It doesn’t take long for the rumor mill to spread. Deadline shared that Yellowstone may be ending with its fifth season, but that may not be the case at all.
If you’re looking for a good show to get through Droughtlander, Yellowstone is certainly worth turning to. The Kevin Costner drama is heading into its fifth season, and Deadline recently shared that this fifth season may be the last.
It turns out that Costner wants to reduce his shooting time. To deal with that, Deadline reported that Paramount Network was going to move on from this show and onto a spin-off with Matthew McConaughey potentially in the lead. Entertainment Weekly says that is not the case.
Is Yellowstone Season 5 going to be the last?
It does seem to be true that Costner wants to step away a little. That doesn’t mean he wants to step away entirely. This is a series with an ensemble cast at the heart of it, so it is possible to keep it going with Costner not necessarily in every single episode.
There is also some truth to the idea of a spin-off with McConaughey. This series is no stranger to successful spin-offs, so another one isn’t all that far-fetched. It turns out that creator Taylor Sheridan has been in talks with the actor to lead a spin-off in the universe.
It would seem odd for Paramount Network to just up and cancel one of its most successful shows. Of course, Costner is a huge draw for the series, but the great writing, the storytelling, and other characters are plenty of reasons for fans to stick around. Maybe Season 6 could be a time to allow Costner to step back a little and see if the flagship series can keep going before quickly pulling the plug.
Yellowstone is available to stream on Paramount+.