season 5 filming will resume in the spring of 2024. The first half of the fifth and final season finished airing in January, and since then, audiences have been eagerly waiting for the second half, which has been heavily delayed due to the dual Hollywood strikes and the reported behind-the-scenes conflict involving lead star Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton, and co-creator Taylor Sheridan. In July, filming was put on an indefinite hold due to the SAG-AFTRA strike.
Now, with the SAG-AFTRA strike officially over, is preparing to go back into production. According to , the show will resume filming the final episodes in late spring 2024. season 5 is just the latest high-profile production to announce that it will resume filming following the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, which shut down Hollywood for months.
It was recently announced just before the SAG-AFTRA strike was lifted that the season 5, part 2 release date has been set for November 2024. This is a full year after it was originally planned for. The timeline was pushed back by the reported conflict involving Costner, who was allegedly prioritizing his passion project, a two-part Western film titled , which impacted his availability and prevented him from filming . Because of this conflict, .
Amid Costner's reported exit, the franchise continues to flourish. Two more spinoff series are currently in development from Sheridan, including another prequel series titled and a contemporary series titled . The latter series is expected to premiere following the conclusion of and is reportedly set to star Matthew McConaughey. Meanwhile, reruns on CBS are currently keeping millions of viewers entertained while they wait for the final episodes to finish filming.
seasons 1-5 are also streaming on Peacock, with season 1 streaming on Paramount+.