Fans of the Yellowstone spin-off 1923 are going to have to wait awhile longer for the show’s second season.
1923, which stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, was scheduled to start production of season two earlier this month in Butte, Montana. But, nobody showed the cast and crew showed up.
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According to NBC Montana, production has been delayed due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. The strike started May 2 and shows no hope of finding a resolution in the near future.
Butte Civic Center manager, Bill Melvin, said that production is paying Butte-Silver Bow $75,000 a month to use the Civic Center through the end of the calendar year, but has requested a 10-day extension on the contract. The extension is currently awaiting approval from City-County Commission.
There is potential for another strike from the Screen Actors Guild that could further delay production. SAG has threatened to go on strike if an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers isn’t reached by the end of June.
1923 isn’t the only Taylor Sheridan television series with production on hold. The second half of Yellowstone‘s fifth and final season has yet to begin filming.
The remaining episodes of Yellowstone‘s Season 5 have yet to be filmed due to a reported dispute between Paramount and the show’s star, Kevin Costner. It’s likely that the current strike is also affecting the filming schedule.
The final episodes of Yellowstone were scheduled to air in November, but it’s likely that fans will have to wait even longer.
The only Yellowstone-related series currently in prodcution is Lawmen: Bass Reeves. The show is an 1883 spin-off focused on U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves.