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Yellowstone fans, we have some news you may not want to hear.
OK, let’s start with the bad news first. Deadline exclusively reported that co-creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan and the Paramount Network may be planning to end the show after season five. (As of right now, there hasn’t been an official report confirming the news.)
But on the positive side, fans haven’t seen the last of the Yellowstone universe and its characters because, in addition to the two prequels (1883 and 1923), there may be a new spinoff series in the works that stars actor Matthew McConaughey.
So, why is this happening? Well apparently, the end of the series may be due to Yellowstone star Kevin Costner’s (who plays John Dutton on the show) issues with the shooting schedule, with the publication stating that the actor wants to limit himself to just one week of filming for the remaining episodes of season five, which is set to premiere this summer.
At the moment, Costner is currently directing and starring in a new western project called Horizon. Deadline also reported that the network declined Costner’s limited schedule request and made the decision to move on to the proposed spinoff series.
A spokesman from Paramount Network told the outlet, “We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built. Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner.”
The Yellowstone franchise consists of prequels 1883 and 1923. And Sheridan is reportedly working on a limited series set on the Dutton ranch from the 1940s to the 1960s.
While we wouldn’t mind a McConaughey spinoff, we really hope the Costner series finds a way to keep on trucking too.
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