‘Yellowstone’ TV Reportedly Eyeing November Release Date for Season 4

by Jennifer Shea
Photo Credit: Yellowstone Gallery, Paramount Network Press Center, Viacom

At long last, “Yellowstone” fans’ wait for word on the Season 4 premiere date may be over.

Deadline is reporting that the Paramount Network is mulling an early November premiere date. That would put it months after the series’ traditional premiere date in June.

Their reasoning reportedly goes something like this: November is the typical launch corridor for returning prestige and must-see shows. And the network will be able to cross-promote “Yellowstone” on CBS’s NFL broadcasts, too.

And in the meantime, there’s no need for “Yellowstone” fans to despair of the long wait. Paramount is airing a July 4 weekend marathon of all three previous “Yellowstone” seasons. It kicks off at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 3, and will feature teasers for Season 4.

Season 4 Brings New Additions to ‘Yellowstone’ Cast

The new season of “Yellowstone” will feature some fresh faces. For instance, Jacki Weaver will play the CEO of Market Equities, Caroline Warner, who is trying to pick apart the Dutton family’s ranch property. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Piper Perabo will play a Portland protester who comes to Montana to oppose industrialized farming and animal slaughter.

Meanwhile, Kathryn Kelly will portray a vet tech who becomes friends with one of the ranch hands on the Dutton ranch. And Finn Little will play Carter, a boy not unlike the young Rip who needs some adult supervision and guidance on how to be a man.

Little will become a series regular. Weaver, Perabo and Kelly will have recurring roles.

‘Y:1883’ Is Set to Begin Production

For those keeping tabs on the various “Yellowstone” spinoffs, “Y:1883” is reportedly set to begin production in Texas on Aug. 23.

The “Yellowstone” prequel charts the Dutton family’s progress Westward toward prosperity from impoverished beginnings. And it tells the story of how settlers expanding across the country came into conflict with the Native American tribes populating the plains.

And how’s the “6666” spinoff – about a high-caliber Texas ranch where cowboys are made and the finest horses and livestock in the world are raised – going so far? Well, the latest news on “6666” is that “Yellowstone” co-creator Taylor Sheridan, who’s also behind “6666,” is trying to become the new owner of the legendary Four Sixes Ranch.

According to the Texas Monthly, the ranch was put up for sale in February 2020 after the death of Anne Windfohr Marion, the great-granddaughter of Samuel “Burk” Burnett, who founded the ranch back in 1870. The Four Sixes, which is almost double the size of Chicago, is a prosperous ranching brand, with solar and wind generation rights and mineral rights to boot.

Sheridan is leading a group of buyers who are reportedly paying somewhere in the neighborhood of $341.7 million for the property, which encompasses three working ranches. The Monthly predicts that the Four Sixes will likely remain a working ranch with Sheridan et al. as owners.

Still, the ranch is also likely to provide a pretty backdrop for the new spinoff. In fact, production for “Yellowstone” reportedly occurred on parts of the property last autumn. Looks like Sheridan is already making himself at home there.