Yellowstone is set to officially end after the final batch of its season five debut in November.
The cancellation of Paramount’s hit Western series comes months after speculation that series boss Kevin Costner is leaving amid rumors he’s locked heads with creator Taylor Sheridan.
It was claimed that the actor’s filming schedule for another project left the Yellowstone crew with minimal time to complete the shoot.
Costner’s attorney refuted the claim at the time, stating, “The idea that Kevin was only willing to work a week on the second half of season five of Yellowstone is an absolute lie.
It has been confirmed that Sheridan is working on a spin-off. While exact casting and plot details for the sequel remain under wraps, it has been reported that Matthew McConaughey will star in the lead role.
“Yellowstone was the cornerstone on which we launched a whole universe of global successes – from 1883 For king of tulsaand I am convinced that our Yellowstone the sequel will be another big hit, thanks to the brilliant creative mind of Taylor Sheridan and our amazing actors who bring these shows to life,” said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios.
“Dutton’s story continues, picking up where Yellowstone ends in another epic tale. We are thrilled to bring this new journey to audiences around the world,” teased David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios.
Over five seasons, the popular drama has followed the Dutton family as sixth-generation patriarch John (Costner) fights to preserve the family’s sprawling Montana ranch against the expansion of a border town, Native American reservation and America’s first national park.
Earlier this week, Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner, 18, filed for divorce. The two share three children aged 12, 14 and 15.
Yellowstone will air its final episodes on November 13 on Peacock in the US and the following day on Apple TV Plus in the UK.