Yellowstone Season 5 Filming Update Given by Luke Grimes

Yellowstone actor Luke Grimes, who plays Kayce Dutton in the series, addressed the delayed filming of the second half of the show’s fifth season. 

The first part of Yellowstone Season 5 premiered on November 13, 2022, but filming for the remaining six episodes has been pushed back. This is in solidarity with the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, in which writers are fighting for better pay and working conditions. 

In an interview with People, the actor confirmed that production for the second part of Season 5 will not resume until the strike is resolved.

“We have not (started filming the second half of season 5) because of the writers strike,” Grimes confirmed. “I think we would be if it weren’t for that,” said Grimes. “But that takes precedence over everything. They got to get that all sorted, and then we’ll be getting after it.”

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What’s Next For Yellowstone? 

Though fans will have to wait a bit longer for the second part of Season 5 — which will serve as the season finale for the flagship series — it has been previously announced that Matthew McConaughey will be starring in a Yellowstone spin-off. The plot will reportedly revolve around the Yellowstone universe. 

The first Yellowstone spin-off, titled 1883, premiered on December 19, 2021. It was followed by 1923, which aired last year. Other Yellowstone spin-offs awaiting release dates are Lawmen: Bass Reeves, 6666, 1944, and the still-untitled sequel series starring McConaughey.

The series centers on the owners of Montana’s largest ranch called Yellowstone. Owned by the Dutton family — which consists of John Dutton III (Kevin Costner), Kayce (Grimes), Beth (Kelly Reilly), Jamie (Wes Bentley), Monica (Kelsey Asbille), and Tate (Brecken Merrill) — the property faces multiple conflicts throughout the five seasons of the series. The Dutton family had to face the expanding town of Montana, as well as its surrounding borders. 

The synopsis reads: “A sixth-generation homesteader and devoted father, John Dutton controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. He operates in a corrupt world where politicians are compromised by influential oil and lumber corporations and land grabs make developers billions. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, Dutton’s property is in constant conflict with those it borders — an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.”