Exclusive: “Yellowstone” isn’t ending, but Kevin Costner’s John Dutton is on his way out.
According to my sources, Dutton will meet a similar fate to that of “Succession”‘s Logan Roy,played by Brian Cox on the HBO hit, The show killed him off in the third episode, Of course, “Succession” was in its final season. “Yellowstone” is not. I’m told when the second part of Season 5 of “Yellowstone” resumes some time this fall, Dutton will be killed off and the repercussions will be played out in the remaining episodes.
“The whole team is down in Texas now meeting, and trying to figure out how to do it. I’m sure Taylor Sheridan has it worked out more or less.” The source adds: “We all knew Kevin would leave eventually.”
And so it goes. But wait! My source says “Yellowstone” will not end with Dutton’s death, and this has nothing to do with the Matthew McConaughey spin off. “I think the main show will go on for at least one more season after, they’ll have to see how it goes. Remember, this isn’t until 2024. A lot can happen.” As for McConaughey: “that show will like ‘1923’, its own series.
As I reported months ago, Costner and Sheridan have been at odds for a long time. Costner is ready to reclaim his movie career. He’s directing a multi-part series called “Horizon” that he will own rather than be part of Sheridan’s empire. It’s just a matter of figuring out how and when to get rid of John Dutton.
Meanwhile, the cast and crew of “Yellowstone” wait with baited breath for the executive to decide when Season 5, Part 2, starts shooting its remaining 7 episodes.