yellowstone Season 5 is undeniably one of the most anticipated TV “events” of 2022, having easily become one of the most watched shows across multiple platforms with the release of Season 4 the year before. While we know the new episodes are currently being filmed in Montana, not much has been said about what fans can expect other than Kelly Reilly He points out that Beth Dutton is a seemingly content person when the premiere begins. Now, however, Paramount Network has a lot more to offer fans with a major cast update for Season 5, including returning guest stars, a few returning actors getting long-overdue promotions, as well as some brand new faces joining the cast yellowstone Universe.
When The Season 5 renewal first went publicParamount Network revealed almost everyone is in The main cast would return as series regulars, including Jefferson White as Jimmy and Kathryn Kelly as Jimmy’s now-wife Emily. Only a few names were missing from the list, with Piper Perabo later hints that her character Summer will be back, and one of those stars will now officially return. So let’s dive into all the new updates.
Actors return for Yellowstone Season 5
As Season 4 ends in some annoying ways for various members of the Dutton family, especially Wes Bentley’s now-crazy Jamie, it’s up to all potential adversaries to step forward and take advantage of the fact that the Paradise Valley clan isn’t necessarily at full strength. (One can never be sure how long John will make it until his next heartbreaking episode.) Someone who has absolutely expressed her intent to destroy family and her precious country is Caroline Warner of Jacki Weaver and her Market Equities team and Weaver were fortunate to be part of the casting news along with some other returning cast members as noted below:
- Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner
- Josh Lucas as young John Dutton
- Kylie Rogers as young Beth Dutton
- Kyle Red Silverstein as Young Rip Wheeler
Looks like yellowstone will definitely return to the Dutton family’s past, although not quite as far back as Season 4 did with the flashbacks to Tim McGraw’s James Dutton and his family. Rather into the same era we’ve seen in the past, with Josh Lucas’ younger John Dutton as the father of Kylie Rogers’ Beth. Considering where things stand for Jamie, with Kelly Reilly teasing the possibility Rip could learn the real story behind Beth’s pregnancy and sterilizationIs it possible for the flashbacks to return to that time in the characters’ lives and show us how Beth and Rip’s lives unfolded after those events.
Pretty much everyone in there yellowstone brings the wares weekly, from the actors we see every week to those who only stop by when the story calls for it. Thankfully, two stars from the latter category received well-deserved promotions for Season 5.
Fans can look forward to seeing more from newly established season regulars Mo Brings Plenty and Wendy Moniz when the new season begins later this year. The former memorably portrayed the character Mo, Thomas Rainwater’s second-in-command, while Moniz is known for playing Montana Gov. Lynelle Perry, who spent some time between the sheets and on the street with John Dutton. One can only assume that Lynelle’s increased presence will result in John running for governor, assuming that plan actually goes through.
New Actors in Season 5 of Yellowstone
In view of yellowstone already has what appears to be 100 leading actors in its ensemble, it’s always surprising to hear of new actors joining in the fun. (I think it helps that this show doesn’t shy away from killing anyone who poses a major threat to John and the ranch.) And now we know the following quartet of actors will appear in Season 5’s narrative:
- Kai Caster as a young cowboy named Rowdy
- Lainey Wilson as a musician named Abby
- Lilli Kay as Clara Brewer, a new assistant to someone in the Dutton family
- Dawn Olivieri as Sarah Atwood, a new resident of Montana who is known as the corporate shark
Not much to speculate with these descriptions, but we can make a few guesses. It’s possible that Kai Caster’s Rowdy could enter the mix as a new rancher, while Lainey Wilson’s Abby could potentially be a new love interest for Ryan Bingham’s Walker, but that’s mostly because he’s the show’s central musician at this point is.
It’s safe to assume that Lilly Kay’s Clara Brewer won’t be Beth’s assistant as that position likely has a faster turnover rate than Murphy Brown secretaries. In the meantime, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Dawn Olivieri’s Sarah Atwood as one of Caroline Warner’s henchmen, or maybe even one of Caroline’s bosses. It’s hard to predict how high up the Market Equities ladder will climb, and just as hard to predict when they’ll find out they can’t win against the Duttons. However, if Sarah is on Beth and John’s side, then Caroline better watch her back and neck.
While waiting to hear more updates from yellowstone Season 5, which is scheduled to premiere on Outstanding network Don’t forget Dutton’s origin story on Sunday, November 13th 1883 is available to stream for anyone with one Paramount+ subscription.