Yellowstone: Season 4 on Peacock and not Paramount Plus

Yellowstone season 4 is currently on Peacock, which is surprising, seeing that it was expected to be made available on Paramount Plus as the show aired live on the Paramount Network.

Following the season four finale, it was confirmed that hit neo-Western drama series, Yellowstone, has been renewed for a fifth season.

However, it was already in the cards long-before the confirmation, considering the ratings the series received during its latest run.

With that, the production has forged on, surprising the fans with an announcement of where the current season will be hosted, which was not the expected platform that fans believed it would be.

Paramount Network announced that the complete season four of Yellowstone will be available through the paid-subscription video-on-demand platform Peacock.

This was a surprise in light of Paramount Network having its own video-on-demand platform Paramount Plus, where the season could have been hosted.

What is Yellowstone?

Yellowstone is the popular neo-Western drama which first premiered in 2018. The series is the brainchild of John Linson and Taylor Sheridan.

The premise of the series is, “A ranching family in Montana faces off against others encroaching on their land,” according to IMDb.

The series is fronted by acclaimed actor and executive producer Kevin Costner as the head of the Dutton family, who owns the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States.

For four seasons, we have watched as alliances shift, murders remained unsolved and the power dynamics within the Dutton family continually shift.

Yellowstone: Season 4 on Peacock and not Paramount Plus

Season four of Yellowstone concluded in January 2022. The season finale was touted as the most-watched cable telecast since The Walking Dead’s season eight premiere, after amassing an estimated 9.3 million live and same day viewers during its airing.

The success of the fourth season prompted confirmation of the series' fifth season, which was already in the cards due to the growing popularity of the neo-Western.

However, the biggest surprise came when Paramount Network announced where the complete season would be hosted following its live run on the network.

Paramount Network confirmed that the Costner-fronted season four would be available through the NBCUniversal’s Peacock, rather than the expected newly launched paid-subscription video-on-demand platform by the network, Paramount Plus.

Speaking on the announcement, Paramount Global President and CEO Bob Bakish, remarked on the news by calling it “unfortunate”, sharing no further reactions to the news.

How much is a Peacock subscription?

Peacock prides itself in being a hybrid between a free and paid subscription video-on-demand platform. Therefore, you can access its library for free to watch some of the series and films available in its library.

However, to access series like Yellowstone, you will need to have the premium package which costs $4.99 per month, or you can purchase the yearly subscription for the once-off annual subscription of $49.99.

Pick a Peacock Plan here.

Besides being available in the US, the service is also available in countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Germany and Italy.

How did Yellowstone season 4 end?  

Yellowstone season four had numerous twists and turns, however, the star of the season was Beth Dutton, played by Kelly Reilly.

From shocking her fiancé Rip with an impromptu wedding, to then going off to blackmail her adopted brother Jamie by convincing him to commit patricide.

Beth was only almost overshadowed by John, who managed to strong-arm a judge into lessening Summer’s sentence by a couple of years.

Moreover, Kayce had a premonition that he, Monica and Jimmy chose Emily and the Four Sixes over Mia and Yellowstone. Due to the hit the fourth season was, it has earned recurring guest appearances being promoted to series regulars.

When is Yellowstone season 5 coming out?

Considering that the formal announcement of Yellowstone’s season five was confirmed in February 2022, there has been no confirmed date on when the fifth season will be released.

Moreover, as there has been no details on where the series is in completing the script for the fifth season, it will be difficult to gauge when the fifth season can be expected.

However, a detail that has been confirmed about the upcoming season is that it will be released in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes each. This was recently done with Netflix’s Ozark with its season four series finale.

Final thoughts

Yellowstone has become one of Paramount Network’s flagship series. The neo-Western Kevin Costner-fronted series has only grown in popularity and viewership numbers through the years, earning 9.3 million live and same day viewers during its January 2022 season four finale.

Thereafter, the network surprised fans of the series looking to binge watch the latest season when it announced that the season will be made available via Peacock.

This was against the expected hosting of the series on its paid subscription video-on-demand platform, Paramount Plus.

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