A spinoff of Yellowstone starring Matthew McConaughey likely happening

Is Yellowstone ending with season 5?

Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle in HBO's True Detective. The actor is said to be in talks to star in a new spinoff of Yellowstone

Paramount Network has another Yellowstone spinoff on its drawing board.

In February 2023, Deadline exclusively revealed that the network and Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan are planning to end the neo-Western drama series in its current form, but are plotting a new show that will continue the story of the parent show.

Is there another Yellowstone spinoff?

Though not official yet, the potential Yellowstone spinoff, which is reportedly being developed to continue the story of the original series, will likely star Matthew McConaughey. According to Deadline, the True Detective actor is currently in talks to headline the new series.

While it’s not yet clear whether the McConaughey-led spinoff will be set on the Dutton ranch in Montana just like the original, Deadline made it clear that the new project is way more than just talk. In fact, it was reported that even though McConaughey will be the face of the new show, several big stars from the parent series are expected to cross over to the spinoff. It is reported that the new show will start on the linear cable channel Paramount Network before streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

Is Kevin Costner leaving Yellowstone?

Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in Yellowstone

Wondering why Paramount Network is considering ending Yellowstone? Deadline reported that idea of wrapping up the series and putting up a new show that will serve as an extension of the original stemmed from disagreements over shooting schedules.

Sources told the news outlet that series lead star Kevin Costner, who had originally limited himself to 65 days of shooting on Yellowstone season 5, only wanted to shoot for 50 days for the first part of the current season. But for the season’s second batch of episodes, the Oscar and Emmy winner only wanted to spend a week shooting.

Since Costner plays the main character, John Dutton, the patriarch of the Dutton clan, the actor’s request has reportedly been a source of frustration for Sheridan and has caused morale problems for his co-stars, including Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, and Gil Birmingham, among many others.

Sources said that Paramount Network declined Costner’s proposal for shortened filming and instead made the decision to move on to the rumored spinoff. It’s not exactly clear why Costner asked for a one-week shooting for the second part of Yellowstone season 5, but Deadline noted that the actor is currently directing and starring in his multi-part western epic film Horizon, which he co-wrote with Jon Baird and hails from Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line.

Paramount Network has yet to confirm or deny Deadline’s report. But a rep for the network told the website: “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. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built. Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner.”

Has Yellowstone been cancelled?

No. Yellowstone hasn’t been cancelled yet. As previously mentioned, the series is currently in its fifth season. The first part of season 5, which consists of eight episodes, premiered in November 2022 and wrapped up in January 2023. The second part of the season, which is comprised of six episodes, is expected to come out later this 2023. Although Paramount Network remains tight-lipped on the actual fate of the series, Deadline reported that it’s quite possible that Yellowstone will end with the second half of its current season.

Yellowstone Season 5 Official Trailer | Paramount Network

When does Yellowstone season 6 start?

Paramount Network has yet to order a sixth season of Yellowstone. But since there’s a report claiming that the series will likely end with its current season 5, there’s a high possibility that the show won’t get another season renewal.

What is Yellowstone about?

Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, owners of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, which owns the largest ranch in Montana. The series centers on John Dutton (Kevin Costner), a sixth-generation homesteader and the devoted patriarch of the family, who operates in a corrupt world where politicians are compromised by influential oil and lumber corporations and land grabs make developers billions. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect, the Yellowstone is in constant conflict with those it borders — an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.

How many spin-off shows of Yellowstone are there?

There are currently four confirmed Yellowstone spinoffs. These are 1883, 1923, Bass Reeves, and 6666. If the rumored Matthew McConaughey-led show was greenlit, then it would be the parent show’s fifth offshoot.

Where can I watch Yellowstone spinoff 1883?

Tim McGraw as James Dutton in 1883
Tim McGraw as James Dutton in 1883

1883 is available to stream on Paramount+, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel, and DirecTV.

A prequel to Yellowstone, 1883 follows the story of how the Duttons came to own the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch. The 10-episode miniseries premiered in December 2021 and concluded in February 2022. It starred Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, Audie Rick, Eric Nelsen, and James Landry Hébert, just to name a few.

Where can I watch Yellowstone spinoff 1923?

Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton and Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton in 1923
Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton and Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton in 1923

Like 1883, 1923 is also streaming on Paramount+, Paramount+ Amazon Channel, and Paramount+ Roku Premium Channel.

1923 is a prequel to Yellowstone and serves as a sequel to 1883. It follows a generation of the Dutton family in the titular year, during a time of various hardships including Prohibition, drought, and the early stages of the Great Depression, which affected Montana long before the 1929 Stock Market Crash.

Starring Helen Mirren, Harrison Ford, Brandon Sklenar, Julia Schlaepfer, and Jerome Flynn, among many others, the still ongoing eight-episode first season of 1923 launched in December 2022. In February 2023, it was announced that the show has been renewed for two seasons with eight episodes each.

Where can I watch Yellowstone spinoff Bass Reeves?

Bass Reeves will be available to stream on Paramount+. Temporarily named 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, the yet-to-be-released series is an offshoot of 1883, which itself is a prequel to Yellowstone. Based on the first two books of The Bass Reeves Trilogy by Sidney Thompson: Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves, and Hell on the Border, the upcoming series will tell the life of the titular first black deputy U.S. marshal.

David Oyelowo will play Bass Reeves in the series, with Dennis Quaid also appearing in an undisclosed role. The show doesn’t have a release date yet.

Where can I watch Yellowstone spinoff 6666?

Set in the present day on the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, 6666 is another yet-to-be-released Yellowstone spinoff. The show’s titular ranch is featured in seasons 4 and 5 of Yellowstone. 6666 doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but it is set to premiere on Paramount Network in 2023.

Source: Deadline
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