“Yellowstone” is officially gearing up to go back into production.
The megahit Paramount Network show will resume production on the final episodes of its fifth and final season in late spring 2024.
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This is the latest series to announce a return to production, with many scrambling to get back to work now that the dual writers’ and actors’ strikes that shut down Hollywood for months have been resolved. Many shows, especially on the broadcast side, are getting into shooting new seasons in the coming weeks to salvage the spring network schedules.
It was previously announced that the final episodes of “Yellowstone” are slated to debut in November 2024, with Paramount greenlighting two new shows — the prequel “1944” and a contemporary series currently titled “2024.” Reruns of “Yellowstone” are also currently airing on CBS.
It was announced in May that Taylor Sheridan’s megahit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” would be ending with its fifth season. Paramount had announced prior to that the fifth season would be split into two parts. The first eight episodes aired from November 2022-January 2023.
It was reported in December that “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner would be exiting the series in Season 5, reportedly over his desire to focus on the epic two-part Western feature “Horizon,” which would have seriously impacted his availability to film “Yellowstone.” The first part of the film is scheduled to be released in June 2024, with part two following in August.
“1944” is the latest in a string of “Yellowstone” prequels that Sheridan has created for Paramount under his expansive overall deal. He has previously launched both “1883” and “1923” on Paramount+, with each series exploring the lives of the Duttons in the titular year.
No plot details are available for “2024,” other than it is expected to begin airing following the conclusion of “Yellowstone.” According to an individual with knowledge of the series, it will feature new cast members and locations with some crossover characters as well. With the announcement the flagship show would be ending with Season 5, Paramount had already announced the new contemporary series set in the “Yellowstone” world that was originally meant to begin airing in December of this year. It was also previously reported that Matthew McConaughey was in talks to star in the series.
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