Taylor Sheridan Brought the Yellowstone Season 5 Premiere to Fort Worth (2023)

While you and over 14 million others tuned in to the ratings-shattering season five premiere of Yellowstonelast night, its Oscar-nominated co-creator and screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, brought much of the cast to Fort Worth ― hosting its red carpet arrivals and after party at Hotel Drover, with a packed screening at the newly restored Isis Theater in the Stockyards.

No one knew what a phenomenon Yellowstonewould become, or that it would launch careers, incorporating real cowboys and cowgirls in its cast. The rocking-Y brand is now the internationally recognized symbol of John Dutton’s mythic family and his sprawling Yellowstone Ranch in Montana.

Episode one of this season has Kevin Costner’s raspy and rugged family patriarch reluctantly ascending to the Governor’s mansion. But, it ends with the death of another family member (I won’t spoil it for you).

That’s one of the hazards of being on a show like Yellowstone ― you never know when someone might be “going to the train station.”

The actors are not privy to what’s going to happen in each episode (much less how the storyline will unfold over the entire season). They have to wait until they receive their script. Many of the stars toldPaperCityFort Worth thatit’s always a relief to see their character is still breathing and they have lines to learn.

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When Taylor Sheridan thanked the audience ahead of Sunday night’s screening ― which was filled with his close family friends, as well as his business partners, and cast ― he said Paramount Network asked if he’d like to attend the premiere if they hosted it in Los Angeles. He said he wouldn’t be there. They offered up a New York premiere. He said he wouldn’t be there either. How about Dallas?

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“That’s about 30 miles too far to the east,” Sheridan replied, insisting the premiere take place in Fort Worth instead. “This time Hollywood comes to Fort Worth, instead of the other way around.”

On the red carpet, the tight-lipped ensemble cast was dutiful in not divulging much of anything about the upcoming season. That’s in their contract, I’m sure, but Sheridan has also gifted them all plausible deniability. You see, Yellowstone season five is still filming even as the premiere gets underway.

“It’s a dream come true. I want to go 10 seasons,” says Ian Bohen, who plays ranch hand Ryan.

His fellow bunkhouse pal, Colby, played by Denim Richards, who in real life is raising his family in Botswana, and commuting to Montana when Yellowstone is shooting, echoed the sentiment. “Your life changes by doing this type of show,” Richards says. “We are beating Sunday night football in the ratings.”

Piper Perabo’s environmental activist character Summer Higgins wound up in bed with John Dutton at one point last season, only to find herself behind bars by the end, thanks to Kelly Reilly’s mischievous Beth using her as an opportune scapegoat.

“With the way my character ended up in jail last season, you might be surprised to see me here on the red carpet,” Perabo says. “All I can tell you is that Summer is back this season. My advice is to never go head to head with Beth.”

Then there is newcomer Dawn Olivieri’s character to consider. Olivieri describes Sarah Atwood as a “Corporate shark brought in by Market Equities. She’s kind of a brunette Beth. It’s going to be a clash of the titans.”

Dynasty-esque catfights come to mind. We can’t wait.

Actor Moses Brings Plenty plays Mo, the right-hand man to Gil Birmingham’s Thomas Rainwater character, whose reservation is always at odds with Dutton Ranch. Mo instantly corrected my terminology when I asked about his own personal story as an “indigenous person or native American.” He doesn’t prefer either of those definitions.

“I’m an original person,” he says. “Not superior, just original to this land.”

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Mo is a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe, originally from South Dakota, and now resides in Kansas. He sees the role as an opportunity to educate, since so little of the actual history is ever taught or understood.

“I think it’s an important medium,” Brings Plenty tells PaperCity. “Taylor is able to open up the conversation and make it tasteful and make it digestible to a wider audience.”

Other Yellowstone fan favorites in town for the premiere included Luke Grimes who plays the brooding yet dutiful son Kayce Dutton. “I wasn’t a cowboy before this show, but now I want to be one,” he says. “Whenever I come down here to Texas it’s to hang out with Taylor.”

And, of course, Jen Landon’s rough-around-the-edges Teeter has become a breakout star of the show. The character’s thick, ofttimes unintelligible, Cajun accent and sharp-tongued lines provide comic relief to many a scene.

“I thought it was a foreign language when I first read the part,” Landon says. “It was written phonetically, and Teeter has far less diction than the rest of the cast.”

Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy Hurdstrom, was sent down to Texas last season to learn how to be a cowboy at the legendary 6666 Ranch, which was easy for Taylor Sheridan to stage since he now owns the over 142,000-acre spread. The possibility of a spin-off series spotlighting Jimmy and 6666 Ranch (whose new website now resembles a movie trailer) was at least teased in that respect.

What’s next for Jimmy? We’ll have to wait and see.

Taylor Sheridan’s Universe

Sheridan who lives in Fort Worth (technically on his Bosque Ranch in Weatherford) has become one of the city’s biggest promoters, intentionally shining a light on its film industry and the creatives who work here. At The Lone Star Film Festival Gala held on Friday, November 11, he was honored to receive the festival’s Larry McMurtry Award for championing his hometown.

Taylor Sheridan’s Paramount+ hit,1883, was filmed in Fort Worth over the summer of 2021, largely in the Stockyards National Historic District, which was completely transformed, as well as in nearby Granbury and on surrounding ranches. The next prequel telling the Dutton family saga is named 1923, starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. It is set for a December 18 release.

Sheridan unfolded the process of bringing his stories to life. A scene that has played out repeatedly over the years. First, he approaches the Paramount executives.

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“I have this idea, I have absolutely no idea if it’s going to work, and it’s going to cost around $175 million, so I’d really appreciate it if you’d stake your reputation, and most likely your career on this whim that I’ve come up with,” he says. “And they said yes. So, then I have to go to my wife and say, so you’re going to be a movie widow for nine months.

“I’m going to go somewhere remote (because I don’t like making things in the city), and I’m going to be gone for birthdays, and anniversaries. And, she says yes.”

Taylor Sheridan famously treats every episode in a series as if it were its own stand-alone movie. The results and Yellowstone’s authentic portrayals of Western lifestyles speak for themselves. And, he has many more projects in the works, including Lioness, and 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, which will also be filmed in and around Fort Worth beginning in early 2023.

What’s next for the Dutton family? Aside from its marketing and merchandising magic, ever-expanding storylines with prequels like 1923, and spinoffs in all directions, we can only be sure of one thing: “Power has a price.”

FAQs

Where can I see Yellowstone Season 5? ›

Where can I watch it? The only way to watch the fifth season of Yellowstone, in addition to its four previous seasons and spinoffs, is on the Paramount Network. The season's third episode, “Tall Drink of Water,” is set to air this Sunday, November 20.

What episodes of Yellowstone is Taylor Sheridan in? ›

Yellowstone (9 episodes)
  • A Thundering (episode 1)
  • The Reek of Desperation (episode 3) - uncredited.
  • Touching Your Enemy (episode 5)

Does Taylor Sheridan play Travis Wheatley in Yellowstone? ›

When Taylor Sheridan could not find an actor with good riding skills to play a trainer, he gave the role to himself. His character Travis Wheatley is a horse trainer and rodeo competitor for Bosque Ranch on Yellowstone.

What is the release date for season 5 Yellowstone? ›

In the United States, Yellowstone Season 5 will air on the Paramount Network channel at 8 pm ET each week, beginning with the first two episodes on November 13 and then episode 3 on November 20.

What is the name of Taylor Sheridan's ranch in Texas? ›

The show's co-creator and Fort Worth native Taylor Sheridan now owns the quarter-million-acre 6666 Ranch. The “Four-Sixes” ranch, as locals know it, sold for the first time since its founding in 1870, to “Yellowstone” co-creator and producer and Fort Worth native Taylor Sheridan.

Does Taylor Sheridan have a ranch in Weatherford Texas? ›

Bosque Ranch Partnership

Lippert® is excited to announce alongside Ranch Hand® and CURT® our partnership with Bosque Ranch, a 1,000-acre complex located in Weatherford, Texas. Bosque Ranch is the premiere equine facility owned by Taylor Sheridan, and the filming location for hit Television series Yellowstone and 1883.

Where does Taylor Sheridan live in Texas? ›

Sheridan has been married to actress and model Nicole Muirbrook since 2013. The pair have a son. They currently reside in Weatherford, Texas.

How much did Taylor Sheridan pay for Yellowstone ranch? ›

How much did Taylor Sheridan buy 6666 Ranch for? Taylor Sheridan reportedly purchased the historic 6666 Ranch, which has been a location for the filming of Yellowstone, as part of a group, for a whopping $320 million.

Is Kevin Costner's daughter in Yellowstone? ›

Kevin Costner

What is Taylor Sheridan's new series? ›

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan is expanding his universe of shows once more. His latest project, Lioness, is a drama series for Paramount+ about a young Marine (Laysla De Oliveira) who is recruited to the CIA's Lioness Engagement Team.

Who is the old cowboy on Yellowstone 6666 Ranch? ›

Buster Welch, a longtime horse trainer at the 6666 Ranch in West Texas, died at 94, according to a post on social media by "Yellowstone," the wildly popular television drama that Welch appeared on last fall. Welch, who was born in 1928, was a lifelong cowboy who began working on the Proctor Ranch in the 1940s.

Who does Kylie Rogers play in Yellowstone? ›

Kylie Rogers is an American actress, best known for playing the role of Minx Lawrence in The Whispers. She also stars as Anna Beam in Miracles from Heaven. Since 2018, Rogers has a recurring role as the younger version of the main character Beth Dutton in the American television series Yellowstone.

Who plays the old cowboy at the 6666 on Yellowstone? ›

Buster Welch, a well-known horse trainer at the 6666 Ranch in West Texas, has died, according to "Yellowstone" production. Welch played an older cowboy last season who helped the main character brush up on his cowboy skills. He was 94-years-old.

Is season 5 of Yellowstone on prime? ›

Season 5 will also stream on Amazon Prime, Vudu and iTunes purchased subscription. You can also watch all the past seasons on the Peacock.

Does Hulu have season 5 of Yellowstone? ›

Watch each episode of season 5 live on the Paramount Network with a Hulu + Live TV subscription.* In addition to Hulu's entire streaming library, Hulu + Live TV subscribers gain access to 75+ network and local channels,* including the Paramount Network.

How to watch Yellowstone season 5 on Peacock? ›

If you don't have a smart TV to watch Yellowstone on Peacock, you can use a plug-in streaming device such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Google Chromecast or Roku; or watch on an Xbox or PlayStation 4 or 5. You can also log into Peacock's website to watch Yellowstone on your computer.

Has season 5 of Yellowstone been confirmed? ›

Will Yellowstone Return for Season 5? Yes! Paramount Network confirmed on February 3 that the show will be back for a fifth season.

How many episodes does season 5 of Yellowstone have? ›

Will season 5 of Yellowstone be the last? ›

Cole Hauser, who plays Rip, confirmed that "it's not the last season" while chatting with PEOPLE at the Yellowstone season 5 premiere in New York City.

How many acres is Taylor Sheridan's ranch in Texas? ›

The ink is officially dry on the sale of the historic West Texas 6666 Ranch, which carried a price tag of over $320 million for 266,255-plus acres. Taylor Sheridan, fellow Texan and American screenwriter, now owns a property filled with the history starting in the 1800s, according to a news release.

Who owns the biggest ranch in Texas? ›

Nicknamed the “largest ranch under one fence,” the Waggoner ranch covers 535,000 acres, making it not only one of the largest ranches in Texas but one of the largest contiguous ranches in the United States. It had been owned by the same family from 1849 until 2016, when it was sold to Stan Kroenke.

Why is Sheridans ranch called 6666? ›

According to legend, Samuel Burnett won the ranch in a card game with four sixes. However, his descendants deny that and say the name of the ranch actually comes from the fact that Burnett branded his first heard of cattle with "6666." You say it as "Four Sixes," not like the number of the beast plus an extra 6.

How many acres did Taylor Sheridan buy in Texas? ›

At 266,000 acres that sprawl across four counties, it's one of the biggest ranches in the Lone Star state. While the final purchase price hasn't been made public, records show it was listed for $341 million. Four Sixes Ranch. On the ranch website there is an article from 2020 featuring the Hollywood heavyweight.

Who bought the Four Sixes ranch with Taylor Sheridan? ›

The Four Sixes Ranch, located about 200 miles from Fort Worth, sold for $192.2 million Friday. The ranch, which contains over 142,000 acres, was reportedly purchased by a group led by ”Yellowstone” producer Taylor Sheridan. Sam Middleton, the owner of Chas S.

Where are Taylor Sheridan's ranches? ›

The Four Sixes sits near Guthrie, Texas, four hours west of Dallas. Sheridan is from nearby Fort Worth, Texas, and is an avid horseman. Perhaps not coincidentally, his role on Yellowstone is as a liaison to the Four Sixes for the Dutton family in Montana.

How many acres is the 6666 Ranch in Texas? ›

Being one of the largest ranches in Texas, the 6666's Ranch comprises 142,372 acres, more or less. To put this massive ranch in perspective, the ranch encompasses almost 225 square miles of land. The ranch generally measures approximately 20 miles long from north to south and around 12 miles wide from east to west.

How much does paramount pay Taylor Sheridan? ›

In 2021, Paramount gave Sheridan a multiyear development deal that will reportedly pay him $200 million.

Who owns the 46 ranch in Texas? ›

Four Sixes Ranch is part of the famous Burnett Ranches LLC, which is among the most storied family-run businesses in Texas history.

How much is John Dutton's land worth? ›

Assuming that price per acre is maintained across all 750,000, you're looking at a cool $7.5 BILLION for the fictional ranch. But how realistic is that? Not very.

How much do extras get paid on Yellowstone? ›

Casting Directors say they are looking for adults to portray upscale ladies and gentlemen in business suits and business dresses. Those who are selected to work on the project will be paid extras. Extras will receive $130 day for 12 hours plus $40 gas bump.

Was Jamie's mother on Yellowstone related to the Duttons? ›

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In season three, we find out that Jamie Dutton was adopted by the Dutton family. His father, Garrett Randall, actually killed Jamie's birth mother when Jamie was just a baby and served many years in prison.

Is Kevin Costner leaving Yellowstone show? ›

Kevin Costner is not leaving Yellowstone and will return as John Dutton in season 5. However, there has been no official confirmation on whether Costner will be returning for season 6, if there will be one. But, judging by his recent interviews, he has no plans to hang up his cowboy hat just yet.

Who is the most popular cast member on Yellowstone? ›

1. Rip Wheeler. Easily one of the most popular characters of Yellowstone is none other than Rip Wheeler. Loyal, tough, and lovable, he is a ranch hand that is married to Beth.

How do I get Paramount Plus for free? ›

Just open the Paramount+ app on a supported device (or click here to view a list), and select Watch Free Episodes to get started. To stream for free with your TV provider login credentials, just go to www.cbs.com or the CBS app, which is available for download in the App Store, Google Play or Amazon.

How many episodes are there in 1883? ›

What shows are Taylor Sheridan working on? ›

Everything we know about Taylor Sheridan's upcoming projects: Yellowstone S5, Tulsa King, 1923, Land Man, 6666, The Bass Reeves Story, and Lioness.

Who are the 3 Gods in Texas? ›

"There are three Gods in Texas: the Almighty himself, Buster Welch and George Strait. You just met one of them," said a ranch hand on the television drama.

Which actors are real cowboys on Yellowstone? ›

Not only did Sheridan teach all the actors how to ride, he even sent them to “cowboy camp” to live alongside actual cowboys. With the exception of Kelly Reilly, Forrie J. Smith, and Kevin Costner, all main actors rode up into the mountains to live off the land and learn what it takes to be a real cowboy. What is this?

Who is the top ranch hand on Yellowstone? ›

Rip Wheeler is the foreman of the Dutton Ranch, and John Dutton's right hand man. He's the man John Dutton calls on whenever he needs any situation handled -- even if that means stepping outside of the law.

Who is the Indian woman with big lips in Yellowstone? ›

Angela Blue Thunder is a Yellowstone character played by Q'orianka Kilcher.

Who is the new female actress on Yellowstone? ›

Lilli Kay and Dawn Olivieri are new additions to the 'Yellowstone' cast, while Mo Brings Plenty is now a series regular.

Who is the new Indian girl in Yellowstone? ›

Kelsey Asbille Chow (born September 9, 1991) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Mikayla in the Disney XD sitcom Pair of Kings, and as Monica Dutton in the TV Series Yellowstone.
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Kelsey Asbille.
Kelsey Asbille Chow
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Partner(s)William Moseley (2012–present)
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Who is the handsome cowboy on Yellowstone? ›

Ian Bohen as Ryan in Yellowstone | Ian bohen, Handsome cowboys, Cowboy outfits.

Is 4 6's a real ranch? ›

While "Yellowstone" is set on a fictional ranch in Montana, the Four Sixes setting on the show is the real thing, an operating ranch near Guthrie, about four hours west of Dallas. The Four Sixes has had strong ties to Fort Worth for over a century.

Why did Jimmy have to go to Texas? ›

After John Dutton found he had been unable to turn Jimmy into a real cowhand that he could rely on, he sent him off to the 6666 Ranch in Texas.

How much did Taylor Sheridan buy the ranch for? ›

The ink is officially dry on the sale of the historic West Texas 6666 Ranch, which carried a price tag of over $320 million for 266,255-plus acres. Taylor Sheridan, fellow Texan and American screenwriter, now owns a property filled with the history starting in the 1800s, according to a news release.

How many horses does Taylor Sheridan own? ›

Sheridan grew up on a ranch in Bosque County, Texas, where cowboying was a way of life. Given his cowboy roots, it's no surprise he became one of the greatest Western storytellers of his time. He now resides on a beautiful ranch in Weatherford, Texas, with his wife, son, and over a hundred Quarter horses.

Why is Taylor Sheridan in the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame? ›

Western Performance Horse Industry Involvement

Sheridan has been extremely involved in the Western performance horse industry as of late, first as a competitor in reining and then in cutting. He also owns high-caliber reined cow horse contender, Kreyzy Horse, a son of Dual Rey who has earned more than $82,000.

How many acres is 4 6's ranch? ›

At more than 142,000 acres, the Four Sixes was initially listed for $341 million.

What are metallic cats worth? ›

Bred by the Roan Rangers and shown by Beau Galyean for then-owners Alvin and Becky Fults' Fults Ranch, the stallion never lost a cow in the cutting pen and amassed more than $637,000 in lifetime earnings.

How much did Sheridan pay for the Four Sixes ranch? ›

The Four Sixes Ranch Was Officially Sold To Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan For $192 Million.

Who is the old cowboy in Texas on Yellowstone? ›

Buster Welch, a well-known horse trainer at the 6666 Ranch in West Texas, has died, according to "Yellowstone" production. Welch played an older cowboy last season who helped the main character brush up on his cowboy skills. He was 94-years-old.

Where does Taylor Sheridan get his money? ›

Taylor earns his living by being an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He gains the limelight after playing David Hale role in 'Sons of Anarchy'. As of 2022, his annual income is $250,000. The primary source of his income comes from writing scripts, acting in various movies, and directing movies.

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