Rumors are swirling in the Yellowstone universe. The hit Paramount Network show, which is currently on hiatus until the summer, could be facing some major changes, according to a recent report.
Deadline reported that Yellowstone star Kevin Costner is poised to exit the show and Yellowstone as we know it could end with season 5. Then, the Dutton family story will continue with a new show starring Matthew McConaughey, but “it is unclear which of the Yellowstone cast will move over to the McConaughey-led series, but it is expected to include several of the big stars.”
According to Deadline’s sources, the issue is over Kevin Costner’s shooting schedule. For the previous four seasons, the 68-year-old actor has “limited himself to 65 days of shooting on Yellowstone, only wanted to shoot for 50 days for the first part of the current season. But for the second batch of episodes of the current, fifth season of Yellowstonethe actor…only wanted to spend a week shooting.” Deadline says that the network declined this proposal and decided to move on to a new show with Matthew.
A Paramount Network spokesperson gave this statement to Deadline: “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.”
We will stay tuned to find out how this story unfolds.