Yellowstone season 5 officially begins production... after Kevin Costner led series reached highest ratings ever despite industry-wide declines in viewership

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Yellowstone has officially began production on season 5 after a very successful run which included their highest episode rating to date.

The Kevin Costner led series started filming in Montana on Monday morning it was announced by the Paramount Network.

The 67-year-old Oscar winner will not be the only one returning to the Western television series as he will be joined by Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham and Gil Birmingham.

Gunslinger: Yellowstone has officially began production on season 5 after a very successful run which included their highest episode rating to date

As if that already isn't enough both actresses Jen Landon and Kathryn Kelly have been promoted to series regulars.

This comes just months after the season 4 finale hit a new series high with 9.3million total viewers in live plus same day ratings.

Yellowstone is the highest rated show in cable television and has defied the massive industry-wide declines in viewership over the past few years.

Exciting: The Kevin Costner led series started filming in Montana on Monday morning it was announced by the Paramount Network, The 67-year-old actor is seen with Kelly Reilly who plays his daughter

Squad goals: Several of the series regulars will be returning; pictured from left to right Ryan Bingham as Walker, Forrie Smith as Lloyd, Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler, Kevin Costner as John Dutton, Jefferson White as Jimmy Hurdstrom, Denim Richards as Colby, Luke Peckinpah as Fred Myers

The highly successful series was co-created by American screenwriter Taylor Sheridan.

Last month the 51-year-old 51-year-old writer, producer, director and actor delved into how he came to be in charge of one of the most popular television shows in the country in a new profile published Wednesday.

In a cover story, Taylor detailed to Variety how he graduated from playing small parts here and there to creating and leading the massively popular Neo-Western. 

The multitalented auteur noted that part of the show's success ‚ÄĒ as well as that of its prequel series 1883 ‚ÄĒ is due to his desire for veracity.

Western star: The highly successful series was co-created by American screenwriter Taylor Sheridan who was featured on the cover of Variety last month

'Our job as artists is to hold a mirror up to the world and let people see the reflection, to teach them about a part of life and human experience that they may not be aware of,' he said in an interview at a popular horse ranch near Scottsdale, Arizona.

'Whenever we’re ignorant of something, then typically we fear it, or we judge it, or we dislike it. And it’s the job of all artists, I think, to try and find these little pockets of the world and show some humanity.'

In addition to co-creating the Paramount series with John Linson, he has written or co-written every episode of the series, and he even directed the entire first season and parts of its most recent fourth season.

Season 5 of Yellowstone will be available only on Stan in Australia. 

True to life: 'Our job as artists is to hold a mirror up to the world and let people see the reflection, to teach them about a part of life and human experience that they may not be aware of,' Sheridan said of achieving veracity on Yellowstone

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