Matthew McConaughey is in talks with "Yellowstone" co-creator Taylor Sheridan for a spinoff series.
The negotiations are described as ongoing with no deal yet struck, but the idea is for McConaughey to lead a new series set within the “Yellowstone” universe.
Allegedly, Paramount Network may be moving to end "Yellowstone" early due to scheduling battles with star Kevin Costner.
Costner reportedly demanded to only work for a single week on the second half of season five, which is returning this summer. The first half of the season aired its midseason finale Jan. 1. The episode set up a potentially deadly battle ahead between Costner’s character and his son, played by Wes Bentley.
Insiders say, with or without its star, "Yellowstone" as a series is expected to continue.
Paramount Network released this statement: “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.”
Sources: Fox News, Hollywood Reporter.
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