The Yellowstone series shows no signs of slowing down. Despite a considerable hiatus since the release of the first part of season 5, there’s no definitive word on when the second half will be filmed and broadcast. With the ongoing strikes within the industry, both writers and actors, television networks are scrambling to fill their schedules. As a result, CBS has turned to high-calibre series from other platforms, and Yellowstone was among their top picks.
The inaugural episodes of the first season were a smash hit, pulling in a staggering 6.6 million viewers, as reported by Variety. While Yellowstone has seen even greater numbers, reaching a peak of 12 million viewers, the initial season’s 6 million viewership is particularly impressive, especially considering the devoted fanbase that has likely already devoured all five seasons. CBS intends to continue airing the series in sequence, delivering two episodes weekly.
The delay in releasing Yellowstone season 5 part 2 can be attributed to two significant factors: the ongoing industry strikes, an obvious impediment, and a dispute between Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan. This conflict revolves around Costner’s availability and, purportedly, concerns the fate of his character, John Dutton.
Once Yellowstone season 5 reaches its conclusion, all signs point to the next flagship Yellowstone series featuring Matthew McConaughey. Additionally, fans can look forward to the second season of 1923, along with yet another intriguing spin-off named Yellowstone 6666.
The imminent arrival of the next Yellowstone spin-off is upon us, as Lawmen Bass Reeves is set to debut on November 5, 2023. This series centers around the true-life figure Bass Reeves, a deputy marshal credited with over 3,000 arrests during his illustrious career. The show boasts an impressive cast including David Oyelowo in the titular role, supported by luminaries such as Donald Sutherland, Dennis Quaid, Shea Whigham, Forrest Goodluck, and Lauren E. Banks.