Luke Grimes, star of Yellowstone, just given an update on the show’s status regarding Season 5 Part 2, and it appears that things are not looking well at this time.
The fifth and final season of the contemporary Western drama produced by Paramount is now in the middle of production.
After some turmoil behind the scenes involving series creator Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan, it was determined that Part 2 of the currently airing installment would be the final episode of the main series overall. The most recent episode that was broadcast on television was the mid-season finale.
It was also confirmed that after the upcoming batch of episodes, Cosnter will not return to the main franchise or any of the spin-off shows no matter what happens.
Filming for Part 2 was supposed to start earlier this year in March, but there were issues over Kevin Costner’s filming schedule, which eventually resulted in the production window being pushed back.
Luke Grimes, the star of Yellowstone, sat down for an interview with People before the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) strike and provided a disheartening update regarding the second half of the show’s final season.
Assuming that Kevin Costner will be available to film Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 after the strikes expire, that portion of the production will likely commence as soon as the strikes involving writers and performers complete.
Recent developments imply that the entertainment studios may be ready to talk to the guilds once again at some point in the not too distant future. While some sources have stated that negotiations between the parties engaged in the strikes may not commence until as late as early 2024, recent events hint that this may not be the case.
Even if the strikes are resolved sooner rather than later, the production goes off without a hitch, and it doesn’t take nearly as much time as usual, the show must still go through post-production before it can be broadcast on television.
It is safe to presume that Yellowstone: Part 2 won’t be released until sometime in 2024 at the earliest because of the strikes and everything else that has been going on behind the scenes of Yellowstone in recent months.
Fans of the program can expect to watch the show’s final episodes as early as the very beginning of the calendar year if the strikes stop soon, but if they continue to around the beginning of the year, it will clearly be even longer. Fans can expect to see the strikes finish soon if they continue to around the beginning of the year.