‘Yellowstone’ Season 4: Casting Call Leads to Major Speculation — Is Somebody Having a Baby?


  • ‘Yellowstone’ season 4 casting announcement revealed that the show was adding four new recurring characters
  • Jamie Dutton’s (Wes Bentley) former girlfriend announced that she was pregnant in season 2, but was never mentioned in season 3
  • In season 3 Beth and Rip finally decided to be together after Beth told him that she cannot carry a baby
yellowstone season 4 stars Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler and Kelly Reilly as Beth Dutton
‘Yellowstone’ stars Cole Hauser (Rip Wheeler) and Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) | Paramount Network

Yellowstone season 4 is almost here, but it’s been an extremely long wait for fans. The explosive season 3 finale aired more than a year ago. During that break, fans have been obsessing over details in everything from past episodes to cast interviews, hoping for a clue about what’s coming next for the Dutton family.

One particular Yellowstone season 4 casting call really got fans talking and led to some major speculation. Is somebody having a baby?

‘Yellowstone’ announced a major cast major shake-up after season 3

Fans expected that the premiere of Yellowstone season 4 would happen this past summer, since each of the first three seasons had previously premiered in June. But instead, all they got was an announcement of a major cast shake-up ahead of the highly-anticipated season. Which has since been revealed to be premiering this fall.

The summer casting announcement revealed the addition of four new recurring characters, including Jacki Weaver as Caroline Warner, the CEO of Market Equities. Piper Perabo will be joining the cast as Summer Higgins, a political activist and protester from Portland.

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Nashville alum Kathryn Kelly will be joining the cast as a vet tech named Emily. And Those Who Wish Me Dead star Finn Little has been added to the cast as Carter, a teenage boy who the Dutton family takes in.

Did the casting announcement confirm that Beth Dutton survives?

Yellowstone has been extremely careful about keeping season 4 secrets. After last season’s finale left John (Kevin Costner), Beth (Kelly Reilly), and Kayce (Luke Grimes) Dutton under attack and fighting for their lives, Taylor Sheridan’s western has been trying to convince fans that at least one Dutton didn’t make it out alive.

None of those actors have given interviews. And no new footage of their characters has appeared in any of the promotional materials. However, it looks like they made a mistake with their casting announcement for Finn Little.

When Yellowstone announced Little had joined the cast, they described his character as a young Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser), who is destined to follow in his life-hardened footsteps. When young Carter arrives on the Dutton Ranch, the character description — according to Deadline — said that “Beth decides the ranch is the best place to teach the youth how to be a man.”

‘Yellowstone’ season 4 casting call causes major speculation about a new baby

In addition to the four new recurring cast members, Yellowstone announced the promotion of Will Patton to a series regular. He plays Garrett Randall, the biological father of Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley). 

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But the casting info that really caused fan chatter came from a casting call last year that a Yellowstone fan dug up and posted on Reddit. The call sheet was from KidsCasting.com, and it was a request for a set of “caucasian twins” ages 0-6 months.

Who does this baby belong to?

The casting call noted that the twin babies would only be filming for a few days. But that’s all the information it gave. However, that was all fans needed to start the speculation about who this baby could belong to.

It should be noted that TV shows always cast twin babies to play one role. So, the chance that Yellowstone season 4 will feature twin babies is extremely small. Instead, fans should be ready to see one tiny baby in an upcoming episode.

The most popular theory so far is that the baby belongs to Jamie. Fans will recall that at the end of season 2, his ex-girlfriend Christina (Katherine Cunningham) revealed she was pregnant. But, we haven’t seen her since.

“Wow, interesting! I wonder if that’s Christina’s baby? It seemed like the writers dropped that storyline or just forgot about it,” one fan wrote in the comments.

Are Beth and Rip looking to adopt on season 4 of ‘Yellowstone’?

Another theory is that the baby could be part of a Beth and Rip adoption storyline, since fans found out in season 3 that Beth couldn’t have children. There’s also the possibility that the baby could be a young Jamie in a flashback scene.

“It would almost have to be a flashback baby or something similar, as they’re only needed for 3 days of shooting,” one fan speculated. Another wrote, “This baby might also be a part of a flashback too. It could be Jamie as an infant.”

A third added, “It could be a flashback to crack pipe Jamie.”

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Which is a reference to the season 3 reveal that Jamie’s biological dad shot and killed his drug-addicted mother after he found baby Jamie with a crack pipe.

Fans will find out who this baby belongs to at some point in Yellowstone season 4. Which premieres Sunday, November 7 on the Paramount Network.