Yellowstone‘s final chapter, the second half of its fifth season, will premiere on Paramount Network in November 2024. Additionally, the Yellowstone universe is expanding with another prequel, 1944 (working title). And the previously announced contemporary spinoff series is now expected to carry on with the title format of the prequels as Paramount is doubling down on the decade idea, getting a 2024 working title. Its premiere will follow the conclusion of Yellowstone.
The most watched series on linear television, Yellowstone was originally slated to end its run with Season 5 Part 2 premiering this November, followed by the debut of the contemporary spinoff in December. The two launches have now been pushed to next after the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes delayed production on both shows.
Series star Kevin Costner’s future on the mothership series has been subject of speculation following a dispute over the size of his availability in Season 5. I hear that it is possible for him to be in Yellowstone‘s final episodes.
Meanwhile, it has not been confirmed, but Matthew McConaughey is expected to headline 2024, joined by actors from the original series.
1944 and 2024 follow previous prequels 1883 and 1923. All Yellowstone series are produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios. The spinoffs are carried by Paramount+.
“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,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios. “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.”
Overall, the Yellowstone franchise, which will continue the exploration of the Dutton family dynasty past and present with new locations and characters, as well as some crossover characters
“The global success of Yellowstone continues to thrill and excite us at 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch. 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,” said David Glasser, CEO, 101 Studios.
Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and vicious business rivalries.
The series is co-created by Taylor Sheridan & John Linson. Executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, Stephen Kay and Christina Voros.