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Josh Lucas to Return in Yellowstone Season 5 as Dawn Olivieri, Lainey Wilson & More Join Cast

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Yellowstone season 5 is adding some new faces to its already massive star cast while also bringing back a few familiar ones. Josh Lucas, who played the younger version of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton in the first two seasons, will star in a recurring capacity in Yellowstone season 5. Other returning actors include Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner; Kylie Rogers as Young Beth Dutton; and Kyle Red Silverstein as Young Rip Wheeler.

Per Deadline, Mo Brings Plenty and Wendy Moniz, who’ve been starring in Yellowstone since season 1, have been upped to series regulars for season 5. Mo plays the driver and assistant to Thomas Rainwater (Gil Birmingham), while Moniz plays the Governor of Montana, Lynelle Perry. The pair follow after Kathryn Kelly and Jen Landon, both of whom received similar promotions for the upcoming season.

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As for the new additions, Dawn Olivieri (1883, House of Lies), Kai Caster (American Horror Story), Lilli Kay (Your Honor, Rustin), and country singer Lainey Wilson have joined Yellowstone season five in recurring roles. Dawn Olivieri, who previously played Claire Dutton in the Yellowstone prequel 1883, will play Sarah Atwood, a confident corporate shark and a new arrival to Montana. Caster will play Rowdy, a young cowboy. Wilson will play Abby, a musician, while Lilli Kay will play Clara Brewer, a new assistant for one of the Duttons.

Yellowstone season 5 marks the first time Josh Lucas will appear in the show since 2019. It remains to be seen what revelations about John Dutton, Beth Dutton and Rip Wheeler the new flashbacks will offer.

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Yellowstone has proven to be a colossal success for the Paramount Network, so much so that an entire universe has been mapped out around the show. Half a dozen Yellowstone spinoff shows are in development at Paramount, including 1932, which has Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren attached to star. Considering Yellowstone’s massive popularity, it was no surprise when the show was renewed for a super-sized season five. Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks, said at the time:

Consisting of 14 episodes in total, Yellowstone season five will be the longest one yet and will be split into two parts, featuring seven episodes each. Production is currently underway in Montana, and part one will arrive on Paramount Network on November 13, 2022.

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