The second half of Yellowstone's fifth season, known as "Yellowstone's final chapter," is set to premiere on Paramount Network in November 2024. Not only that, but the Yellowstone universe is expanding with another prequel titled 1944 (working title). In addition, the previously announced contemporary spinoff series will now follow the title format of the prequels and is also expected to debut in 2024. This decision aligns with Paramount's focus on the idea of different decades.
Furthermore, the premiere of the spinoff will come after the conclusion of Yellowstone. Originally, Yellowstone, which is the most-watched series on linear television, was supposed to end with Season 5 Part 2 premiering in November, followed by the debut of the contemporary spinoff in December. However, due to strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, production on both shows was delayed, forcing the two launches to be pushed to next year. There has been speculation about the future of Kevin Costner, the star of the mothership series, on the show. This speculation arose from a dispute over the amount of availability Costner would have in Season 5. It is now possible that he will appear in Yellowstone's final episodes.
Although not officially confirmed yet, Matthew McConaughey is expected to headline 2024, as reported by Deadline. McConaughey will be joined by actors from the original series. 1944 and 2024 will follow the previous prequels, 1883 and 1923. All Yellowstone series are produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, with the spinoffs being carried by Paramount+. Chris McCarthy, the President/CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios, expressed excitement over the growth of the Yellowstone franchise. He stated, "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."
McCarthy also emphasized the success of the recent prequels and the anticipation surrounding the new planned spinoffs. The mothership series follows the Dutton family, who control the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. The story revolves around shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and rivalries with neighboring entities such as a town, an Indian reservation, and other businesses. The Yellowstone franchise will continue to explore the Dutton family's past and present, introducing new locations, characters, and some crossover characters. David Glasser, the CEO of 101 Studios, expressed his excitement for the future of the franchise, stating, "The global success of Yellowstone continues to thrill and excite us...and we can't wait to bring 1944 and 2024 to audiences everywhere." Y
ellowstone, co-created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, is currently airing reruns on CBS to solid ratings. The executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, Stephen Kay, and Christina Voros. Taylor Sheridan has several upcoming projects, including the Paramount+ series Lawmen: Bass Reeves, starring David Oyelowo, set to premiere on November 5. He also has Tulsa King, starring Sylvester Stallone, The Mayor of Kingstown, starring Jeremy Renner, and Special Ops: Lioness, starring Zoe Saldaña