Kevin Costner’s Yellowstone journey comes to an end after Season 5 due to a reported feud with co-creator Taylor Sheridan.
According to ET, Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton on the hit TV drama Yellowstone, will not be returning after season 5. Costner and the show’s co-creator, Taylor Sheridan, were previously rumored to have clashed over the actor’s filming commitments for the remaining episodes of the current season. Furthermore, there is no word on when the cast and crew will return to Montana to finish filming the episodes. Yellowstone has recently been a fan favorite, with millions of fans tuning in for each episode. The series highlights the Dutton
family’s battles to safeguard their land and family from modern-day pressures that threaten their traditional way of life.
This comes after PNC President Keith Cox addressed worries about Kevin Costner’s future with the show. During a recent panel discussion on the show, Cox stated that the network is “very confident” that Costner will be a part of it. It’s unclear how Costner’s rumored departure will affect the series, or whether the network will try to carry on without him. Cox stated:
Meanwhile, Kevin Costner’s The West, his next Western documentary series, is taking him into uncharted territory. The eight-episode series will investigate the myths and stories of the American West, providing a new perspective on the region’s past. Costner, who has appeared in films such as Dances with Wolves and Open Range, will host and executive produce the show. The show was revealed during A&E Networks’ 2023 upfront presentation, but no release date has been set.
Marty Singer, Kevin Costner’s attorney, rejected charges that the actor was “difficult to work with” on a show he worked hard to make a success. Singer called the allegations “an absolute lie” and said it was “ridiculous” that Costner would only work for one week during the second half of season 5 of Yellowstone. Singer claims that Costner is devoted to the program and has gone above and above to assure its success.
Separately, Costner was surprised to learn of his impending divorce from Christine Baumgartner, which was filed citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple had been married for 18 years and had three residences, but due to a prenuptial agreement, they owned nothing equally. Costner was taken aback by the news, and his representative issued a statement stating, “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond Mr. Costner’s control have transpired, resulting in Mr. Costner being forced to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.”