‘Yellowstone’ Creator Gives Update on the Fate of Season 5 – “It’ll be as Long as it Needs to be”

Yellowstone fans have been anxiously anticipating updates on the show’s future following the dramatic events surrounding the fifth season. Fortunately, Taylor Sheridan, the co-creator of the series, recently provided some encouraging news during an interview, shedding light on what fans can expect in the latter half of Season 5.

The first half of Season 5 concluded in early January, and originally, the second half was scheduled to air during the summer. However, conflicts arose between the series’ star, Kevin Costner, and Paramount, resulting in delays. Costner has been attempting to negotiate his shooting schedule for the second half of Season 5, which clashes with his commitments to another movie project.

As of now, Season 5 is expected to make its return in November. Additionally, there are rumors that Costner’s character, John Dutton, will be killed off early in the season, leaving uncertainty about his potential return to conclude his story.

However, the positive update is that Taylor Sheridan has informed the Hollywood Reporter that Paramount will likely give him the creative freedom to conclude the story according to his own vision. This means that he will have the liberty to extend the season beyond the initially planned six remaining episodes, if necessary.

If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10,” he states. “It’ll be as long as it needs to be.”

Although ‘Yellowstone’ will soon come to an end, Sheridan isn’t ready to end it there. It was announced earlier this year that Matthew McConaughey will take on a lead role in a new spin-off project. Chris McCarthy, who leads Paramount Media Networksconfirmed that Matthew McConaughey was casteds in the Yellowstone spin-off, which is one of the ten projects being developed by Taylor Sheridan under McCarthy’s supervision.