Fans of the hit series “Yellowstone” are in for a mix of good and bad news. Paramount has officially announced a delay for the remaining episodes of “Yellowstone” Season 5, pushing the series finale to November 2024. However, the good news is that the “Yellowstone” universe is set to expand with two spinoff series: “1944” and “2024.”

According to Variety, the delay in “Yellowstone” Season 5’s final episodes is due to the recent Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which have disrupted production schedules across the industry.

While the exact plot details for the remaining episodes of “Yellowstone” Season 5 are still unknown, it is expected to pick up where it left off with the Dutton family in turmoil, as various members plot against each other. Kevin Costner’s character, John Dutton III, continues to grapple with his role as Montana’s governor and the responsibilities of running the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.

As for the spinoff series, “2024” is expected to follow the conclusion of “Yellowstone” in both timeline and airdate. It will introduce a new cast of characters and locations. There were rumors of Matthew McConaughey joining the series, and it could premiere in conjunction with the original “Yellowstone’s” series finale.


“1944,” another spinoff, is shrouded in mystery, with little information available about its plot. It is being filmed in Montana at the Chief Joseph Ranch, which serves as the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch in Taylor Sheridan’s shows. The series may explore the next generation of Duttons after 1923, and World War II is likely to play a part in the storyline.

Additionally, there’s “6666,” set at the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, which has already made appearances in “Yellowstone” seasons 4 and 5. This spinoff is set in the present day.

One intriguing aspect of these announcements is that they may indicate a potential end to the SAG-AFTRA strike. While no official word has been given, studios typically wouldn’t greenlight shows and set release dates if actors weren’t expected to return to work soon. HBO, under the Warner Bros. Discovery network, also made recent announcements, suggesting that the end of the strike could be on the horizon.

While nothing is guaranteed, these developments offer hope that the strike may be coming to an end, which would be excellent news for SAG-AFTRA members and viewers alike. After all, great TV shows like “Yellowstone” rely on the contributions of actors.

What are your thoughts on the delay of “Yellowstone” Season 5 and the introduction of the spinoff series “1944” and “2024”? How do you think these new additions will impact the overall “Yellowstone” universe? Share your opinions and predictions in the comments below!

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