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‘Yellowstone’ officially cancelled by Paramount Network

Kevin Costner stars as John Dutton in in "Yellowstone." (Cam McLeod/Paramount Network/TNS)
May 05, 2023

“Yellowstone” starring Kevin Costner is officially ending after its fifth season, Paramount Network confirmed, according to Deadline. MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios are working on an untitled sequel, which is slated to debut in December.

Co-created by Taylor Sheridan, the end of “Yellowstone” comes amid rumors that Costner had issues with Sheridan over disagreements relating to shooting schedules.

Costner’s attorney, Marty Singer, rejected the notion that Costner was being difficult.

“The idea that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of Season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie,” Singer said earlier this year. “It’s ridiculous — and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second.”

It is unclear whether Sheridan has finished the scripts for “Yellowstone” or its sequel. Due to the ongoing writers’ strike, premiere dates may change.

“Taylor [Sheridan] is in Texas spinning hay into gold and we’re hoping we’re hoping we’ll do it soon. Everybody’s excited,” Stephen Kay, director and exec producer, recently told Deadline.

Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, praised Sheridan’s “brilliant creative mind” and expressed confidence that the sequel will be another big success.  

“Yellowstone has been the cornerstone on which we have launched an entire universe of global hits – from 1883 to Tulsa King, and I am confident our Yellowstone sequel will be another big hit, thanks to the brilliant creative mind of Taylor Sheridan and our incredible casts who bring these shows to life,” said Chris McCarthy, President & CEO Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios.

Sheridan is also working on “Lioness,” starring Laysla De Oliveira and Zoe Saldana (of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avatar: The Way of Water”), a new and exciting espionage thriller based on a Marine who infiltrates a terrorist organization to bring it down from the inside.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.