What do we know about Yellowstone’s final season?

Hey there, folks! Buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the wild world of Yellowstone’s final season. From delays and cast drama to ongoing strikes, there’s a whole lot of uncertainty surrounding the hit western series. But fear not, we’ve gathered some information to give you a glimpse into what we can expect.

First off, let’s address the elephant in the room. When will the final season of Yellowstone hit our screens? Well, due to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, things have been a bit uncertain. Creator Taylor Sheridan was still working on the scripts when the WGA strike was called, and even if he manages to finish them, the SAG-AFTRA strike would put a halt to any filming. However, The Hollywood Reporter remains optimistic that we might get to see the last set of episodes sometime in 2024. As for the episode count, while initially planned for six episodes (compared to the first part’s eight), it’s all up in the air now. Depending on the storyline and circumstances, the season could be shorter or longer.

Now, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite cowboy, Kevin Costner. How involved will he be in the final season? It seems like Costner wanted to dedicate fewer hours to Yellowstone in order to focus on his passion project, Horizon: An American Saga. When it was revealed that Costner would be leaving the ranch, the news also broke that the show itself would not be returning after its fifth season. While we eagerly await the last set of episodes, CBS has got us covered with Yellowstone re-runs in their Sunday night schedule this fall. And guess what? The edited-for-broadcast-tv version has become one of the top-rated series on TV.

But what about John Dutton’s fate? According to a juicy report on Puck, Costner wanted to have a say in how his character makes his exit, insisting on a “moral death” clause. However, creator Taylor Sheridan seems to have turned down this request. But hey, maybe the strike could’ve melted some ice, and Dutton’s journey might not be as short-lived as the headlines suggest. Only time will tell!

Hold your horses, folks, because the final season of Yellowstone doesn’t mean the end of the expanded universe. There are plenty of projects in the works, including a sequel series starring the one and only Matthew McConaughey. So, even though we don’t have any details about the series just yet, we can be certain that John Dutton won’t be tipping his hat for good. I mean, come on, Dutton has to meet his demise on Yellowstone, right?

Now, it’s your turn to weigh in! What are your expectations for the final season of Yellowstone? Which characters do you think won’t make it out alive? Don’t be shy, let us know!