Friday, June 21, 2024

Exclusive: Kevin Costner’s John Dutton Will Meet a Logan Roy-Like Exit in “Yellowstone” Season 5, Part 2


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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