‘Yellowstone’ Creator Explains What Caused The Delay Of Season Four

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Fans of the western drama series “Yellowstone” have been anxiously awaiting the show’s return to television, and according to the creator of the show the reason for the delay is a good one.

In a recent interview on Along For The Ride with Andrea Fappani, series creator Taylor Sheridan blamed the move from a June season premiere to November on the ongoing pandemic.

“COVID, it messed everything up,” Sheridan explained, saying that the lockdown made it difficult for cast and crew to prepare for a new season.

“You have all these programing things that got knocked out of whack,” he said. “So it’s trying to figure out where to slate them back in.”

In addition to planning and filming delays, production also had to take into account the best time to air the show’s fourth season now that “the world has now reopened.”

“Now that the world’s finally opened up, nobody is home,” Sheridan explained. “This isn’t the greatest time to air a TV show.”

The “Yellowstone” creator said that this reason alone helped them decide on a fall premiere date since viewers are more likely to be home. And, “a fall premiere date gives the producers time to let the audiences know when ‘Yellowstone’ will be returning to cable.”

November seems a long way off for fans of “Yellowstone” who were left in suspense at the conclusion of season three.

“As the third season of ‘Yellowstone’ came to a close, Beth Dutton, the daughter of Dutton patriarch, John Dutton who is played by legendary actor, Kevin Costner, gets firebombed in her office. Beth’s brother Kayce is attacked by unknown assailants. The fate of these characters remains unknown. The ‘Yellowstone’ season three finale also left John Dutton shot on the road. However, the bullet hits his cellphone, protecting the rancher,” as noted by Outsider.

It was announced Thursday (August 19), that the season four premiere of “Yellowstone” will air on November 7th. The announcement came with a new trailer for the season that can be seen below.

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