The Spirit of Yellowstone: Cast Returns for Final Season Despite Changes

Production for the final episodes of Yellowstone has commenced in Montana, marking a crucial chapter for the beloved series as it prepares to bid farewell to its fans. While Kevin Costner, who portrayed the iconic John Dutton, has confirmed his departure from the show, the cast and crew are forging ahead with a mix of nostalgia and anticipation.

Cole Hauser, known for his role as Rip Wheeler, expressed his delight in returning to Montana, sharing a picturesque scene of a rainbow over the mountains on social media. “Good morning #Montana I’ve missed ya old friend! If you are going to rise, you might as well shine,” Hauser captioned, encapsulating the sentiment of reunion and excitement among the cast.

Ryan Bingham, who plays Walker, another character in the Dutton ranch narrative, has also been actively sharing moments from the set. From driving through rural Montana under unexpected June snowfall to sharing funny moments with co-stars like Jen Landon, Bingham’s posts reflect the friendship and dedication that define the Yellowstone family.

Jen Landon, who plays Teeter, added to the excitement with a shared selfie from the back seat of a truck, captioned “Summer Roadtrip ✨,” signaling both a return to work and a bond among the cast that extends beyond the screen.

Ian Bohen, portraying ranch hand Ryan, teased fans with a glimpse into the upcoming season’s action, showcasing his horsemanship skills in an Instagram post. His caption, “That flag ain’t got no chance cause I got dancin’ boots when I’m on the ranch now check out this steed and boy watch him prance,” hints at the blend of drama and rugged authenticity fans can expect.

Reflecting on the impending conclusion of Yellowstone, Bohen also shared a sense of solemnity and excitement, urging fans to prepare for an emotional ride. His words, “Clear your calendar. Grab your tissues. Send the youngins off to your sister’s house. It’s gonna get real western around here,” echo the sentiment that this final season promises to deliver on all fronts.

Amidst all the anticipation, Cole Hauser’s earlier remarks highlights the collective sentiment of the cast. “It’s been a year and a half. I’m excited to see my castmates,” Hauser said in an interview with PEOPLE, stating his eagerness to reunite with Kelly Riley, who portrays Beth Dutton, and immerse himself in the rugged beauty of Montana once again.

As Yellowstone gears up for its final season premiere on Sunday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Paramount Network, fans can expect a fitting conclusion to the saga that has captivated audiences with its sweeping landscapes, complex characters, and timeless themes of family, loyalty, and the American frontier spirit.