‘Yellowstone’ to end in November, sequel starts in December: NEW YORK (AP) — The popular television western starring Kevin Costner, “Yellowstone,” will end this fall and be replaced by a sequel almost immediately. However, like any good drama, there is a bit of a mystery going on.
According to a statement released by Paramount on Friday, the untitled sequel will premiere in December on the Paramount cable network, which also broadcasts “Yellowstone.”
Taylor Sheridan, the series’ creator, launched a phenomenon behind Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton, a Montana rancher. The kickoff of its fifth season last November was seen by 12.1 million watchers the evening of its introduction, a bigger number of individuals than some other prearranged series the previous fall — a momentous accomplishment for a show not on a transmission organization.
Costner stated to The Associated Press in the fall, “We’ve been able to create a show that didn’t start out being popular but did it on its own terms.”
New episodes of “Yellowstone” will air in November, concluding the series; Friday’s announcement did not specify how many. Following reports that he may wish to leave the series, it is unknown whether Costner will participate in those episodes, which have not yet been filmed.
A spokesperson for Paramount stated only that “Kevin Costner is a big part of’Yellowstone,’ and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come” when asked to comment on that Friday.
‘Yellowstone’ to end in November, sequel starts in December: The new series, according to David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, which collaborates with MTV Entertainment to produce “Yellowstone,” “will be picking up where’Yellowstone’ leaves off in another epic tale.” While the series hasn’t been named, “Yellowstone” will be essential for the title — a significant differentiation since that wasn’t true for side projects like “1883” or “1923.”
According to published reports, Paramount has denied that actor Matthew McConaughey has signed on to star in the sequel. However, McConaughey “is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner,” according to a spokesperson on Friday.
“Yellowstone” is formally reaching a conclusion, with the last episodes of the megahit Central Organization series’ fifth season set to send off in November. Furthermore, an untitled spin-off series has been requested and will make a big appearance on Foremost Organization in December and later on Paramount+.
The news comes after months of rumors that Kevin Costner would leave the show because he wanted to focus on the epic two-part Western “Horizon,” which would have made it hard for him to work on “Yellowstone.”
“‘Yellowstone’ has been the foundation on which we have sent off a whole universe of worldwide hits – from ‘1883’ to ‘Tulsa Ruler,’ and I’m sure our ‘Yellowstone’ continuation will be one more success, on account of the splendid imaginative psyche of Taylor Sheridan and our amazing projects who rejuvenate these shows,” said Chris McCarthy, president and Chief of Kickoff and MTV Amusement Studios.
The sequel series’ specific plot and cast are currently unknown, but it was previously reported that Matthew McConaughey was in talks to star in a new show that would feature a number of “Yellowstone” characters. Taylor Sheridan is where it was born.
Sheridan and John Linson collaborated on the creation of “Yellowstone.” John Linson, Art Linson, Sheridan, Costner, Glasser, Bob Yari, Stephen Kay, and Christina Voros are among the executive producers. MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios are the producers of both “Yellowstone” and the upcoming sequel.
“The Dutton story keeps, taking up where Yellowstone forgets about in another amazing story. David Glasser, 101 Studios’ CEO, stated, “We are thrilled to bring this new journey to audiences around the world.”
One of the most watched shows on television is “Yellowstone,” which follows the Dutton family and their vast cattle ranch in Montana. A staggering 17 million people tuned in to watch the first half of Season 5’s premiere in November 2022.
As “Yellowstone” itself currently streams on Peacock, the sequel series not only enables Paramount and Sheridan to avoid any potential issues with Costner but also enables them to stream a new series featuring the majority of the original “Yellowstone” cast.
Sheridan has launched the “Yellowstone” prequels “1883” and “1923” as well as the shows “Mayor of Kingstown” and “Tulsa King” under a huge overall deal with Paramount. In addition, he has the shows “Lioness,” “Land Man,” and “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” with a few more in the works.