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Final six episodes of “Yellowstone” begin filming in Montana

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After months of delays, the final six episodes of Paramount Global’s hit cable drama “Yellowstone” have started filming in Montana.

The filming of the final six episodes comes nearly two years after the first eight episodes of Season 5 aired on the Paramount Network, which occurred in November 2022.

Production of the remaining episodes were delayed due to two Hollywood strikes that ground filming of TV shows and movies to a halt for months, along with contract negotiations involving the series’ lead actor, Kevin Costner.

The show caught a second wind of interest after Paramount decided to air lightly-edited versions on CBS in order to pad the network’s prime-time schedule due to the Hollywood strikes.

The final six episodes of the fifth season — which constitute a “part 2” to the interrupted series — are tentatively scheduled to air on Paramount Network in November. In order to generate higher ratings, Paramount typically simulcasts debut episodes of Yellowstone across its sister cable networks, including TV Land, CMT, MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central.

Digital distribution rights to the show are held by Comcast, which has offered back episodes on its streaming service Peacock. Paramount is expected to reclaim digital rights to the show when Comcast’s contract expires, at which point the show will move to Paramount Plus with Showtime.

Yellowstone fans who want to watch the series when it airs can catch it on wallet-friendly streaming service Philo, which offers Paramount Network for $25 per month.

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