As of April 2023, there is ongoing speculation and tension surrounding Kevin Costner's future with the series Yellowstone. Reports suggest that disagreements over filming schedules and pay disputes have caused friction between Costner and Taylor Sheridan, the creator of the show. Despite rumors that Yellowstone may be ending early due to these conflicts, Cole Hauser, one of Costner's co-stars, previously stated that there would be at least two more seasons.
In February 2023, it was revealed that Matthew McConaughey was in discussions to star in a potential new Yellowstone series. This news further fueled speculation about Costner's future involvement in the franchise.
However, regardless of Costner's situation, there are plans for a Matthew McConaughey-led series related to Yellowstone. The project seems to be moving forward independently of Costner's status with the show.
It remains unclear when the remaining episodes of Yellowstone's fifth season will air due to the writers' strike and production uncertainties. As the drama unfolds, fans eagerly await further updates on the future of Costner's character and the Yellowstone franchise as a whole.
Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the future of Yellowstone, it has been confirmed that a Matthew McConaughey-led series linked to the franchise will move forward regardless of Kevin Costner's involvement. The main cast and creatives of Yellowstone skipped a PaleyFest event, citing scheduling conflicts. However, Paramount Network expressed confidence that Costner would continue with the show. On May 1, Costner's wife filed for divorce, emphasizing that she did not pressure him to leave Yellowstone. Sources subsequently confirmed that Costner would not be returning after Season 5 due to alleged drama over filming commitments. Paramount Network officially announced the end of Yellowstone with Season 5 and plans for an untitled sequel series led by McConaughey. Costner reportedly wants a say in how his character is written off. Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone, expressed disappointment over Costner's departure and mentioned possible delays in completing Season 5 due to the ongoing writers' strike. The exact air date for the remaining episodes is uncertain, potentially extending into 2024.