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We’ve known Yellowstone Season 5 will be 14 episodes long for a while now, but new details reveal how it will be split up alongside an official plot synopsis.

As everyone ramps up for the Season 5 premiere, a few key, previously-unknown specifics have surfaced. Firstly, Vudu’s listing for Yellowstone Season 5 specifies that the first half of this season will be 8 episodes long, and not 7 as previously anticipated.

Paramount Network is developing Season 5 as a 14-episode epic, as opposed to the traditional 10 of seasons past. This tall order will be split into two halves, however, with the second half hitting in early 2023 after a short break. Logically, we’d assume this means two 7-episode halves, but we now know this isn’t the case, and that the second half of Season 5 will be shorter at 6 episodes including the finale.

In addition, Season 5’s official plot synopsis is beginning to be revealed, which reads as follows:

Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton family patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is determined to protect his ranch and his family’s legacy.

The synopsis places the focus firmly on Kevin Costner‘s lead patriarch, which isn’t surprising. But it does line up with the premiere, as the two-hour event episode leans heavily into John’s new life as he transitions into Governor of Montana. And what a ride it is.

That’s not all! The cast recently revealed what we can expect from the new season. Check out what they all had to say here!