Sorry to let Dad down, but it’s going to be a longer wait for Yellowstone this year than initially expected. The breakout Taylor Sheridan hit from Paramount Network has premiered over Fathers Day weekend for the past three seasons, leading viewers to expect that the modern day Western might rustle up some new episodes for the weekend, but as we come up on the holiday, Paramount Network has remained silent on Season Four’s whereabouts. With a bevy of rumors as to when the new season will drop, one thing is clear—the people need resolution to last season’s explosive finale.
The first clue that has audiences worried about the traditional June premiere is a recent call for extras to film a scene that was only announced a few weeks ago. Though some series start airing before filming is complete, it’s unlikely that Yellowstone (and its smaller, finite episode count) would be amenable to that kind of scheduling.
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The lack of a confirmed premiere date at all is leaving viewers questioning if season four will debut after this year’s Olympic Games. That concern stems from the new deal Peacock has with Yellowstone and its exclusivity to stream the series. NBC, which falls under the same parent company as Peacock, has streamed the games for years. Though Yellowstone has become the number one cable drama series of the summer, its popularity may encourage Paramount to shift it to the more "traditional" TV season, which begins in the fall.
So far, 2021 has been a massive year for the series, which has spurred two spinoff series that are set to debut in the next year. While Y: 1883 and 6666 are all well and good (and awfully number-heavy), the Yellowstone OGs need to know—are John and Beth and Kayce alive? Take care of the devils you know first, alright, and stay off that long black train.
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