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Paramount+ is expanding the Yellowstone universe with all-new shows, like Y:1883 and 6666.
6666 will follow a group of ranchers in Texas, but it's unclear if they'll be connected to the Duttons in any way.
Some Yellowstone fans seem to think that the show's ranch hands, played by Jefferson White and Ryan Bingham, will be a part of the spin-off series.
The Yellowstone world keeps getting bigger and bigger.
First, Paramount+ debuted the show's prequel series, Y: 1883, in December 2021 on the streaming service. Now, they're giving Yellowstone fans something else to look forward to: They're introducing us to a whole new world as part of a brand-new spin-off series, tentatively titled 6666. Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan will be behind the spin-off, which means it'll have a familiar look and feel to the popular series that has dominated cable ratings for the last few years.
Still, there are many unknowns surrounding the new spin-off series. Here, we've gathered everything we know so far about 6666, including details about the show's release date, cast, storyline and more.
When is the release date for 6666?
It's still too early to tell exactly when 6666 will be released. When Paramount+ announced that three of Sheridan's new shows, including Y: 1883, would start streaming sometime in 2021, 6666 wasn't included in that list. That means, it could be another year or two until we make our way to West Texas. Let's hope it's sooner rather than later!
Who will be in the show's cast?
The cast list still remains up in the air. Shortly after the show was announced, rumors started swirling about Jefferson White (who plays Jimmy) and Ryan Bingham's (who plays Walker) potential involvement in 6666. Now, it seems like part of this might be true.
After Jimmy broke his promise to John (Kevin Costner) — to not rodeo ever again — the ranch hand eventually returned to Yellowstone. But it wasn’t like before. In order to keep a promise, John organized for Jimmy to head down to West Texas to the Four Sixes Ranch, A.K.A. 6666.
But before he rode off with Travis (Taylor Sheridan), Walker came by and gave Jimmy a quick rundown of what to expect. “Where you’re heading are some of the best cowboys on earth. No egos. None of this bullsh--t. No fighting for your life or your land," he said. "It’s just cattle ranches to the horizon in every direction. It’s like God just froze everything in this one place and just let it be."
Walker continued: "I can imagine it’s gonna be a bit tough for you to come back here. If I were you, I wouldn’t. Biggest regret of my life is leaving the place you’re going to. Adios, amigo. I’d brush up on that Spanish. You might need it.”
Although there were initial speculations about Walker joining Jimmy in the Sixes, the former prisoner explained that he was on parole and couldn’t leave Montana because he needed to check in every few weeks. And with some baggage — both physical and emotional — Jimmy was gone. In Yellowstone's season 4 finale he returned, and it was immediately evident that he wasn't the same man. Not only did he come back with a new set of skills but he also had a fiancée, Emily (Kathryn Kelly), in tow.
Unsurprisingly, Mia (Eden Brolin) didn’t take the sight of them together in the bunker house well. But once the fight broke up, Jimmy later found a moment to fill in Lloyd (Forrie J. Smith). “[In] Texas, I’m not fighting the neighbor to do my job because he’s got the same job. And so does his neighbor. It’s just cattle and cowboys all the way to the horizon,” he said, echoing Walker's words.
After the emotional reunion and with John's blessing, Jimmy and Emily got back on the road to go back to the Sixes. But what does this all mean? We're not sure, although it feels like Jimmy's next chapter will soon begin. And who knows, once Walker’s parole is up, he could think about reuniting with Jimmy.
Of course, it's important to keep in mind that the show's cocreator, Paramount+ and the actors haven't confirmed any details. So, we'll just have to wait and see!
Any spoilers about the show?
At this point, the only thing we have is the show's description from Paramount+. Similar to Yellowstone, the new series will focus on the happenings of the ranch. This time, however, it's not family-owned like the Dutton's but a Texas-famous operation that raises the finest horses, livestock and cowboys.
The show's description reads, per a Paramount+ press release: "Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing."
How can I watch and stream 6666?
Unlike Yellowstone, the new spin-off won't air on Paramount Network. Instead, 6666 will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+. Along with 6666, users will be able to stream Taylor's other series like Y: 1883, Land Man and Boomtown.
There are a few different subscription plans, depending on your budget: Pay $5.99 a month for full access with limited commercials or $9.99 a month for no commercials whatsoever. The only downside: If you cut the cable cord and want to get both Yellowstone and the other new shows, you'll have to splurge on Peacock (Yellowstone's exclusive streaming service) and Paramount+ ... for now, at least.
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