The future of Yellowstone is uncertain, and it looks like a new day could be dawning on the Paramount Network series. Reports have recently surfaced indicating that the show could soon be ending and a new extension of the franchise could be launched with Matthew McConaughey in negotiations to star in the potential new series as a currently-unknown character. So what’s really going on? Read on to find out the latest news about Yellowstone and why you won’t want to miss it.
The reports suggest that the decision to end the show is being considered due to an issue with shooting schedules involving Kevin Costner, who stars in the current series as John Dutton. Reportedly, Costner only wanted to spend a week shooting the second batch of Season 5 episodes, as opposed to the 50-65 days that he has in the past.
For those unfamiliar, Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, owners of the largest ranch in Montana, the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, commonly called “the Yellowstone”. The plot revolves around family drama at the ranch and the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, Yellowstone National Park, and developers. In addition to Costner, the series stars Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston, Gil Birmingham, Forrie J. Smith, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Finn Little, Ryan Bingham, Wendy Moniz, Jennifer Landon, Kathryn Kelly, and Moses Brings Plenty.
The series has been incredibly successful, spinning out multiple spinoffs — 1883, 1923, and the forthcoming Bass Reeves and 6666 series. Co-creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan is reportedly working with the network, as well as Paramount Global, to end the series, and subsequently launch a new extension of the franchise that would continue its narrative.
At this time, a Paramount Network spokesperson has indicated that nothing is confirmed or officially set in stone. However, the reports suggest that “several of the big stars” of Yellowstone are rumored to join McConaughey in the potential new series.
It’s an exciting time for Yellowstone fans, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more news is released. In the meantime, be sure to tune in and enjoy the current season while it lasts!