EntertainmentYellowstone's finale hangs in balance amid production doubts

Yellowstone's finale hangs in balance amid production doubts

"Yellowstone" has been facing some problems lately.
"Yellowstone" has been facing some problems lately.
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11:52 AM EDT, April 9, 2024

The eagerly anticipated finale of "Yellowstone's" fifth season is set for the end of the year. However, comments from one of the show's actresses have left fans in suspense as she revealed her uncertainty regarding the ongoing production.

Since its debut in 2018, "Yellowstone" has captivated audiences with the saga of John Dutton (Kevin Costner), struggling against the shadow of his past, the dynamics of his family, and the politicking required to safeguard his ranch against the encroachments of unscrupulous developers. The indigenous inhabitants of the neighboring reservation and various foes eager to seize his lands are complicating his efforts.

Currently, the show boasts five and a half seasons, with the latter half, known as 5B, comprising six episodes and slated for November of the following year. Despite recent assurances that the series would return this fall, new statements have cast doubt on this timetable. This uncertainty springs from comments by Lainey Wilson, who portrays Abby in the series. Wilson shared her thoughts during the iHeart Radio Music Awards on April 1, leaving many surprised at her lack of information concerning the series' future.

What's next for "Yellowstone"?

"I'm still waiting to find out what's happening with ‘Yellowstone'. I have absolutely no clue. I did talk to Kelly Reilly [ Beth Dutton] the other day, and you know, we'll see what happens," she revealed.

Should these issues remain unresolved, the season five finale might be delayed until next year. This setback is primarily due to a reported conflict between Taylor Sheridan, the series creator, and Kevin Costner concerning the latter's availability, which might further delay the production of the season's second half. The future of the series remains to be seen.

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