Yellowstone Drama Means for the Future of the Show:
Kellner’s lawyer, Marty Singer, has claimed that WC actor John Dutton was only offered, so Yellowstone could end after the fifth season due to Costner’s heavy filming schedule. A week of filming on location for the final six episodes of the season.
“The idea that Kevin Yellowstone only had to work for a week in the second half of Season 5 is completely false.” “It’s ridiculous and you shouldn’t believe for a second the person who suggests it.”
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The first half of season eight episode 5 aired on January 1. Puck reports that the back half of Paramount’s first announced season will begin in the summer of 2023.
Yellowstone is currently the most popular scripted series on television, and when its fifth season premiered in November, it set a ratings record with 12.1 million viewers.
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The current dispute stems from ongoing tension between Costner and Yellowstone’s cast, crew and management, especially Taylor Sheridan, who directed and produced most of the Paramount series. “It’s a running relationship,” Puck said. “He was so angry with Sheridan … he couldn’t write Episode 5B until the Costner drama was resolved and the star was out.”
In early February, Deadline reported that Paramount was moving to end Yellowstone in its current form after Season 5, with Costner leading Matthew McConaughey starring in The Dutton Family Story. , the franchise increases. will continue
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“We have no news to report,” a Paramount Network spokesperson told Deadline at the time. “Kevin Costner is an important part of Yellowstone and we hope he will be around for a long time. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we continue to work on the expansion of this amazing world franchise he built. Matthew McConaughey is an amazing talent that we love to work with. “
Sheridan had success with 1883 and two Yellowstone prequels starring Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sam Elliott, and renewed it in 1923 with a new series starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, which aired in December 1923. . He also has several shows currently on the air or in the works at Paramount, including Kingstown Mayor Tolsa King, The Lion, and the upcoming Yellowstone 1883: The Bass Reeves Story and 6666.
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Sheridan’s growing catalog has been a big hit for Paramount’s streaming service Paramount+, which added nearly 10 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to its 56 million subscribers worldwide.
Whether Costner continues to star or not, it’s safe to say that the Yellowstone universe isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.