Wednesday, May 22, 2024

“Yellowstone” Fans Good News, Bad News About Season 5: 14 Episodes Broken Into Two Mini-Seasons


“Yellowstone” fans are chomping at the bit for more of the hit horse opera

But season 5 is a little delayed and now we know what Taylor Sheridan and Kevin Costner are planning.

Season 5, which will go into production in May, will be broken into two parts. There will be seven episodes in each of these mini-seasons.

The first part will shoot from May through July. Then Costner goes off to make his movie, “Horizon,” set during the Civil War.

When Costner goes beyond the blue “Horizon,” they can finish up “Yellowstone” Season 5. Of course, it’s possible the “Yellowstone” shoot will just forge ahead through the summer and work Costner in as needed, or when he’s available.

But one day next winter we’ll have the beginning of a super sized “Yellowstone.”

These new mini-seasons are all the rage these days. “Billions” is finishing up the first part of their season now, with more to come. Ditto “Ozark.” The main reason is, they can get some episodes out to the fans right away, and then finish up with the first airing on platforms. This at least whets the audience’s appetite.

“Yellowstone” remains a massive hit for Paramount Television. The season 4 DVDs are at the top of the home viewing home charts.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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