Season 4 of the top-rated drama will kick off Nov. 7, followed by two new Taylor Sheridan series.
The wait is over: Season 4 of Yellowstone has a confirmed start date — Nov. 7 — on Paramount Network.
But wait, there’s more: Two new series also wearing the brand of writer-producer Taylor Sheridan are set to launch on the Paramount+ streaming channel.
Mayor of Kingstown — set to debut Nov. 14 — focuses on members of the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. While tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series dramatizes their efforts to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The cast includes Jeremy Renner (star of Sheridan’s Wind River), Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Pha’rez Lass, Tobi Bamtefa, Emma Laird, Derek Webster and Taylor Handley.
1883, the Yellowstone prequel premiering Dec. 19, follows the Dutton family as they journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. The series is described as “a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.” Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and C&I reader favorite Sam Elliott are the stars.
Paramount Network will air a special simulcast for both Mayor of Kingston and 1883 following Yellowstone to promote the new series. Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment, explains the game plan: “Our strategy is to make Yellowstone, the massive No. 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. These new series will debut on Paramount+ and have special premiere day sneak episodes behind Yellowstone, introducing this huge audience to these new stories [and] allowing us to leverage our linear platforms to fuel the growth of Paramount+, which will stream each series exclusively after episode two.”
But what we really want to know is: How will Season 4 of Yellowstone resolve the Season 3 finale cliffhanger? Is Kevin Costner down for the count, or...?