Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Katie Jerkovich.
fans got a major update about the Paramount Network series' return, with production on the final portion of Season 5 set to get underway in Spring 2024.
The Kevin Costner-led series is finally ready to start filming again after production was halted on the second half of the season due to scheduling conflicts with Costner followed by the writers and actors strike, with actors officially cleared to return to work on November 9, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Production will resume on the final episodes in late spring of next year, with the official premiere date for the end of the popular western series set for November 2024.
The end of the first half of season 5 aired on January 6, 2023, and since that time, fans have been left wondering if they were going to get a conclusion to the current drama involving the Dutton Family, led by Costner's character John Dutton.
It is still unclear if fans will ever see Costner back on the show as the series comes to an end. However, what is clear is that series creator Taylor Sheridan resumed writing the final script for the series once the writer's strike was resolved, the outlet noted. How many episodes fans will get is still unclear.
Despite the end of the show, the "Yellowstone"
universe is going to continue to grow with two more spinoffs planned in the future from the existing producers MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, THR noted.
One of the new shows has a working title of "2024,"
which will put the Duttons in the present day. The other is expected to follow in the footsteps of the two earlier "Yellowstone"
with a current title of "1944."
"Within five years, we grew 'Yellowstone' from a hit U.S. cable show with five million viewers into a global hit franchise with over 100 million fans around the world and multiple extensions - and we're just getting started,"
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios, said.
"On the heels of '1883' and '1923's' success, our new planned spinoffs, '1944' and '2024,' will take audiences on a thrilling, new and unexpected journey with the complex and compelling storytelling that has become a hallmark of the franchise and has helped turn it into a worldwide cultural phenomenon thanks to the creative mastermind of Taylor Sheridan,"
"The global success of 'Yellowstone' continues to thrill and excite us at 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch,"
101 Studios CEO David Glasser added. "This has been such an exhilarating ride with our partners at MTV Entertainment Studios and we can't wait to bring 1944 and 2024 to audiences everywhere."