Yellowstone season 5: who is Sarah Atwood?
It’s nice to be back in Montana with the Duttons and the rest of the Yellowstone Ranch gang. While many of Yellowstone season 5 cast we’ve seen some familiar faces so far, there’s a new character who made quite an impression in the first two episodes of the season – Sarah Atwood.
Many have arrived in Montana trying to bring down the Duttons and claim the lands in and around Yellowstone before, and so far, with no luck. Sarah Atwood appears to be the latest challenger to the Duttons’ way of life, but a few things seem set to make her an intriguing antagonist for the family.
Let’s learn a little more about Sarah Atwood and who plays her.
Who is Sarah Atwood in Yellowstone season 5?
In the first moments of Yellowstone season 5 premiere, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) is elected governor of Montana and he looks miserable, unhappy to spend the next four years in politics when he only wants to protect his ranch. However, he’s not the most upset person on election night. This title could rather go to Caroline Warner (Jacki Weaver) of Market Equities.
After promising to destroy the Duttons at the end of Season 4, John Dutton’s election sees her raging about his enemy becoming more powerful than ever and certain that he will immediately kill state funding for their development project.
But she’s not done fighting yet. Instead, she tells her colleague to bring Sarah Atwood. This surprises him a bit, to which Caroline says it’s time to take the gloves off with the Duttons.
We don’t officially meet Atwood until Yellowstone season 5 episode 2but she quickly establishes herself as a confident operator who won’t back down from the Duttons, or anyone for that matter.
As soon as she gets off the plane, she seems to recognize Montana’s potential, noticing the arrival and departure of several private planes. Asking if there is an event going on, someone tells him it’s just a typical Tuesday.
When she arrives at Market Equities, she shows both awareness and confidence when a member of staff ogles her. She dresses him up for doing it, but then says she’s not mad that he looked, just didn’t have the guts to make a move. When he tries, she shakes him off saying he missed his chance.
Watching the press conference with Caroline when John officially cancels their funding, Atwood immediately spots Jamie (Wes Bentley) as a potential weak link in the Dutton family and the person she’s going to go after first.
Atwood enters the series like a freight train and is actually very reminiscent of Beth (Kelly Reilly) with her candor, confidence, business acumen, and general attitude. What kind of trouble she’s going to cause now that she’s involved in this war between the Duttons and pretty much anyone’s guess at the moment.
Who plays Sarah Atwood in Yellowstone?
Sarah Atwood is played by Dawn Olivieri. This is not the first time that Olivieri finds himself in the world of Yellowstoneas she appeared in the first two episodes of the prequel series 1883 like Claire Dutton. The characters were quite different, however, as Claire Dutton was a strict mother who didn’t make it long in the journey west with the rest of the Dutton family. Atwood seems to be on the other end of the spectrum – a relentlessly independent woman who likes to fight and push her enemy’s buttons.
Some of Olivieri’s other notable roles include SEAL Team, den of thieves, Bright, house of lies, Lucifer, The Last Witch Hunter and Hero.