Yellowstone Star Opens Up On Kevin Costner Drama

Kevin Costner Reportedly Refusing To Film Final Scenes On Yellowstone

Yellowstone series star Wes Bentley shares insights about the series’ future that Kevin Costner leads. Many recent reports regarding what’s in store for the Dutton family seem to say they are nearing their end. Despite these, Bentley discloses that most pessimistic impressions may just be “drama over nothing”.

The Paramount series is doing remarkably well building the Western Ranch life led by the Dutton Family with their patriarch. In fact, previous spinoff series, which are all showcasing storylines before the events of the main series are also performing well in viewership.

It is only lately that reports say Costner is changing his filming schedules. Some say he won’t likely be in the future of the series. That’s because he won’t be there; Paramount is keen on getting Yellowstone its conclusion and then carrying on with its spinoff shows.

Yellowstone Star Opens Up On Kevin Costner Drama

READ MORE: Kurt Russell Reportedly Leading A New Yellowstone Spinoff Series reports that Bentley is confident that the people making the decisions for the series will be able to work things out. Being someone who is not entirely privy to the show’s overall stance and transactions, he said:

The news that’s come out recently about the show is, you know, it’s above my pay grade. Different people making decisions. I know that they’re still working on … working things out with everyone, to make sure we shoot. And I’m confident we will. We always have before. I think it’s probably a bit of drama over nothing.

Taylor Sheridan is deep in development for the future series after Yellowstone Season 5. Paramount Global is still to be their home. News also broke out last month that Matthew McConaughey is in talks to become part of the new series as a currently unknown character.

All of this is somehow linked to Kevin Costner’s reported intent on doing only a week’s filming for the conclusion of Season 5. That instead of the earlier agreed 50-65 days. Of course, the significant decrease in shooting days will impact the work that must be done in a fraction of the initially planned time frame.

Costner’s availability is assumed to get less and less due to his other big-picture project for another western movie series. He is more involved in developing Horizon. As the movie’s producer, writer, actor and director, the film is very demanding as far as Costner is concerned.

However, the news about Costner only wanting to shoot for a week on Yellowstone Season 5 is false according to Hollywood attorney, Marty Singer. The attorney said:

The idea that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of Season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie. It’s ridiculous—and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second. As everyone who knows anything about Kevin is well aware, he is incredibly passionate about the show and has always gone way above and beyond to ensure its success.

This is one thing that is highly supporting the earlier statement from Paramount’s spokesperson:

…Kevin Costner is a big part of ‘Yellowstone,’ and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come.

Yellowstone Star Opens Up On Kevin Costner Drama

Yellowstone Star Opens Up On Kevin Costner Drama

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READ MORE: Kevin Costner Reportedly Refusing To Film Final Scenes On Yellowstone

The concluding half of Season 5 Yellowstone has this summer as its target air date. The series features the Dutton family, owners of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, which people call “the Yellowstone”.

1883 and 1923 are two prequel series that spun off from Yellowstone. The two are essentially how the Duttons acquired and kept the land in the family through a setting heavily affected by historically significant events.

Joining Costner and Bentley for the original series in the second half of season 5 are Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Danny Huston, and many, many others.

Creator Taylor Sheridan is also deep at work with the upcoming shows: Bass Reeves and 6666. The latter was already featured in the original series. Moreover, through a partnership with real estate, Sheridan acquired the actual ranch. It will be the location for most of the shoots in the future.

Do you think there is a chance that we will see Kevin Costner conclude his character in the second part of Yellowstone season 5? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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