Yellowstone: Kevin Costner explains why he quit during Season 5 in his first comments on the surprise exit

Kevin Costner has made a big deal about why he resigned Yellowstone.

In May, it was revealed that Paramount’s hit series, about a Montana landowner named John Dutton (Costner) and his warring family, would come to an end with its fifth and final season in November.

This surprising development came after reports that Costner had quarreled with creator Taylor Sheridan over a scheduling conflict.

While Sheridan said he was “disappointed” in the actor’s decision, Costner has remained mum on the subject — until now.

According to multiple outlets, Costner engaged Yellowstone Disaster while testifying in his divorce case on Friday (September 1).

the dancing with the wolves The actor and director reportedly said the situation was “complicated” and that he was “negotiating” to return for three more seasons.

However, according to reporters present at the trial, Costner said: “There were creative issues. I tried to break the ice. They walked away.” He is believed to have said he would “probably go to court” over the matter.

Costner’s scheduling conflicts are believed to have been caused by a passion project he wanted to name Horizon: The American Westwhich took 35 years to prepare.

“My last conversation with Kevin was that he had this passion project that he wanted to direct,” Sheridan previously said. “He and the network were arguing about when it could be finished.” Yellowstone. “We can certainly work on a timeline to achieve it,” I said. [his preferred exit date]”And that’s what we did.”

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The sources claimed that Delivery time Last February, Costner wanted to spend just one week filming scenes for the second batch of episodes of Season 5, but his lawyer denied the report, saying: “The idea that Kevin was willing to work only one week on the second half of the series.” Season 5 of Yellowstone It is an absolute lie.

Kevin Costner in the movie “Yellowstone”


The actor still has half of Season 5 to film, which will serve as a “truncated” ending to the Dutton family saga.

Yellowstone It is broadcast in the UK on Paramount+. The Independent Paramount has been contacted for comment.

Earlier this week, Native American actress Lily Gladstone appeared in a new Martin Scorsese film Moonflower KillersCriticize YellowstoneHe described it as “unfortunate” and “delusional.”

Find a timeline of Costner’s controversy here.

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