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Yellowstone fans can’t be blamed if they feel a little confused about the state of the series at the moment. A lot happened since the show took its midseason break in January.
To catch you up to speed, keep reading for a full update on everything related to Yellowstone.
For starters, rumors began spreading about behind-the-scenes drama, particularly relating to the series’ lead, Kevin Costner. Claims surfaced that Costner wanted to spend less time filming Yellowstone in favor of working on his new Western movie series, Horizon.
In May, Paramount Network confirmed Season 5 of Yellowstone will be its last. The series will end after Season 5 concludes. Paramount estimated that Yellowstone will return with the second half of Season 5 sometime in November.
A new sequel series is also on the way. Matthew McConaughey reportedly in talks to star in the project.
Show creator Taylor Sheridan finally addressed the Yellowstone drama in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in June. He said:
“I’ve never had an issue with Kevin that he and I couldn’t work out on the phone. But once lawyers get involved, then people don’t get to talk to each other and start saying things that aren’t true and attempt to shift blame…”
The Yellowstone prequel series, 1923, announced an indefinite delay in production due to the ongoing writers strike in Hollywood.
Then the SAG-AFTRA actors strike began in July. Members of SAG-AFTRA can’t work while they’re on strike. Members of the main Yellowstone cast in SAG-AFTRA include Costner, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Kelsey Asbille, and Gil Birmingham.
Because of this, it seems Yellowstone has not started filming the last episodes of Season 5 yet. Dawn Olivieri, who plays Sarah Atwood, was posting the iconic “Y” brand on Instagram for weeks to manifest the cast’s return to set.
After the SAG-AFTRA strike started, she said:
“So as part of that order, we are unable to post anything related to any production until the order is rescinded. So In solidarity, I am replacing our beloved ranch logo with a black screen until we are all able to go back to work.”
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That brings us to the most recent development. On Monday (July 17), an announcement indicated that Yellowstone will make its debut on broadcast TV on CBS. It will air on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT this fall.
Yellowstone‘s debut on CBS will start with reruns. Specifically, it will begin with Season 1. Time will tell if new episodes will also air on the channel once they’re released.
The show has previously been exclusive to the Paramount Network, a premium channel. It is also available to stream on Peacock.
Stay tuned for any future updates about Yellowstone‘s broadcast debut on CBS.