is upcoming spinoff of Taylor Sheridan's hit Western crime/antihero drama on Paramount+. After the conclusion of season 4, series creator Taylor Sheridan is fleshing out his contemporary Western universe through multiple shows. While and , the first prequel, fleshes out the very roots of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch empire in Montana, will reveal more about the infamous 6666 or Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. This infamous ranch has already been eased
Yellowstone ranch hand Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) was sent by John Dutton to the Four Sixes ranch to learn some essential cowboy skills. As Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser) explains, the Four Sixes is practically “.” Jimmy returns to the Dutton ranch in , episode 10, “Grass on the Streets and Weeds on the Rooftops” as a new man. is bound to reveal much more about what goes on at the notorious but highly respected Texas ranch, and will take the franchise out of Montana for the first time.
There's haven't been many updates on the upcoming sequel since it was announced, however some casting rumors emerged in mid 2023. As reported by various outlets in May 2023, Matthew McConaughey has been rumored to be in talks about joining the cast of Yellowstone: 6666. However, nothing has been announced by McConaughey, creator Taylor Sheridan, or Paramount. McConaughey would certainly be an attention-grabbing cast member though, and given his past performances it's easy to see him fitting into a Taylor Sheridan show like
The upcoming spinoff is confirmed, with the show announced back in February 2021 There's been little movement on the show since then, although this may be in part due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes in 2023. Taylor Sheridan also has multiple projects currently in development, so it's possiblehasn't been as high of a priority.
doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, though it's unlikely to arrived before 2024. Currently, there haven't been any official announcements yet from either Paramount+ regarding the release of .
Fans have theorized that Yellowstone Dutton Ranch hands Jimmy and Walker (Ryan Bingham) could appear in the . This could very well happen ifis set in the same timeline as the original series, which could allow the spinoff to explore Jimmy's experiences at the Four Sixes Ranch after he was sent there by John and Rip.
Another possible addition to the cast of are Four Sixes Ranch chief veterinary technician Emily (Kathryn Kelly), who is introduced as Jimmy's fiancee in season 4, and elderly Four Sixes cowboy Ross (Barry Corbin). On the other hand, the spinoff could focus on the founding of the Four Sixes Ranch, similar to how explores the events before the founding of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. In this case, will need an entirely new cast of characters, just like the first spinoff.
There have been no specific plot details released yet about the spinoff In a February 2021 press release regarding , Paramount+ released these details:
, if it's set in the 1800s, could potentially feature some of the characters in , many of which are military veterans and cowboys who could conceivably be involved with the Four Sixes Ranch. Whether will be set in the present or the near or distant past, it's bound to further push the Western genre past its limits, congruent with Taylor Sheridan's vision for his body of work.
The Four Sixes Ranch was founded back in 1900. It was established by Texas cattleman Samuel Burk Burnett, who, according to legend, won the ranch in a card game using a hand of four sixes. In reality, the name comes from the first 100 head of cattle that Samuel Burk Burnett purchased in 1870, all of which had the “” brand.
At the time, folks like 's James Dutton (Tim McGraw), who was a Confederate soldier, and , who fought for the Union, were fresh from fighting in the American Civil War. After the dust from the war had settled, opportunities abounded for those with the means to grab them, and Samuel Burk Burnett took those opportunities to develop a ranch that has built a reputation for superior workhorses, racehorses, and Angus cattle.
Burnett's great-great-granddaughter Anne Burnett Marion died on February 2020, which led to the Four Sixes Ranch being listed on the market for $347.7 million. In May 2021, creator Taylor Sheridan purchased the ranch, likely in preparation for . The entirety of the Four Sixes Ranch is about 260,000 acres in size, comprised of the 6666 Ranch's 142,372 acres, the Dixon Creek Ranch's 114,455 acres, and the Frisco Creek Ranch's 9,428 acres.
Considering all the possibilities for , might have been the right decision for the director. As Sheridan can now focus on fleshing out the universe, whether it's in the past, present, or future, could be even better than either the original or the first spinoff, .