Production on Yellowstone season 5 part 2 has been, and still is, such a hot mess. Fans have been waiting to get more of the Dutton family’s story since the first half of the season premiered, and episode 8 aired in January 2023 on Paramount. Unfortunately as another month passes by, there’s still no new episodes of the Western drama.
The show stars Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, Gil Birmingham, Jen Landon, and Kathryn Kelly.
While we know it’s not coming this month, is there a release date update? Read on below to find out!
When is Yellowstone season 5 part 2 coming to Paramount?
Unfortunately at the time of this writing, Yellowstone season 5 part 2 does not have an official release date. Initially, the plan was for the series to be back with the second half in summer 2023. However now, that seems unlikely. Though the network hasn’t announced otherwise, the cast gave a filming update at PaleyFest in April 2023.
According to Variety, cast members said the cameras have not even started rolling yet on part 2. And they don’t know when they are set to head back and begin production again. Amid the reported drama between Costner and series creator Taylor Sheridan, this isn’t surprising. But they certainly need to figure things out and hopefully give us those final batch of episodes!
The tensions are also stirring up rumors that Costner won’t even be back for part 2, and that this could be the final season of Yellowstone. We’ll have to wait and see what the powers at be decide. If it does get canceled, it won’t be the end of the story though. It’s been confirmed that Matthew McConaughey is getting his own spin-off in the Yellowstone universe.
One rumored reason for the tensions is that Costner was looking to have less time on the set of Yellowstone so he can focus on his other projects. The lead of the Paramount series probably has his focus set on his own Western film, Horizon: An American Saga, which he is directing, co-writing, and producing. According to Deadline, the movie also sequel also sees the return of Sienna Miller, Sam Worthington, Ella Hunt, Will Patton, Luke Wilson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Thomas Haden Church. Glynn Turman, Kathleen Quinlan, and Giovanni Ribisi have been cast.