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Following last year’s nerve-wracking Season 3 finale, Yellowstone fans have been chomping at the bit to see the latest addition to the Yellowstone saga. Given the shocking turn of events that recently occurred, it’s understandable that Taylor Sheridan and his cast and crew have kept quiet about what’s yet to come! We’re learning some notable facts — and hearing a few rumors — about this season, so buckle up!

Yellowstone Season 4 Is Expected To Air This Summer, Though No Premiere Date Has Been Announced

Following a period of uncertainty regarding Season 4‘s production schedule and eventual release, it was revealed that filming began in late Summer/early Fall 2020 and continued through November. Yellowstone typically premieres in June, though it’s unclear if that’s the plan this time around. With May coming to a close, and no set release date announced, it’s not unreasonable to assume Season 4 will air later in the summer, if not early Fall. June is the rumored start date, so keep your eyes out for any announcements in the not-too-distant future!

Production Completely Moved To Montana In Season 4, Though The Show Also Reportedly Filmed In Fort Worth, TX

Though Yellowstone is set in Montana, production on the first three seasons has been localized in Utah, with a portion of shooting taking place in Darby, Montana. With Season 4, however, the production took place entirely in Montana! Even though Yellowstone is sticking to Montana nowadays, there were also reports that production briefly took place in Fort Worth, TX, which makes sense if they filmed some scenes connected to the spin-off, Yellowstone: 6666.

Kevin Costner Is Set To Return In Yellowstone Season 4, Though He’s Coy About John Dutton’s Future

It’s hard to imagine Yellowstone without Kevin Costner! His presence is one of the main reasons why people were drawn to check out the show, and it has given the actor one of his finest roles in years. Nevertheless, it would be a mighty big shame if Costner was no longer the central focus of Yellowstone, but that shouldn’t be a concern leading into Season 4. The Oscar winner will be reprising his role as John Dutton, though it is unclear what the future will hold for the character moving forward.

In a past interview, Kevin Costner remained coy about John Dutton’s future, cryptically admitting that “there’s an ending that” we’re “gonna see,” and one that Costner hopes is “powerful.” From there, the actor noted that he tries to make things that have a “dramatic arc,” and Yellowstone is no exception!

Kelly Reilly Is Expected To Appear, Though Beth’s Fate Remains Unknown

During the explosive Season 3 finale, the fate of Kelly Reilly’s Beth Dutton was deemed uncertain. The troubled character faced her fair share of woes over the course of the narrative, and this latest hurdle continues to test Beth’s resilience. While we can’t say for certain if she’s alive, there’s good reason to believe that Reilly will return for Season 4.

Jefferson White Claims Yellowstone Season 4 Is The ‘Best Season Yet’

Expectations are certainly high for Season 4! The Western drama series only continues to grow its following, and Season 3’s bombastic blowout of a finale suggests that there are major ramifications in store for this newest block of TV. Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy Hurdstrom, claimed that Yellowstone Season 4 is not only great but the “best season yet.” He noted that these new episodes are “incredible” and he praised the production for the “transformative” effect it had by shooting entirely in Montana.

The actor also teased fans by claiming that, while Season 3 had a slow-burn pace, Season 4 “starts out at this breakneck pace” that will keep fans glued to their screens. White is especially fond of the Season 4 premiere, which he distinguishes as his “favorite episode of the show.” There you have it, folks! Get hyped.

Yellowstone Season 4 Isn’t Expected To Be The Final Season

If you’re worried that Yellowstone is winding down its lonesome road, fret not. There’s reason to believe that the Western drama will continue down its trail past Season 4. The website for the Chief Joseph Ranch, where Yellowstone is often filmed, states that they are completely full with reservations in 2021, and they noted that the filming schedule for 2022 is currently “not available.” While this information doesn’t guarantee that Season 5 is filming there, there’s reason to believe that Paramount will hold tight to this pivotal location in the hopes of filming at least one more season at this ranch.

Taylor Sheridan has noted that he has an ending for Yellowstone in mind, and it sounds like he’s aiming to drive the series toward that conclusion, rather than try to extend the show indefinitely. Season 4 hasn’t been announced as the last season, so it might be safe to assume there will be at least one more, but we’ll have to wait and see!

Yellowstone Fans Can Look Forward To More Than Just Season 4

In the next couple of years, we’ll see not one, but two spin-offs set in the Yellowstone universe. They’re titled (at least tentatively) Yellowstone: 1883 and Yellowstone: 6666. The former is set to be a prequel that follows the early settler days of the Dutton family; the latter is expected to follow the day-to-day trials and tribulations of one of America’s most historic and foundational ranches.

If you want to know where to catch up on Seasons 1-3, we’ve gotcha covered! Happy watching!