The future of Yellowstone is up in the air after some behind-the-scenes drama came to light. Now fans are wondering if Season 6 will ever happen.
Earlier this year, it was announced that the second half of Season 5 would arrive in the summer of 2023. But with even this being questionable, Season 6 is looking unlikely. Here’s why Season 5 may be the last.
What is the Yellowstone drama?
There is an abundance of drama in the Yellowstone series on Paramount Plus. But there has been just as much drama behind the scenes.
Recently, the show’s future was put into question when lead actor Kevin Costner was accused of holding up production of the second half of Season 5.
The 68-year-old veteran has denied such claims, and sources close to the star have also claimed the holdup is “not coming from Kevin.” Later, Costner’s attorney stated: “He is also very disappointed by the delays, which are beyond his control.”
Costner was also accused of fighting with Taylor Sheridan on set. Both actors refused to show up to a planned PaleyFest appearance later on, leading to further speculations about tension between them.
Is Yellowstone Season 6 happening?
While the second half of Season 5 will eventually arrive this year, fans should not expect a Season 6.
In February, it was reported by Deadline that Yellowstone is ending. Instead, there will be a spin-off show starring Matthew McConaughey. Deadline also claimed that it was a shooting schedule conflict with Costner that led to the end of the show, which he is still denying.
“The idea that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of Season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie,” attorney Marty Singer said. “It’s ridiculous—and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second.”
In May, it was confirmed that Yellowstone was ending after the release of the second half of Season 5. Fans should now expect these episodes to air around November of 2023.
“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,” Chris McCarthy, President & CEO Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a statement.