Although Paramount has said that Yellowstone Season 5 would premiere in November 2023, the most recent information from the actors contradicts this prediction.
Even if Taylor Sheridan is successful in penning the first scripts for Yellowstone Season 5 Part B despite the continuing writer’s strike, even if Paramount is successful in getting production underway on schedule, and even if the whole cast and crew is ready to start shooting at a moment’s notice… Will the series finale of the most popular program on television live up to our expectations?
These are the primary challenges that are preventing manufacturing from moving forward at the moment. In terms of size, they are more comparable to an elephant or a blue whale than a mouse. However, Paramount has not provided any new information on their previously disclosed plan to conclude the flagship series with the beginning of production on the final episodes in November of 2023.
The cast has also maintained their radio silence. Well, with the exception of Jamie Dutton’s character, Wes Bentley, and Sheridan, the franchise creator. Both parties have participated in high-profile interviews this summer, and both have maintained a “wait and see” attitude throughout.
However, what about the remaining components of Yellowstone’s ensemble? Most importantly, will Kevin Costner reprise his role as John Dutton amidst all the upheaval?
Unfortunately, the most recent information leads to a negative answer.
It has been reported that Kevin Costner is “no longer under contract” to appear in “Yellowstone.”
In the legal paperwork that was filed in 2023 about Kevin Costner’s high-profile divorce from his wife Christine Baumgartner, Costner says unequivocally that he is “no longer under contract for Yellowstone.”
“In 2023, I anticipate having a salary that is noticeably lower than the one I had in 2022. This is due to the fact that I am no longer under contract for ‘Yellowstone,'” Insider cites from the paperwork that they got on June 30.
According to Costner, “the show was the principal source of my income” in the previous year. The fact that he is prepared to walk away from the West that propelled him back to the forefront of American entertainment is all the more perplexing in light of the aforementioned circumstances. Especially when one takes into account the fact that he has opted to personally finance the reason he quit the show, which is his Horizon series of “epic western films.”
In spite of this, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Costner has decided to leave John Dutton if he really does get 100% of the credit. The man is currently in the midst of the disintegration of his family. There are things in life that are much more significant than watching television shows.
But what about the other members of the cast and crew who were caught off guard by this decision, and who are now being placed in limbo by it?
Dawn Olivieri, a character created by Sarah Atwood, alludes to an increase in productivity.
One such individual is the actress Dawn Olivieri, who has become a mainstay in the Sheridan/Yellowstone Universe at this time. She impressed both the show’s writer and the audience with her performance as Claire in the prequel 1883. After that, Sheridan developed the character of Sarah Atwood, who was meant to be the polar opposite of Claire, so that she could be introduced into Yellowstone proper in Season 5.
Atwood is one of the cast members that is known for speaking their minds. She enjoys the program just as much as the audience does, and for the past several months she has been using the recognizable Y brand in almost every Instagram post she makes. And the caption for her most recent post is rather fascinating.
“I hear spurs boys and girls,” wrote Atwood on Wednesday (the 5th of July, bottom). Is output at last beginning to pick up?
If that is the case, then it is fantastic news for the supporters. In the event that it is accurate, it may indicate that Sheridan engaged in some dishonest and frantic writing during the strike. Getting to work as a co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner for Yellowstone, though, presents something of a moral conundrum for the individual in question.
Regardless of the circumstances, it is obvious that Sheridan has the show at the forefront of her mind. In the in-depth and illuminating interview he gave to The Hollywood Reporter a month ago, he discussed a wide range of topics, including Kevin Costner’s decision to leave the program as well as the potential number of further episodes.