After months of hypothesis, Matthew McConaughey has lastly been confirmed for his personal Yellowstone spinoff sequence. In keeping with Paramount Media Networks head Chris McCarthy, the McConaughey-led extension will transfer ahead no matter whether or not Yellowstone star Kevin Costner returns to the principle sequence. McCarthy shared the information in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the place he additionally dropped that he is at the moment engaged on near a dozen (!) initiatives with creator Taylor Sheridan.
The drama all began when Yellowstone Season 5 took a hiatus earlier than the brand new 12 months, organising battle for a possible Dutton household showdown. Little did we all know, a Dutton household standoff was occurring in the actual world. Costner and Sheridan have been allegedly feuding behind the scenes about demanding capturing schedules, and rumors started circulating that it was doable Costner wouldn’t return. Yellowstone Season 5 nonetheless stays unfinished, and there is been no phrase about filming anytime quickly. “Kevin Costner is a giant a part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a very long time to return,” Paramount initially introduced in an announcement again in February. “Because of the sensible thoughts of Taylor Sheridan, we’re all the time engaged on franchise expansions of this unimaginable world he has constructed.”
In the meantime, Paramount+ is having a grand ol’ time with its Yellowstone spinoff reveals, together with 1883 and 1923. Airing solely on the Paramount+ streaming service, these reveals herald subscribers whereas Yellowstone‘s streaming rights are nonetheless owned by Peacock. That is why you possibly can’t watch Yellowstone on Paramount+. So, when you’re a Paramount exec., it is good to pursue a McConaughey spinoff whereas the precise Yellowstone sequence sits on the back-burner. In keeping with fan reactions from Season 5, nobody appears to have an issue with simply transferring on to one thing new. Nonetheless, Paramount needs Kevin Costner to no less than come again and end it out in a roundabout way.
At an occasion in Los Angeles final week, Keith Cox, president of growth and manufacturing at Paramount Community, acknowledged that the community is “very assured [Costner]’s going to proceed with our present.” That is excellent news for Duttonheads, however I will consider it once I see it. Costner skipped a deliberate look at that very same occasion, as did Sheridan and a lot of the main solid. Whereas the Dutton household kinds that mess out, no less than we have now goals of McConaughey on the Yellowstone ranch to maintain our minds busy.