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Final ‘Yellowstone’ episodes delayed until late 2024 due to Hollywood strikes

The show was originally scheduled to return this month

The long-awaited final installment of  the series Yellowstone — featuring Kevin Costner ’s final episodes — has been delayed until November of 2024, the Paramount Network announced Thursday.

Originally scheduled to return this month, Paramount says the series’s production was delayed by this year’s strikes by actors and screenwriters. The first half of the fifth season debuted in November of 2022.

Paramount also announced two spin-offs, a prequel tentatively called “1944” and a sequel to the current series, called “2024.” There’s no word yet on any casting for either series.

Yellowstone has been a phenomenon for Paramount Network. The premiere episode of season five was watched by 12.1 million people, more than for any other scripted series airing at the time.

CBS also began airing Yellowstone from the beginning this fall, to help fill out its primetime schedule due to the strikes, and 21.6 million people tuned in to season one. It’s now begun airing season two.

Yellowstone is a contemporary Western drama that follows the Duttons, a wealthy family in Montana that owns the largest ranch in the United States. Its patriarch is John Dutton III, played by Costner. It’s created by Taylor Sheridan.


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