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Yellowstone season five is officially halfway through, with the mid-season finale premiering on January 1, 2023.
Episode eight included a teaser trailer for what is to come in the second half of the season.
So, why is Yellowstone taking a break?
Since the season consists of a total of 14 episodes, the season is split up into two parts. Part one consists of eight episodes and part two will feature six episodes.
This is an increase from previous seasons, which all contained ten episodes aside from season one which had nine.
To give time to write, film and produce all fourteen episodes, the decision was made to take a break and divide the season into two parts.
Yellowstone Season 5 part 2, epsiode 9, will return in the summer of 2023. However, there is no exact release date and time.
The six remaining episodes of season five have yet to be named. Aside from the short teaser trailer that aired with episode eight, the Paramount Network has revealed very little as to what is in store for the second half of the season.
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Have They Started Filming Part Two of Season Five of Yellowstone?
According to actress Piper Perabo, who plays Summer Higgins, filming for the second half of season two has not yet begun. However, with the season set to return in the summer of 2023, it is likely that filming will begin very soon.
“There’s a lot coming. Things are on the move. I can’t wait to get back to the back half just because I want to know what happens. I personally only know what happens up to the midseason finale up to that last second, and I don’t know what happens when we come back,” Perabo told TV Insider in regard to season five.
“I think you can tell that things are going really south because [the seventh] episode doesn’t end at the fair; it ends with him practicing that speech. And Taylor’s very good — if you’re paying attention, he’s telling you where the trouble’s coming from. I think the fact that he ends with that scene is, for those paying attention, he’s showing you,” she continues.
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So far, there is no official confirmation that there will be a season six of Yellowstone. However, Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler, told People Magazine that season five is not the end.
According to Hauser, show creator Taylor Sheridan was not in attendance at the Yellowstone season five premiere in New York City because he was busy writing the next season.
“What I know is that there’s a tremendous amount of great talent on the show and it goes all the way down to the crew you know, the directors, it’s Taylor’s writing, and everybody cares deeply about making the best thing they can. Usually if that’s the case, you’ll have some… Of course, nobody would have known it would do what it’s done,” Hauser told People Magazine.