The Yellowstone Season 4 premiere is almost here. The next chapter of the Dutton family saga arrives Sunday, with fans watching the latest trailers and promos for clues to the fate of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton and his children.
You’ve got a few days left to watch Yellowstone Seasons 1-3 and catch up on all the wild, western action. In the drama, Costner plays John Dutton, the sixth-generation patriarch of the Dutton family, who manages the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. This is still a frontier land and the ranch is under constant attack from land developers, an Indian reservation and the nearby national park.
John’s family includes son Kayce Dutton, a former Navy SEAL whose wife, Monica, is native. There is daughter Beth Dutton, a financier who struggles with substance abuse problems. The youngest son Jamie Dutton is a lawyer and aspiring politician. And Rip Wheeler is the ranch foreman with romantic ties to Beth.
The explosive season 3 finale left with many Duttons’ lives at stake. No one is safe – not even Costner! (Just kidding, he’s safe.)
Here’s everything we know so far about Yellowstone Season 4.
Yellowstone Season 4 Release Date
Paramount Network has set the Yellowstone Season 4 release date for Sunday, November 7.
Fans have been waiting months for a confirmed premiere date. Many hoped that season 4 would fall around Father’s Day, as all three previous seasons premiered in June. And filming wrapped up in November (although some new shoots took place this spring). Ah, they say absence makes the heart grow.
Yellowstone Season 4 Trailer and Teasers
The first full trailer of Season 4 of Yellowstone is packed with action and emotional showdowns. “Don’t die because of me,” Rip Wheeler orders a bloodied John Dutton caught in a hailstorm of bullets?
Meanwhile, the infamous Garrett is back to telling his biological son, Jamie Dutton. He does not believe in the concepts of ‘fair’ or ‘moral’. “What about right or wrong?” asks Jamie. And Garrett replies, “There’s no such thing.”
Previously, Paramount Network released the first Yellowstone Season 4 teaser trailer in early July, giving us a first glimpse of footage from the upcoming season. While much of the footage is re-edited scenes from previous episodes, we get our first look at Rip and John in the wake of the third season finale.
And check out this promo that teases season 4 but also advises fans to refresh their memories by streaming seasons 1-3 ahead of the premiere:
Yellowstone Season 4 Cast
Kevin Costner leads the cast of Yellowstone as John Dutton, a sixth-generation patriarch of the Dutton family who operates the Yellowstone/Dutton Ranch.
Cast members including: join him
- Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton, the son of John and a former US Navy SEAL
- Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton, John’s daughter, and a financier
- Wes Bentley as Jamie Dutton, John’s son and a lawyer and aspiring politician.
- Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Beth .’s ranch foreman and love interest
- Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton, Kayce’s wife who is Native American
- Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton, Kayce and Monica’s son
- Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater, chief of the nearby Native American tribe
- Ian Bohen as Ryan, a ranch hand
- Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce, a senior ranch hand
- Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom, a ranch hand
- Denim Richards as Colby, a ranch hand
Season 3 introduced new faces to the ranch, but it’s unclear if they’ll be back for Season 4. They include Josh Holloway as Roarke Morris, Karen Pittman as Willa Hays, and Will Patton as Garrett Randall.
Deadline also reports that new cast members will arrive in season four, including Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom) as Caroline Warner, the “CEO of Market Equities trying to crush John Dutton’s hold on his sprawling Montana ranch.”
Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Kathryn Kelly (Nashville) and Finn Little (Those Who Wish Me Dead) also join the cast of the show.
Yellowstone Season 4 Plot and Spoilers
Yellowstone season 4 will have a huge cliffhanger to solve after the season finale ended so explosively. A bomb went off in Beth’s office while Kayce and John were the target of separate shootings. Will the three Duttons survive?
The teaser has already confirmed that John survives the events of the finale. It must have something to do with the “powerful” resolution Kevin Costner claimed the character was in a… local Fox interview.
As for Beth, both Reilly and Hauser have… talked about her future with Rip, meaning she comes out of the bombing. Assuming Beth is alive, maybe she and Rip will finally make it official and get married.
That said, there’s also a lot of online speculation that Beth is dying, with one Reddit thread reported in Rural living suggesting that the fact that John is alive makes it more likely that Beth isn’t. We can’t of course know if this is true, but it’s always nice to see what people think.
Fans can at least look forward to season 4 from a “breaking pace”, according to cast member White. It seems likely that the Duttons and their allies will respond to the bombings and shootings with some sort of retaliation. As Hauser told Deadline, season 4, episode 1 could be titled “Wrath of Rip”.
“After that, everyone’s in danger in Montana,” he said. But given the teaser trailer’s focus on revenge, it looks like the Duttons will be making some reckoning.
Another intriguing storyline for Season 4 is the strained relationship between the Duttons and the area’s indigenous people. Again, things seem to be boiling over, and Monica may be a vital part of that, as she appears to be becoming a leader of the local tribe.
Yellowstone fans get even more Dutton ranch action with a prequel series on Paramount Plus. Titled Y:1883, the spin-off is set 125 years in the past before the family was wealthy or influential.
According to Paramount Plus, Y:1883 “follows the Dutton family as they journey west across the Great Plains to the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion and an intense study of a family living the fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana.”
Y:1883 will premiere sometime in 2021. Watch the teaser trailer: