Is ‘Yellowstone’ ending? Don’t guess the ranch, community says

Paramount Network‘s hit series “Yellowstone” looks to be all right, all right, all right for now, despite a report Monday alleging it would come to an end soon.

Deadline reported exclusively that Paramount Global and Paramount Network were taking steps to conclude the Kevin Costner-starring series from co-creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan and would pivot to focus on a spinoff series starring Matthew McConaughey.

But a source close to the production refuted Deadline’s report Monday afternoon with the unqualified assurance that “Yellowstone” will proceed.

“We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come,” a Paramount Network spokesperson mentioned in an announcement to The Times “Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built.”

The assertion continued: “Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner.”

According to Deadline, Costner had taken subject with the collection’ filming schedule and the community had declined the actor’s “proposal,” opting as a substitute to shift focus to a brand new present.

Since “Yellowstone” premiered on June 20, 2018, on Paramount Network, Costner has portrayed the patriarch of the Dutton Ranch. The collection is at present in its fifth season.

“Yellowstone” additionally stars Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille and Gil Birmingham.

The alleged McConaughey collection can be Paramount Network‘s most recent effort to expand the world of Sheridan’s “Yellowstone.” In December 2021, the community premiered the limited-series prequel “1883” that includes Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill; in December 2022 got here the collection “1923,” starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford.

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“I’m a big believer in acting as a mirror and showing the world as it functions as accurately as I can, warts and all, so that people can make their own decisions about what they think about that world and our place in it,” showrunner Sheridan advised The Times in 2021.