Is Kevin Costner Leaving ‘Yellowstone’? Everything you need to know about the state of the hit franchise.

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in Season 5 of the Paramount hit yellowstone, (Photo: Courtesy Paramount Network)

Could Dutton Ranch be closing forever? Different types of news are coming out about this yellowstone Star may be on the verge of breaking ties with Taylor Sheridan’s hit Western series and the linchpin of Paramount’s TV and streaming ambitions. Given the studio’s investment in Sheridan’s ever-expanding universe – not to mention huge ratings for both the main series and its Paramount+ spinoff 1883 And 1923 – less likely yellowstone Totally going away, even if Costner leaves for greener pastures. But going forward, the face of the franchise may look a bit different. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening behind the scenes.

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Kelly Reilly and Costner in a Season 5 episode of Yellowstone.  (Photo: Courtesy Paramount)

Kelly Reilly and Costner in a season 5 episode yellowstone, (Photo: Courtesy Paramount)

prior to yellowstoneLaunching in 2018, Costner largely kicked out a decade of the “leading man” era that included such major motion pictures as bull durham, dances with Wolves And water World, Instead, the Oscar-winning actor and director was largely taking supporting roles in everything man of Steel To hidden figures, Like many movie stars of her generation – think Jessica Lange American Horror Story and Jeff Daniels on the newsroom Costner turned to television in search of a meaty star turn. And that’s definitely front and center yellowstone As John Dutton III, the ranch owner who has been facing challenges to his throne for five seasons now.

Costner’s still-powerful star power helped yellowstone broadcast and bring in viewers who flocked to additional seasons. (Season 5 premiere attracted a record 12.1 million viewers last November.) but according to Diversity, As the popularity of the show grew, the actor started reducing his shooting days in what can be a grueling TV schedule. Deadline reports Costner had previously limited his time on set to 65 days and tried to reduce it to 50 days for the first half of season 5, which aired its midseason on January 1.

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For the second half of the season – originally expected to premiere in the summer – Costner informed Paramount that he wanted to shoot all of his scenes in one week, a request that may have been due to the fact that he is also in the midst of directing and starring in the feature film Horizon For New Line Cinema. Paramount reportedly rejected that offer, leading to the current impasse. At the same time, neither Costner nor Paramount said they were officially walking away. A Paramount Network spokesperson told Deadline, “We have no news to report.” “ is a big part of yellowstone And we hope it will remain so for a long time to come.”

Will Matthew McConaughey join the Dutton clan?

AUSTIN, TEXAS - APRIL 19: University of Texas Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey attends the ribbon cutting ceremony for the University of Texas at Austin's new multi-purpose arena at Moody Center on April 19, 2022 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Gary Miller / Getty Images)

Matthew McConaughey attends the ribbon cutting ceremony for the University of Texas at Austin’s new multi-purpose arena at the Moody Center on April 19, 2022 in Austin, Tex. (Photo: Gary Miller / Getty Images)

Here’s How You Know yellowstone will be franchised OK OK, Even before the Costner news broke, Paramount was reportedly in talks with Texas’s biggest movie star, Matthew McConaughey, about headlining yet another spinoff. by deadlineStill Untitled Show – can we suggest magic mat, – will be in the other corner of yellowstone universe and could potentially bring in some of the other stars of the mothership series, with Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser and Kelly Reilly. Deadline’s sources also indicate that Paramount is now actively pursuing the spinoff as they continue to negotiate with Costner. yellowstoneThe future of

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Not surprisingly, Paramount isn’t announcing that Dallas Buyers Club The Oscar-winner has actually signed on the dotted line. The same spokesperson for Paramount told Deadline, “Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansion of this incredible world.” “Matthew McConaughey is an extraordinary talent we would love to partner with.”

As hollywood reporter notesIt’s not uncommon for studios to use this kind of blandness to make a star think twice about leaving. floating thoughts of ending yellowstone A negotiating strategy in favor of a McConaughey-led spinoff could be to find common ground with Costner on an acceptable number of shooting days for current and possible future seasons. yellowstone, After all, you wouldn’t want to leave that guy… no way,

What does this mean for Faith Hill and Harrison Ford?

Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton in the Yellowstone prequel, 1923.  (Photo: Emerson Miller / Paramount+)

Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton yellowstone prequel 1923, (Photo: Emerson Miller/Paramount+)

Whatever happens to Costner, yellowstone sub- 1883 And 1923 Paramount+ will continue to rotate with Prairie. Although the prequel series, set in the 19th century and depicting the setting of Dutton Ranch – and featuring Faith Hill as Costner’s grandmother – reached a definite conclusion, Sheridan revealed that season 2 would take place in a different era in the same era. Will focus on Old West yarn. bring it 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, starring David Oyelowo as the first black man to patrol the Wild West as a Deputy US Marshal. Dennis Quaid will also appear on the show as a fictional lawman.

Meanwhile, Pre-Great Depression Series 1923 – starring Harrison Ford as Costner’s great-great-uncle – was just picked up for season 2 in February, With strong ratings for the series, it is likely to continue well into the actual Great Depression.

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What’s new yellowstone Shows on the horizon?

Creator, director and executive producer Taylor Sheridan (L) poses with actors Kevin Costner and Kelly Reilly at the premiere of the television series

yellowstone Producer Taylor Sheridan with Reilly and Costner at the show’s 2018 series premiere. (Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

believe it or not, there’s still another yellowstone The spinoff that is yet to gallop to the screens. one of them is called 6666which is No Set in the distant future. instead, The title refers to a famous West Texas ranch. was seen in season 4 of yellowstone, Originally announced in 2021The series will also take place in the 19th century and depict the early history of the farm. No casting has been revealed for 6666But Paramount would like to launch it later this year on the Paramount Network — especially if the studio is going to let Costner say “so long, sorry.”

yellowstone currently airs on Paramount Network; The past seasons are flowing on the peacock.