Yellowstone season 5 part 2 release date: When does Yellowstone return?

Kevin Coster as John Dutton - Yellowstone season 5 release schedule
(Image credit: Paramount Network)

Paramount has finally revealed when Yellowstone season 5 part 2 is set to premiere  – though unfortunately, fans still have a bit of a wait until the Kevin Costner-led show returns.

Filming was paused while the WGA writers' strike and the SAG-AFTRA actors' strike was ongoing, so viewers have had their patience tested when it comes to the next batch of episodes. Doubly so, when they learned that the series wouldn't continue beyond the end of its current chapter in May 2023.

Below, you'll find everything from the lowdown on the cancellation, when we can expect Yellowstone season 5, episode 9, and all of the details on how you can watch the show on the Paramount Network, Paramount Plus, or wherever else you're streaming from.

We've also got a guide to how many episodes are in Yellowstone season 5 to help keep you on track.

When does Yellowstone season 5 return to Paramount Network and Paramount Plus?  

Yellowstone season 5 episode 9 will air on the Paramount Network on Sunday, November 10. It'll air the following day in the UK.

This is much later than the previous plan for the show's final episode. In a trailer earlier this year, it was announced that it would return in summer 2023. Then another report from Deadline, it was announced the show would be back in November 2023. Now, we know, it's a year later.

The delays were likely caused by the strikes, as actor Luke Grimes alluded to in an interview with People back in July 2023. "We have not [started filming the second half of season five] because of the writers’ strike," he explained. "I think we would be if it weren't for that. But that takes precedence over everything. They got to get that all sorted, and then we'll be getting after it."

Luckily, filming is back on as of May 2024, which is a very positive update (via Digital Spy). 

When it does come back, it will likely continue to air on Sunday evenings at 8pm ET/PT. Viewers will need to have a cable subscription that includes the channel. If you have one, you will also be able to stream the show online at ParamountNetwork.com with your cable account details.

It will not be immediately available on Paramount Plus, Hulu, or Netflix in the US. Other options for watching the show include subscriptions to places like Sling TV or Fubo TV, which have packages that include the Paramount Network channel. 

Viewers in the UK will not have to wait much longer when the show returns in the US. The new episodes will air on Mondays on Paramount Plus from midnight GMT, as this is when new content is usually uploaded. In order to watch Yellowstone season 5, you will need a Paramount Plus subscription, which costs £6.99 per month.

 Where can you watch Yellowstone season 5? 

Watch Yellowstone season 5 from anywhere in the world 

Yellowstone season 5 can be watched on almost any streaming service listed above. However, if you’re traveling, it may be geo-blocked when you try to access it. A VPN helps you to get around that obstacle.

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 How many episodes are in Yellowstone season 5? 

Kevin Costner in Yellowstone

(Image credit: Paramount Network)

Yellowstone season 5 has been split into two installments for the first time ever. Part one is eight episodes and part two is six, making 14 episodes in total and the longest season of the show to date. Currently, the release dates have only been confirmed for Yellowstone season 5, part 1. Check out the breakdown of these below.

Yellowstone season 5, part 1

  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 1: 'One Hundred Years is Nothing' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 2: 'The Sting of Wisdom' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 3: 'Tall Drink of Water' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 4: 'Horses in Heaven' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 5: 'Watch'em Ride Away' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 6: 'Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 7: 'The Dream Is Not Me' – Out now!
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 8: 'A Knife and No Coin' – Out now!

Yellowstone season 5, part 2

  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 9: November 10, 2024
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 10: TBA
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 11: TBA
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 12: TBA
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 13: TBA
  • Yellowstone season 5 episode 14: TBA

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Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.

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