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Yellowstone fans finally got some news about the series and its spin-offs in a new announcement made on Thursday (November 2).
To catch you up to speed, the show took a midseason break from Season 5 in January. Shortly after that, rumors surfaced about tensions behind the scenes with the series’ lead, Kevin Costner.
Costner spoke about those conflicts during his recent divorce proceedings, saying:
“We tried to negotiate, they offered me less money than previous seasons, [and] there were issues with the creative…”
But even if the alleged issues with Costner were ironed out swiftly, production would have been delayed anyway.
The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes halted production on the series and its prequel, 1923. While the WGA strike ended, the SAG-AFTRA strike is ongoing. Members of the union can’t work on struck projects during this period.
Before the strikes, Paramount announced the second half of Yellowstone‘s fifth and final season would premiere in November 2023. However, that obviously is not happening due to the current circumstances.
Now, Deadline reports Yellowstone‘s fifth season will resume in November 2024 instead.
Additionally, Deadline revealed the name of the future Yellowstone spin-off, which will be set in the current day. This series was previously announced in May when Paramount declared Season 5 of Yellowstone would be its last.
The new series has the working title 2024. Its launch has also been pushed to next year due to the strikes.
Paramount also unveiled its plans to release another prequel series, 1944.
“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,” said Chris McCarthy, the President/CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios.
Fans will have to wait a little longer to see any of these shows. But it’s nice to finally have some news after wondering about their fates.