Saturday, July 20, 2024

Kevin Costner Now Says He’s Not Returning to “Yellowstone” — But The Show Had Moved On Without Him


Kevin Costner’s been making the rounds publicizing his “Horizon” movie, saying he could go back to “Yellowstone.”

But now he’s put up an Instagram video saying he’s not going back. Why? Because the show has already filmed its final season without him. And Paramount just yesterday announced a return date for November. Costner always knew he wasn’t going back. John Dutton dies off screen.

Costner got caught in a timing problem. At the same time he was using “Yellowstone” for his own publicity, they had already moved on.

“Horizon” is tracking at an opening next Friday of $10 million. I think the “Yellowstone” fans will not support Costner. They’re angry the show is ending because of him, essentially.

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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