The continuing alleged drama surrounding Yellowstone’s last episodes and Kevin Costner continues. And now, it’s been claimed that he is not going to seem within the second half of the present’s fifth season. It’s been rumored earlier than that the John Dutton actor may go away after Season 5. Nevertheless, now that it’s been confirmed that this installment shall be Yellowstone’s last, it’s attainable the actor is not going to be within the final episodes in any respect. If that’s the case, I’ve an concept as to how the story can transfer ahead with out him.
Will Kevin Costner Not Seem In The Remaining Episodes Of Yellowstone?
Within the October 30 episode of Matthew Belloni’s podcast The City, he mentioned the state of varied productions amid the SAG-AFTRA strike. Whereas the actors’ strike got here to an finish on November 8, each it and the WGA strike have significantly impacted manufacturing plans, together with Yellowstone’s. Commenting on once we might see the trendy Western once more – and it’s vital to notice that this was earlier than the announcement that Season 5 would return in late 2024 – the journalist mentioned:
Whereas we now know that the ultimate episodes are projected to return out in November on the 2024 TV schedule, we nonetheless don’t formally know if Costner will star in them. Nevertheless, Belloni believes he gained’t.
For context, Belloni reported in September that the drama between Costner and Taylor Sheridan bought worse after the 2 had a cellphone name about his future on Yellowstone. He defined that the 2 reportedly tried to work issues out, and the actor allegedly requested for extra money, a decreased schedule and the suitable to approve the scripts. That final level was the obvious non-starter, as Sheridan has full artistic management over the present.
Additionally, including gas to the rumor that Costner may not return, the actor mentioned there’s an opportunity he may sue over these negotiations that reportedly went South. He defined throughout his divorce listening to that “there have been points about artistic.” He claimed he “tried to interrupt the logjam. They walked away.”
So, if all these rumors show to be true, it appears possible that the John Dutton actor is not going to return to the Yellowstone ranch. And if that occurs, I’ve an concept about how the sequence can transfer ahead with out him.
How Yellowstone May Transfer Ahead With out Kevin Costner
If, and it is a massive if, Kevin Costner does not return for the final half of Yellowstone’s last season I feel it’d be pretty simple to maneuver ahead. Prior to now, John Dutton has suffered from most cancers. If Taylor Sheridan wants to put in writing the actor off the present, having him move away off-screen from that’s a straightforward and logical approach to do it. Then the first drama of Yellowstone Season 5 could possibly be in regards to the succession of the ranch and the way the siblings cope with it – very like the ultimate episodes of Succession’s final season.
Whereas I in no way need John Dutton to die within the present, there are additionally loads of different plot strains in Yellowstone that may propel the sequence ahead. From Jamie and Beth’s feud to Rip and the Bunkhouse Boys’ journey South to handle the cows to the continued points with Market Equities, there’s loads to cope with within the last moments of this present. And, the Yellowstone forged is greater than able to dealing with it.
General, I feel it’s attainable for Yellowstone to maneuver ahead with out Kevin Costner, if these rumors about him not showing within the last episodes show to be true. Whereas we wait to see if John Dutton returns to the ranch, you’ll be able to stream Seasons 1 via 5A of the drama with a Peacock subscription. You may as well stream the opposite Yellowstone-associated reveals with a Paramount+ subscription. We’ll make sure to maintain you posted as we get nearer to Season 5B’s launch date in late 2024 as properly.