Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2: When Will Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 Premiere?

The hit drama series Yellowstone is gearing up for the second half of its record-breaking fifth season this summer. Airing on Paramount Network, Yellowstone follows the conflicts and power struggles of the Dutton family, wealthy owners of the largest contiguous cattle ranch in Montana.

Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2

When Will Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 Premiere?

The second half of Yellowstone Season 5 does not yet have an official return date from Paramount Network. However, we’re expecting the back half of the season to premiere at some point this summer, likely June or July 2023.

The show is currently on a mid-season break after a gripping first half of Season 5 capped by the episode “A Knife and No Coin” which aired on New Year’s Day 2023. Past seasons have also been split into two half-season airings summer and fall or winter.

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What Cast Members Will Return for Part 2?

As the central figures of the show, we expect the entire Dutton family to be back, including:

  • Kevin Costner as patriarch John Dutton
  • Kelly Reilly as daughter Beth Dutton
  • Luke Grimes as son Kayce Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as adopted son Jamie Dutton

Major supporting characters set to return are:

  • Cole Hauser as fan-favorite ranch hand Rip Wheeler
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long, wife to Kayce
  • Forrie J. Smith as chief ranch hand Lloyd Pierce
  • Jen Landon as rookie ranch hand Teeter

We’ll also likely see recurring figures such as Governor Lynelle Perry, played by Wendy Moniz, and protestor Summer Higgins portrayed by Piper Perabo.

What Do We Know About Season 5 Part 2’s Storylines?

The first half of Season 5 left the fate of several characters up in the air. Part 2 will have to address the following plot threads:

  • John Dutton now serving as Governor of Montana and clashing with the state government
  • The ranch hands contending with attacks from activist group hosted by Summer Higgins
  • Beth and Rip navigating married life on the ranch
  • Unresolved drama around the Beck brothers and the jet crash peril
  • Jamie’s tenure as Market Equities’ inside man and uncertainty over his loyalty

We’re also expecting to learn more about who is secretly conspiring with Jamie against the Duttons over rights to the Yellowstone ranch itself.

How Did Part 1 of Season 5 End?

The mid-season finale “A Knife and No Coin” ended on a few nail-biting cliffhangers:

  • Kayce survived a near-death vision quest but his relationship with Monica remains troubled
  • Beth discovered Summer Higgins is bankrolling protestors trespassing the ranch
  • Jamie learned biological father Garrett Randall holds rights to sell the Yellowstone ranch
  • John was sworn in as Governor while facing protests and opposition in the capital

This sets the stage for an explosive and game-changing second half of the season this summer.

How Can I Catch Up on Yellowstone?

Past seasons of Yellowstone are available to stream on NBC’s Peacock Premium. Paramount Network also frequently airs back-to-back marathon reruns of the series. So there are plenty of ways to get up-to-date ahead of the Season 5 Part 2 premiere later this year.

The show remains a rating juggernaut for Paramount Network, routinely setting new viewership records. So anticipation will be high amongst fans to see what comes next for the Dutton empire when new episodes finally resume. We likely only have a few more months to wait until we return to the Montana ranch.

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