Yellowstone's success is undeniable. CBS is running Yellowstone repeats this fall, and John Dutton has still never been more powerful. The series remains incredibly popular, even at a time when we haven't seen any new Yellowstone episodes since January. But will we again?
Well, Yellowstone fans, I come bearing both good and bad news. The good news is that Yellowstone will get an official ending to Season Five. The bad news is that we'll have to wait another year to see it. The final episodes are set for November 2024, according to The Hollywood Reporter, when we'll see the end the Dutton family saga. I choose to look at the news with a glass half full. Yellowstone will get an actual ending! Plus, Sheridan is reportedly also working on two more spinoffs. There's a present-day story set in 2024—which is most likely the sequel that Paramount already teased starring Matthew McConaughey—and there's another prequel spinoff set 1944. Fear not, Yellowstone will go on.
The series is set to continue in some form without it's leading patriarch, 68-year-old actor Kevin Costner. The actor's rumored feud with series creator Taylor Sheridan over filming schedules and contract disputes certainly didn't help the series finale's delay. And other factors include the SAG-AFTRA strike, Costner's divorce, the actor's plans for his own western film franchise (Horizon), and Sheridan's own strike-while-the-iron's-hot clip of other Paramount+ series, such as Special Ops: Lioness and Lawmen: Bass Reeves.
Outside of all the drama, Yellowstone's die-hard fans have kept busy. The fandom is so loyal that they celebrate the cast's life accomplishments—and even support their various coffee endeavors. Costner reportedly holds major sway over how his character will meet his end, which fans will see in November 2024, but what happens after that?
Will There Be a Season Six of Yellowstone?
As Paramount announced, plans for a sixth season have already been scrapped in favor of an untitled sequel series starring Matthew McConaughey. Will this series be something completely different, or a Season Six with another name? Many cast members have expressed interest in continuing the story, and Paramount was even rumored to be considering bringing back a few earlier Yellowstone characters in some capacity.
According to Taste of Country, the series was also briefly considering adding another long-lost Dutton sibling played by Christian music star Cory Asbury. "I was supposed to be Kayce's long-lost brother," he said in an Instagram live video. "We were gonna move to Montana for a full year. We were ready." Asbury was reportedly set to meet with Luke Grimes and Taylor Sheridan before the off-screen drama began. You never know, Cory! Any and all possibilities still feel very much up in the air.
What About the Spinoffs?
A second season of the Yellowstone prequel, 1923, will go back into production when the the SAG-AFTRA strike reaches an agreement. Another sixth-season-adjacent series for Yellowstone may appear in the long-awaited 6666 spinoff, starring Jimmy (Jefferson White) and the 6666 Ranch in Texas. Many of Yellowstone's ranch crew—including Rip (Cole Hauser), Walker (Ryan Bingham), Teeter (Jennifer Landon), and more—were sent down to Texas to solve a cattle issue at the end of Season Five's midseason finale. Now, there's also the 1944 spinoff announcement. Will the Duttons head to WWII?
Regardless of how it all shakes out, the good news is that Yellowstone has become so popular that priority number-one for Paramount is giving audiences a proper roadmap forward. With a new release date set, anything is possible for the fan-favorite franchise.
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