For months now, fans of the show Yellowstone have wondered when their favorite show will be returning to television, and now we know!
Even before the combined Writer’s Guild of America and Screen Actor’s Guild Strikes, Yellowstone was behind schedule on production of its final few episodes.
The show revealed that the fifth season would air in two parts, each containing seven to eight episodes. Season Five premiered on November 13, 2022. Episode Eight of Season Five aired on January 1, 2023 and there was a planned break before the cast was set to come back to film Part Two, with it being planned to premiere in the summer of 2023.
But during that time, there were rumors of negotiation issues with the series’ star, Kevin Costner. The show was then pushed back to have a fall premiere. But, in the summer of 2023, the Writer’s Guild of America went on strike, followed by the Screen Actor’s Guild. The strikes affect nearly all scripted series and films.
Back in July, Luke Grimes – who plays Kayce Dutton – revealed, “We have not [started filming the second half of season 5] because of the writers strike.”
Writers Strike Has Ended, But SAG Is Holding Out
Though the writers strike is now over, SAG-AFTRA continues to hold out for a deal they agree with. Weeks ago, it was reported that they were close to negotiating a deal, but the actor’s union have since dropped out of that deal.
Because of this, and the lack or scripted content for the fall, CBS has been airing Yellowstone from the beginning, and the reception has been incredible!
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Yellowstone Season 5, Part 2 Finally Gets A Premiere Date
In May, the show announced that the fifth season would be its last, and now we know when to expect the last episodes. Deadline reports that “the second half of its fifth season, will premiere on Paramount Network in November 2024.”
Now, we know this is a year away, but seeing as the actors aren’t even allowed to work yet…this seems promising!
While we wait, we will just watch reruns, which you can do on CBS every Sunday, or on the Peacock app.