Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan and series star Cole Hauser have been involved in a legal battle, but it has been revealed that they settled their differences through a physical altercation in the past. Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler on the show, spoke about his penchant for bar fights in a recent interview. He stated that he has been in fights on every continent and sees nothing wrong with physical confrontation. Men's Journal also reported that Sheridan shares a similar outlook and once got into a fight with Hauser after only meeting him twice.
The report did not specify when the fight between Hauser and Sheridan took place but mentioned that they are well-acquainted with each other, indicating that it may have occurred before their collaboration on Yellowstone. This revelation comes after news broke that Sheridan's ranch has filed a lawsuit against Hauser's coffee company, Free Rein Coffee Company, for trademark infringement. The lawsuit alleges that Free Rein's logo is strikingly similar to the design of Sheridan's brand logo and could cause consumer confusion.
Despite the legal dispute between the two, Yellowstone fans have something to look forward to. Last year, it was announced that the show will come to an end, but two spinoffs are in the works. Following the success of Yellowstone prequels 1883 and 1923, new series titled 1944 and 2024 are currently being developed. Both shows will be produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios, just like Yellowstone.
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios, expressed excitement about the growth of the Yellowstone franchise and its global popularity. McCarthy stated that they are just getting started and highlighted the creative storytelling of Taylor Sheridan, who has turned the show into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.