Yellowstone creator and franchise captain Taylor Sheridan is further indulging his numbers fixation, launching not one but two new integer-heavy Yellowstone spin-offs: 1944 and 2024. They will be set in—you guessed it—1944 and 2024, following the precedent set by Sheridan’s Paramount+ prequels 1883 and 1923.
Paramount has yet to release details about the modern-day spin-off, which is all but certain to serve as the next phase of the Yellowstone story, following the original series’ conclusion in November 2024. (After a long and very messy delay!)
As reported by Variety, a source “with knowledge of the series” shared that 2024 will feature “new cast members and locations,” while including “some crossover characters” from the original flagship show. No word yet on who those crossover characters might be, but don’t expect John Dutton himself to show up. (Kevin Costner has left the building, thank you very much.) In his stead, per Deadline, Matthew McConaughey is expected to play the lead role in 2024, though neither his casting nor his character’s identity has yet been confirmed. (But it’s probably safe to guess he’ll be a cowboy.)
Regardless of McConaughey’s future in the Yellowstone-iverse, it’s clear Paramount Global has no plan to fall off the Sheridan bandwagon. In a statement, Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios, shared,“Within five years, we grew Yellowstone from a hit U.S. cable show with five million viewers into a global hit franchise with over 100 million fans around the world and multiple extensions—and, we’re just getting started. On the heels of 1883 and 1923’s success, our new planned spinoffs, 1944 and 2024, will take audiences on a thrilling, new and unexpected journey with the complex and compelling storytelling that has become a hallmark of the franchise and has helped turn it into a worldwide cultural phenomenon—thanks to the creative mastermind of Taylor Sheridan.”
This story will be updated.