Yellowstone is a hugely popular drama series on Paramount Network that follows the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in the United States. The show stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the patriarch of the family trying to maintain control of the Yellowstone ranch from threats like land developers and Native Americans.
With its stunning Montana scenery, family drama, and Western action, Yellowstone has built up a big fanbase over its first five seasons. Fans are eagerly awaiting details on Yellowstone season 6 and when they can expect new episodes. Here’s everything we know so far about the Yellowstone season 6 release date, cast, trailer, and other updates.
Yellowstone Season 6 Release Date Info
Yellowstone season 5 premiered in November 2022 and finished up its 14-episode run in January 2023. The show was renewed for a sixth season months before season 5 even aired.
Paramount Network has not yet announced an official release date for Yellowstone season 6. But based on the production timeline for previous seasons, we can make an educated guess.
Filming on new seasons of Yellowstone typically begins in late spring or early summer, with new episodes premiering in the fall. Seasons 1, 2, and 4 all followed this timeline.
So if season 6 follows a similar schedule, we can expect filming to kick off around May/June 2023. This would allow time for post-production work over the summer before a November/December 2023 premiere date.
The COVID-19 pandemic did disrupt the show’s timeline somewhat for seasons 4 and 5, which aired slightly later than normal. But assuming there are no significant pandemic-related delays, a fall 2023 release seems likely for Yellowstone season 6.
Who’s in the Cast for Season 6?
The main Dutton family is expected to return for season 6, including:
- Kevin Costner as John Dutton
- Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
- Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
- Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton
- Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
Kevin Costner’s John Dutton is the central character, so it’s highly unlikely the show would continue without him. Costner also serves as an executive producer on Yellowstone.
Major supporting characters who are likely to come back include:
- Kelsey Asbille as Monica Dutton
- Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
- Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom
- Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
- Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield
- Ian Bohen as Ryan
There’s been no word yet on whether Josh Holloway will return as Roarke Morris in season 6. His character was arrested at the end of season 5, so his future is up in the air.
And with the bombshell event in the season 5 finale, it remains to be seen who will survive into season 6 when the dust settles. The finale left the fate of several characters in jeopardy.
What Might Happen in Season 6?
Yellowstone season 5 ended on a major cliffhanger, with the Duttons under attack from an unknown enemy. Based on comments from the cast and creator Taylor Sheridan, season 6 will deal with the aftermath of this coordinated assault on the family.
Kevin Costner has hinted that season 6 could see John Dutton take a step back from directly fighting his enemies. He may try a more strategic approach after barely surviving the events of the finale.
The identity and motivations of whoever orchestrated the attacks will surely be a main focus in season 6. The Duttons will be hungry for revenge against this new threat.
Jamie’s role going forward is also very precarious after the secrets he uncovered about his biological father. Sheridan says Jamie will have to answer for his “sins” in season 6.
With Beth now in control of Schwartz & Meyer, she may use the company’s resources to strike back against her enemies. Her simmering feud with Caroline Warner is likely to boil over again as well.
There will also probably be more drama around the campaign for Montana governor. Based on the finale, Jamie seems to have the upper hand for now with his blackmail material against John. But this battle is far from over.
And of course, season 6 will continue to explore the other outside threats to the Yellowstone ranch, including the developers looking to take their land.
Yellowstone Season 6 Trailer & Updates
Paramount Network has not released a trailer yet for Yellowstone season 6, as the new episodes are still likely many months away. Trailers normally drop within a month or so of a season’s premiere date.
Once filming is underway, we may get some sneak peeks at season 6 in the form of promotional photos and videos. But full footage will likely be kept under wraps until much closer to the season 6 premiere later in 2023.
As more details emerge about Yellowstone season 6 in the coming months, we’ll provide updates on the release date, cast announcements, plot teasers, and trailers.
Stay tuned for all the latest news about the sixth season of the Dutton family drama!
FAQs About Yellowstone Season 6
When will Yellowstone season 6 be released?
An official release date has not been set yet, but a fall 2023 premiere is likely based on past seasons’ timelines.
What cast members are returning for season 6?
Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, and Cole Hauser are among the main cast expected to return. But the season 5 finale put many characters’ futures in question.
How did season 5 end?
The finale ended on a cliffhanger, with the Dutton family under attack from an unknown enemy. John, Beth, and Kayce were all left in jeopardy as the season closed.
Will Josh Holloway be in season 6 as Roarke Morris?
It’s unclear at this point if Holloway will return as Roarke in season 6. The character was arrested in the season 5 finale, so his future role is up in the air.
When will the first season 6 trailer be released?
There is no trailer yet, as season 6 has not started filming. A trailer likely won’t drop until close to the season premiere in late 2023 once editing is complete.
What will season 6 be about?
It will deal with the aftermath of the attacks on the Duttons and explore who was behind it. Revenge against their enemies will be a main plot point. The feud over the Montana governorship will also continue to play out.