“Yellowstone” fans can finally mark their calendars for the Season 4 premiere. The Western just dropped its first teaser trailer and premiere date, which is Sunday, Nov. 7.
Viewers will get their first look at the Dutton family in several months, plus two episodes worth of drama and suspense. Deadline revealed earlier that Paramount Network and Paramount+ will release the first two episodes of “Yellowstone” on Nov. 7, followed by weekly episodes every Sunday night.
There’s definitely plenty of ground to cover in a two-episode premiere. Between Kevin Costner’s John Dutton bleeding out on the road and Beth Dutton’s (Kelly Reilly) office getting blown to bits. And let’s not forget Kayce’s (Luke Grimes) gunfight with nameless mercenaries.
In the “Yellowstone” teaser, we get a glimpse of John Dutton after he gets shot down, bleeding on the road as crows circle overhead. The teaser doesn’t confirm whether or not he’ll survive the premiere episodes. The only clue we get is an unknown voice saying, “We’re at war, you and me.” Anyone else got goosebumps?
What Else is in Store for ‘Yellowstone’ Fans?
According to Deadline, MTV Entertainment Group partners with Viacom CBS to put together the show, while 101 Studios serves as the production company. The three corporations hope to build up executive producer Taylor Sheridan’s “universe” of shows by later releasing two more Sheridan shows right after the premiere of “Yellowstone.”
On Nov. 14, Paramount will debut “Mayor of Kingstown,” a Michigan-based contemporary drama set in the same world as “Yellowstone.” Jeremy Renner will star as the lead, alongside Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Pha’rez Lass, Tobi Bamtefa, Emma Laird, Derek Webster and Taylor Handley.
Deadline revealed that “Mayor of Kingstown” follows a family of “power brokers running for-profit prisons” in Michigan. The show will explore deep themes of “systemic racism, corruption and inequality, providing a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.”
And later, on Dec. 19, viewers will get their first look at “1883,” the “Yellowstone” prequel show. Starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, the series traces the Dutton family history. James and Margaret Dutton follow Shea Brennan (Elliott) across the country to find their fortune in Montana.
Taylor Sheridan also executive produces “1883,” rounding out his trio of shows to debut this fall. The Sheridan-verse already promises to be thrilling, moving, and a hell of a ride for Western fans.
What Do the Show Execs Have to Say?
MTV Entertainment President and CEO Chris McCarthy spoke to Deadline earlier about the upcoming fall premieres.
“Our strategy is to make ‘Yellowstone,’ the massive # 1 hit with more than 10 million fans, into a global hit franchise under the incredible creative vision of Taylor Sheridan’s world building storytelling,” McCarthy said.
“These new series will debut on Paramount+ and have special premiere day sneak episodes behind ‘Yellowstone,'” McCarthy explained. “Introducing this huge audience to these new stories, allowing us to leverage our linear platforms to fuel the growth of Paramount+ which will stream each series exclusively after episode two.”
Paramount+ will take the reins on “1883” and “Mayor of Kingstown” rather than Paramount Network’s cable channel. The execs hope to move more fans on to the streaming platform by hooking them with these exclusive, original shows.