Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Yellowstone” Season 5 Delayed Even More Now That Kevin Costner Has Decided to Direct a Movie


Fans of “Yellowstone” won’t be happy with this news.

Despite being a runaway success, season 5 of the popular horse opera on Paramount’s cable channel will be delayed even more.

It seems that star and producer Kevin Costner is getting to shoot not the next season of the show, but a movie.

Costner, according to reports, will direct and produce a film he’s written called “Horizon,” about settling the American West before the Civil War. Pre-production begins next month, and shooting starts at the end of August.

Even if there were time to wedge in a season of “Yellowstone,” Paramount still hasn’t officially renewed it. It’s telling that Paramount Pictures hasn’t swooped in on “Horizon.” Costner is financing the picture independently. You’d think that Paramount, which needs hits desperately, would be all over the “Dances with Wolves” Oscar winner to stay in business with him.

“Yellowstone” remains a home viewing phenomenon. The DVDs are selling like crazy, occupying four of the top spots on the home viewing charts — among movies, not other TV shows. A lot of people are probably catching up with earlier seasons, that sort of thing. It’s no “Dallas” or even “Succession,” but “Yellowstone” has found a spot in the culture.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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