In response to rumors that Kevin Costner may be retiring his cowboy hat, Paramount Network addressed suspicions regarding his future on “Yellowstone” in a hazy manner.
They first elected to keep quiet regarding the rumors of Kevin’s departure, but have now issued an explanation that includes their confidence that he will remain with the company.
Kevin Costner WILL CONTINUE On Yellowstone!
At the PaleyFest panel for the Paramount+ drama on Saturday night, fans applauded as Keith Cox, the President of Development and Production at Paramount Network, assured them that the show’s star, executive producer, and face were highly confident about Kevin’s continuation with the show.
In response to a question regarding the resumption of production for the season, Cox stated that an announcement would be made “soon.” He expressed his confidence in the remaining episodes of the season, describing them as “phenomenal. I’m confident.”
On January 1, the show’s midseason finale aired. Those who were in attendance at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood were anticipating hearing directly from Costner. Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes, Kelsey Asbille, Wes Bentley, Gil Birmingham, Jacki Weaver, and even executive producers Taylor Sheridan and David Glasser were all scheduled to appear with the show’s lead.
Keith Cox, head of development and production at Paramount Network, was on the panel that was narrowed down to include Josh Lucas, Wendy Moniz, Mo Brings Plenty, and Dawn Olivieri. An hour before the Saturday night screening and Q&A was scheduled to begin, the media, were informed of the schedule change when they checked in for the event.
Rumors Roared Again
After screening season five, episode seven, “The Dream Is Me,” a PaleyFest representative took the stage to inform the audience that “scheduling conflicts” had caused the significant alteration in the panel lineup. However, not all of the fans were satisfied with this explanation, and a few of them briefly objected to the absence of the cast.
Although a sizable audience stayed for the whole hour-long event, it was clear that many people were leaving since the panel was not what they had come to see.
But what we knew so far was that due to scheduling conflicts with the “Field of Dreams” actor, Sheridan, Paramount Global and Paramount Network wanted to stop the neo-western drama after its fifth season, as Deadline reported in February, even though later Kevin’s lawyer clarified that’s not true and Paramount chose to keep the issue quiet.