Is Jefferson White in the Yellowstone Spinoff ‘6666’? Here Is What We Know

Emily and Jimmy Hurdstrom
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Jimmy Hurdstrom’s (Jefferson White) story is the best depiction of the making of a cowboy in Yellowstone, which is why his leaving the Dutton ranch means that he found something really special at the 6666 ranch in Texas. Paramount confirmed that it was creating a spinoff about the 6666 ranch that made Jimmy’s storyline in the fourth season of Yellowstone. Since Jimmy’s transformation into a cowboy is proof that the 6666 ranch lives up to its reputation as the home of true cowboys, fans are wondering whether Jefferson White will be part of the Yellowstone spinoff show, 6666, to continue his story.

Jefferson White and Kathryn Kelly, who plays Jimmy’s girlfriend Emily in Yellowstone, were named as series regulars in the cast before Yellowstone’s fifth season. There was no mention of Jimmy and Emily in the first half of Yellowstone Season 5, though, which led to speculation that they were already involved in making the spinoff show. While Paramount hasn’t released the cast of 6666, White and Kelly are considered regulars on the show.

Many fans still wonder how the show will justify Jimmy’s move from Montana to Texas, although his relationship with Emily has already done most of that. Jimmy confirmed that Emily was his fiance when he brought her to the bunkhouse before the end of Yellowstone’s fourth season, leading to the fight with Mia. So, what is Jimmy’s place in the Yellowstone spinoff, and does Jefferson White get the lead role in the show? let’s look into it.

What is 6666 about?

Jimmy and Emily in a 6666 Collage

Since Yellowstone introduced the 6666 ranch as the original home of cowboying in America, the spinoff is expected to cover the difficulties endured by cowboys daily in the unforgiving ranching industry.

The show will focus on the rules and politics that have made the ranch the home of true cowboys for over 200 years and how it struggles to keep its place at the top of the unforgiving industry of producing the best racehorses in the world.

Power politics on the ranch are, therefore, inevitable. Everyone struggles to stay in their lane and live by the rules in an environment that tests people’s patience to the limits.

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Here is a look at the summary of the show’s synopsis released by Paramount:

“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 has inspired a new scripted series 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. The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.”

That statement suggests there is no room for mistakes on the 6666 ranch, meaning the ranch could also have its version of The Train Station, just like Yellowstone.

The synopsis further emphasizes that the show will cover the difficulties endured on the ranch in its endeavor to raise the finest livestock and horses in the world.

Fans already had a glimpse of this when Jimmy was told to help Emily to collect a horse’s sperms for breeding, something Jimmy found really disgusting.

The vast ranch covers an entire county, so while it may not have the political struggles of the family-owned Yellowstone in Montana, it will still have power struggles, especially with other ranches and racehorse breeders in Texas.

6666 is also supposed to look at the history of the 6666 ranch from its beginnings over 200 years ago when Comanches ruled West Texas, and it is not clear how Jimmy will fit into that storyline yet.

Is Jefferson White the lead actor in 6666?

Emily and Jimmy in The 6666 Ranch in Yellowstone

Paramount is yet to announce the cast of 6666, but Jefferson White is expected to lead the line since his character was used to introduce the ranch to Yellowstone fans.

The chief cowboys and the owners of the 6666 ranch were not revealed in Yellowstone either, and they are likely to be introduced in the spinoff as part of the team that Jimmy has to work with.

It means Jimmy will have to abide by the rules enforced by someone else other than Rip Wheeler and John Dutton and probably have to take on a new brand since it doesn’t look like he will ever return to Yellowstone.

By the time he left Montana, Jimmy had already proved himself to be a real cowboy and had grown into a real man, able to make tough decisions and focus on what was important in life.

6666 will, therefore, not have the clumsy and confused Jimmy that doesn’t know whether his true calling is to be a cowboy or to make money rodeoing.

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Since his fiance Emily, is the lead vet on the Four Sixes, their relationship in the tough workplace is likely to make a big part of 6666’s romantic encounters, more like Rip and Beth in Yellowstone.

It is not clear whether he will be the real force of influence on the ranch, though, since he will still be an outsider on the iconic ranch so deeply rooted in history.

Our best guess is that 6666 will have the owners and other experienced cowboys on the 6666 tell the ranch’s story to the fans through Jimmy’s experiences, just like Yellowstone did.

Jimmy will therefore be the outsider that slowly finds his roots in the real world of cowboys while being part of life on the most iconic ranch in Texas.

Paramount hasn’t given the details regarding the show’s characters, so our assumption is purely based on what Jimmy’s place on the 6666 ranch looked like in the fourth season of Yellowstone.

When asked about whether he will appear in 6666, Jefferson White played down the expectations saying he didn’t know what Taylor Sheridan has in store for his character in Yellowstone or any of the upcoming spinoffs.

Who else stars in 6666?

6666 VS Yellowstone

The first half of the fifth season of Yellowstone ended with Rip and Beth leading most of the Yellowstone cowboys, including Walker, to Texas, where John Dutton leased land for the winter to save his herd from starving.

That puts most of the action in the final season of Yellowstone in Texas, which could also introduce the first season of 6666, especially if some of the Cowboys choose to stay in Texas.

Barry Corbin is also another face that Yellowstone introduced on the 6666 ranch as he welcomed Jimmy to the ranch with tough but wise words about what it really means to be a cowboy.

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Ryan Bingham, who plays Walker in Yellowstone, was also included in the list of cowboys heading to Texas alongside Rip and Beth, meaning he could be one of the familiar faces that join Jimmy in 6666 since he has never really found a home on the Yellowstone.

The True Detective’s Mathew McConaughey is rumored to be the surprise introduction in a lead role in one of Taylor Sheridan’s three upcoming Yellowstone Spinoffs, which means he may as well appear in 6666.

When will 6666 be released?

Paramount has yet to set a release date for 6666, but the show will likely air after the second season of 1923, which means it will likely air in early 2024.

Paramount already confirmed that 6666 would only be available on Paramount cable and not on the streaming platform like 1923. There is no confirmation on whether that will affect the release schedule, though.

Fans can therefore expect 6666 to be released on Paramount before summer 2024 if the network retains its pattern of release of the Yellowstone universe shows.

The last six episodes of Yellowstone’s fifth season will be released on Paramount + in November of 2023, and the second season of 1923 is expected to air shortly afterward.

Paramount has developed a habit of releasing Yellowstone shows back to back, and 6666 is expected to be the third spinoff to be released after 1923 since the network has already given details about it.

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