative echoed a similar sentiment.

“You have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.”

“You have to keep moving forward, and there have to be consequences in the world, and there has to be an evolution toward a conclusion.”

“Can that be another two seasons beyond this? It could.”

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The forthcoming instalment, which is scheduled to drop on November 13th (US) / November 14th (Australia), will be an XXL affair, split into two parts comprised of seven episodes each. And the stakes have certainly been raised like never before.

The fifth season’s main storyline involves patriarch John Dutton (Kevin 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,” Costner’s beloved leading character vows with a hand on bible as he’s sworn into office, as previewed in the recently-released full-length trailer.

Yellowstone Season 5 Will Kill Off Major Characters, Hints Creator Taylor Sheridan

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With Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) now back in the fold after [SPOILERS] executing his own biological father at the behest of a certain vindictive younger sibling (Kelly Reilly), 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,” Bentley’s Jamie warns John in a later part of the Yellowstone season 5 trailer.

“We’re already at war,” John Dutton replies bluntly.

Check it out above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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