Paramount is bringing dramatic changes to the world of Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone,” officially announcing a new series of TV sequels and ending the Kevin Costner-led original “Yellowstone” series after five seasons this fall.
A sequel to Sheridan’s still-untitled “Yellowstone” is set to premiere on the Paramount Network in December (and then air on Paramount Channel+), according to a Paramount statement released Friday. The cast of the new series has yet to be announced, but Chris McCarthy, a Paramount executive, previously told The Hollywood Reporter: Matthew McConaughey Lined up to appear in a new show.
In the announcement, MTV Entertainment Studios CEO Chris McCarthy said, “‘Yellowstone’ has been the cornerstone that we’ve launched an entire universe of worldwide success. I’m confident the ‘Yellowstone’ sequel will be another big hit.”
“The Dutton story continues, picking up where Yellowstone leaves off in another epic story,” David Glaser, CEO of 101 Studios, said in the release.
When does the second half of the Season 5 premiere “Yellowstone” start?
Officially announcing the end of the original Yellowstone series, the highest-rated TV show led by Costner patriarch John Dutton, it concludes with the second half of the current fifth season. – It will start in November, and the first half of Season 5 concluded on January 1.
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Did Kevin Costner leave the ‘Yellowstone’ series?
What is not clear in the new plans is Costner’s status as “Yellowstone”. The wild ride to the national debate began in February Deadline.com The report stating that “Yellowstone” could end “in an amazing way” casts doubt on Costner’s future with the series.
Chatter about whether Costner will return has reached absurd levels of chaos after co-star Sheridan and “Yellowstone” headliners canceled the Los Angeles fan event BallyFest last month instead of publicly addressing the situation. The move angered loyal fans who bombed for the sold-out event. “The minute I feel like it’s not right, I’ll just walk away.”
In March, McCarthy expressed hope that he would Hollywood Reporter He confirmed that Costner would return for the second half of the fifth season Matthew McConaughey is lined up to star in the “Yellowstone” stretch, which will move forward regardless of whether or not Costner returns to the original.
Paramount appears to be hoping for Costner’s return, and is unwilling to confirm recent reports of his exit at the end of the season. Season 5. Speaking about plans to divorce his wife of nearly 19 years, Christine Baumgartner, Costner explained this week that he’s been taking “Yellowstone” season by season.
“I was only going to do one season, but I’ve done it a lot,” Costner told USA TODAY in November. “I give everything I can to what I’m doing. But the moment I feel like it’s not right, I just walk away.”
The new series will likely feature the cast members from the original “Yellowstone” while, more importantly, putting an end to the rich deal that gave Comcast’s Peacock, and not rival Paramount’s own service, the rights to broadcast “Yellowstone.” All “Yellowstone” spin-offs will be broadcast in the corporate block on Paramount+.
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