Fans of Yellowstone will need to wait even longer to find out what happens with the Dutton family drama.
The second half of Yellowstone‘s fifth and final season has been pushed back to November 2024 due to the writers’ strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike. The writers’ strike finished in September while the latter is still going.
The season was split into two parts because of the Hollywood strikes, and the first eight episodes aired from November 2022 to January 2023.
But, it’s not all grim news. Paramount has also revealed plans for two more spinoffs of the franchise. One, titled 2024, will be a present-day story that continues where season five left off, and the other will be a prequel called 1944. The new shows join established spin-offs 1883 and 1823.
“Within five years, we grew Yellowstone from a hit U.S. cable show with five million viewers into a global hit franchise with over 100 million fans around the world and multiple extensions – and, we’re just getting started,” said Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios.
“On the heels of ‘1883’ and ‘1923’s’ success, our new planned spinoffs, 1944 and 2024, will take audiences on a thrilling, new and unexpected journey with the complex and compelling storytelling that has become a hallmark of the franchise and has helped turn it into a worldwide cultural phenomenon – thanks to the creative mastermind of Taylor Sheridan.”
Who’s in the final season of Yellowstone?
It’s reported that season five will be Kevin Costner’s final season and that he won’t be joining the spin-offs.
The ensemble cast also includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham, and Australia’s own Finn Little and Jacki Weaver.
What will happen in season five?
Yellowstone tells the story of the Dutton family’s control over the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. With ever-changing alliances, unsolved murders, lingering grudges, and hard-earned admiration in season five, the ranch is ensnared in constant clashes with its neighbours – a growing town, an Indian reservation, and fierce business competition.
Yellowstone season five will premiere in November 2024 on Stan.