Everything that you must learn about Yellowstone season 5, half 2

Kevin Costner in Yellowstone.
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Kevin Costner lately unveiled the primary take a look at his upcoming multipart Western Horizon: An American Saga. However, for the overwhelming majority of Yellowstone followers, the one saga they need is the conclusion of the Dutton household’s story and a glimpse of what comes subsequent. Costner reinvigorated his profession by headlining Yellowstone as John Dutton, however his clashes with Paramount Network and showrunner Taylor Sheridan have left Costner’s future with the franchise in query.

Although we’re nonetheless a number of months away from the return of the collection, we’re sharing all the things we learn about Yellowstone season 5, half 2. And we’ll maintain updating this publish when something newsworthy comes up.

Will Kevin Costner return for Yellowstone season 5, half 2?

Kevin Costner leans over a fence in Yellowstone.

For now, it’s unknown. Despite the alleged feud with Sheridan, Costner hopes to reprise his function because the Dutton household patriarch in YellowstoneMatthew Belloni of Puck News reported in March 2024 that Costner is telling folks he’ll return in some capability, maybe as a cameo.

“Kevin Costner has been telling people he’s planning to return for at least a cameo and possibly more, but there are currently no discussions for him to do that,” Belloni wrote. “Even if Costner significantly lowers his financial and time commitment demands, Sheridan may not want to bother reopening his finished scripts to accommodate a send-off for John Dutton.”

Costner revealed a number of of the small print behind his battle with Paramount and Sheridan was whereas he was in court docket for his September 2023 divorce from Christine Baumgartner. Via Deadline, Costner confirmed there have been points along with his Yellowstone capturing schedule, which conflicted along with his Horizon commitments. Costner additionally acknowledged inventive variations with Sheridan and brazenly acknowledged that he might go to court docket over his exit from the collection.

Does Kevin Costner need to come again to Yellowstone?

John Dutton looks concerned in Yellowstone.

After virtually a yr of silence on the problem, Costner lastly made some public feedback about his potential return to Yellowstone for the ultimate episodes. The excellent news is that he does need to return, however even Costner doesn’t know whether or not it’s going to occur.

“I’d like to be able to do it but we haven’t been able to … I thought I was going to make seven [seasons] but right now we’re at five,” Costner informed Entertainment Tonight. “So how it works out — I hope it does — but they’ve got a lot of different shows going on. Maybe it will. Maybe this will circle back to me. If it does and I feel really comfortable with [it], I’d love to do it.”

Costner additionally appeared to point that he needs a say within the destiny of his character.

“[Dutton] needs to be proactive in what happens, and I’ve kind of had my own fantasy how [the character’s final arc] might be,” Costner stated. “But that’s Taylor’s thing. I said as much to him a while back. I had thoughts how it could happen, but we just have to see.”

Costner struck a extra conciliatory be aware during an interview at the start of May.

“No, [Sheridan and I] haven’t [talked],” Costner stated. “He’s doing special work in a lot of different ways. He’s very prolific about the things he does, and if he sees me in something that he wants to do, I’ll look at it just the way I did Yellowstone and maybe we will end up doing something together. He likes a lot of the things that I like, and the idea of us working together is not out of the question for me. The subjects he chooses are very interesting to me. I like a lot of that stuff. Yellowstone stands as something that could continue. But that is a Taylor question. But other things that he’s doing I think are really, really good. He likes the same subjects that I do.”

Kevin Costner shares his causes for leaving Yellowstone

While Costner was feeling extra hopeful in regards to the future earlier in May, he got here out with a extra combative tone throughout his interview with Deadline on May 13, and he offered his aspect of the story for the primary time.

“Well, I haven’t felt good about it the last year, what with the way they’ve talked about it,” Costner stated. “It wasn’t truthful. So now I’m talking about a little bit about what the real truth of it was. I made a contract for seasons five, six and seven. In February, after a two- or three-month negotiation, they made another contract. They wanted to redo that one, and instead of seasons six and seven, it was 5A and 5B, and maybe we’ll do six. They weren’t able to make those. Horizon was set in the middle, but Yellowstone was first position. I fit [Horizon] into the gaps. They just kept moving their gaps.”

“I don’t want to get down in the gutter with the Yellowstone thing but what I’m telling you is straight up,” Costner stated. “I have taken a beating from those f***ing guys and I know a lot of times where it’s coming from. I just elected not to get into that. But if you know me well enough, I made Yellowstone the first priority, and to insinuate anything else would be wrong. I did not initiate any of those things. They did. They were doing a tap dance and this poor guy was also having to write so much. And I don’t know why they didn’t stick up for me.”

“I could say ‘no comment’ all the way through,” Costner continued. “I won’t say my life is fair game or that any questions are fair game, but this is a realistic question. I will address it. They should have known that there was going to be an opportunity for me to say something. I didn’t have to answer the slings and arrows over the last year and a half, because I’ve just been busy working. They’ve been pretty slick about keeping their hands off; nobody was ever on the record.”

Kevin Costner smiles in a scene from Yellowstone: One-Fifty.
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Costner additionally forcefully pushed again on the rumor that his commitments on Horizon stored him from capturing Yellowstone.

“That’s not true,” Costner stated. “There were blocks of time that we didn’t get 10 episodes done. Basically, we were starting in April and May, and we’d usually go through August. We’d do 10. We didn’t even get 10 done during that time. I only worked 43 days. So that’s bulls***. That’s a lie. That’s not correct. They sent me away for seven days to go to London, to go to England during Covid, to do [promotion]. They made the contract and they picked the days.”

Costner additionally defined the origin of the report that he was solely keen to movie per week of Yellowstone season 5, half 2.

“They didn’t have the scripts for anything else,” Costner stated. “So, what you read in the end was that I said, ‘Well, look, I’m doing my movie. If you want me to work a week because you want to kill me or whatever else, I can give you a week.’ I really didn’t have that week to give them, but I said, I’ll do that. And then they [spun that] into, I only wanted to work a week.”

“I’m usually working six or seven days per each, whatever they are,” Costner stated. “And they took that and a source on their side spun that into, well, he only wants to work a week for a whole season. Do you think that’s who I am? I’ve never missed a day of work. I’ve never left before fulfilling my contractual obligations. A lot of times, I stay as much as I can. In fact, I worked the nine-day stretch just to try to help them in July, when I was starting [Horizon] on August 1. I worked a Saturday and Sunday for them, and they still needed four more days. I gave it to them, when I thought we were going to do this so-called B, but there was no B thing. I was just going to give ‘em those extra four days.”

Even throughout this interview, Costner left the door open for his return. But it definitely appears so much much less probably now.

What will occur to John Dutton if Costner doesn’t return?

Beth talks to her father in Yellowstone.
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Sheridan had a really revealing quote on the topic when talking to The Hollywood Reporter in June 2023. He stated that Costner’s exit “truncates the closure of his character. It doesn’t alter it, but it truncates it.” This implies that John Dutton received’t survive the top of Yellowstone even when Costner does reappear.

Via ScreenRant, one of many theories concerning Dutton’s destiny is that he’ll meet his demise from colon most cancers. During the primary season, Dutton survived his first bout with that sickness. If that’s the way in which John Dutton dies, then it might convey his destiny full circle.

What do the opposite solid members take into consideration Kevin Costner’s exit?

Luke Grimes in Yellowstone.
Paramount Network

Luke Grimes, who performs John Dutton’s youngest son, Kayce Dutton, lately shared his ideas about Kevin Costner’s obvious departure from the present. And he sounds largely supportive of Costner’s determination.

“Whatever happened there is unfortunate if it’s changed anything about how the show was going to unfold,” stated Grimes throughout an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I know, [Costner] got busy with his movies that were like passion projects. At a certain point, you gotta do what you gotta do, man; you gotta do what you love.”

Ian Bohen has a daring prediction in regards to the Yellowstone collection finale

Ian Bohen in Yellowstone.
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While talking with Entertainment Tonight, Yellowstone co-star Ian Bohen revealed that he hasn’t seen any of the scripts from the ultimate episodes but, however he’s conscious of the place the story goes. He additionally dropped a really daring prediction in regards to the collection finale.

“[The fans] are going to get the [best] conclusion that could possibly be written,” Bohen stated. “Everything will land in a way that is perfectly set. A lot of shows just kind of finish… and they don’t satisfy you. This will be completed in a way that it will make sense.”

“I don’t know that any show has finished this strongly ever,” Bohen added. “We’re expecting to have the best series finale in history. Overconfident maybe, but I think that’s what it’s going to be. We thank everyone for their patience… It’ll be worth the wait, I promise.”

Bohen additionally indicated that he expects Yellowstone‘s closing season to renew manufacturing in May, however it may be pushed to later in the summertime.

Will the spinoff collection function Yellowstone season 6?

A cowboy rides a horse in Yellowstone.
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That is the overall concept that Paramount Network offered to followers when the top of Yellowstone was introduced. However, a report on Puck states that three of the present’s principal solid members, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, and Luke Grimes, are in a pay dispute with Paramount Network as a result of they need important raises to reprise their respective roles as Beth Dutton, Rip Wheeler, and Kayce Dutton.

The report additionally signifies that these solid members should be paid for Yellowstone season 6 despite the fact that it received’t be produced. That was a provision of their contracts for the earlier collection. There’s no indication but whether or not the actors and Paramount Network have come to phrases. If they don’t re-sign with the brand new present, then the spinoff collection will lose key characters who might have been the bridge to the way forward for the franchise.

Cole Hauser and Kelly Reilly tease potential returns in Yellowstone spinoff

Beth dances with her husband in Yellowstone.
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Yellowstone season 5, half 2, will not be the final time followers see Rip and Beth. In an April 2024 interview with Country Living, Hauser defined his focus is on ending the ultimate episodes of the collection. Hauser then hinted that there might be a future for Rip and Beth in future Yellowstone iterations.

“I’m so focused on finishing Yellowstone the way it needs to be finished right now — well, just the show itself,” Hauser stated. “We’ll see where that leads, but I know that there’s some stuff on the horizon when it comes to Taylor’s ideas for Kelly Reilly, myself, and some of the other cast. I’m excited to see where he goes creatively with that, but right now it’s just, let’s finish strong; let’s do the best we can.”

Reilly shared an identical viewpoint in regards to the spinoff in a March 2024 interview with Collider. Once once more, the purpose for Reilly is to complete Yellowstone on a excessive be aware. However, Reilly didn’t shut the door on showing within the spinoff.

“I just care about finishing [the main show] with as much care, as much passion, and as much love as I can muster to put into it,” Reilly stated. “That’s what I care about. I’m sort of prepping for that now, [and] that’s my tunnel vision thing that I care about most. And what goes on beyond that? There are discussions, you know. Don’t believe everything you read. It’s just nonsense. But we’re gonna, you know, let’s wait and see. I don’t have an answer right now. But we’ll see.”

Which Dutton will survive: Jamie or Beth?

Wes Bently and Kelly Reilly in Yellowstone.
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The first half of Yellowstone season 5 featured the entire deterioration of the connection between Beth and her adoptive brother – who doubles because the black sheep of the household – Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley). Beth and Jamie even brazenly contemplated murdering one another in a battle which will destroy the Duttons. That is likely one of the massive unresolved plotlines heading into the second half of the season.

Note that Bently’s identify was not talked about in Puck’s report about Yellowstone solid members in search of a elevate for the spinoff collection. If there’s any veracity to that story, it could imply that Jamie isn’t going to make it out of Yellowstone season 5, half 2. That doesn’t essentially imply that Jamie will die, it might additionally imply incarceration or exile from his household. For now, we will solely speculate.

Will Matthew McConaughey seem in Yellowstone season 5, half 2?

Matthew McConaughey in True Detective season 1.

If Sheridan needed to observe the established mannequin for TV spinoffs, Matthew McConaughey’s new character from the upcoming spinoff can be launched in Yellowstone season 5, half 2. The solely downside with that concept is that there’s no official report that McConaughey has even signed on for the spinoff.

McConaughey’s identify has been talked about along side the spinoff since February 2023. Since that point, the entire Hollywood trades have merely stated that McConaughey is in talks to steer the spinoff. So it’s simply speak till McConaughey really indicators on the dotted line. For now, there’s no indication that he has.

How many episodes of Yellowstone are left?

Originally, solely six episodes have been deliberate to conclude the collection. But Sheridan informed THR in 2023 that he has the leeway to vary that, if he chooses to. “If I think it takes 10 episodes to wrap it up, they’ll give me 10,” stated Sheridan. “It’ll be as long as it needs to be.”

When will Yellowstone season 5, half 2 start filming?

Two men walk on a ranch in Yellowstone.
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Paramount Network has introduced that manufacturing will resume this spring, so it must be inside a number of weeks.

When will Yellowstone season 5, half 2 premiere?

A family gathers outside in Yellowstone season one.
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The closing episodes of Yellowstone season 5 will start airing in November on Paramount Network.

Who is within the solid of Yellowstone season 5 half 2?

John Dutton stands next to his two children in Yellowstone.
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For now, Costner stays the lead of Yellowstone as John Dutton, although it stays to be seen if he’ll return. The core solid anticipated to seem in Yellowstone season 5 half 2 contains:

  • Luke Grimes as Kayce Dutton
  • Kelly Reilly as Bethany “Beth” Dutton
  • Wes Bentley as James Michael “Jamie” Dutton
  • Cole Hauser as Rip Wheeler
  • Kelsey Asbille as Monica Long Dutton
  • Gil Birmingham as Chief Thomas Rainwater
  • Brecken Merrill as Tate Dutton
  • Denim Richards as Colby Mayfield
  • Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce
  • Ian Bohen as Ryan
  • Jen Landon as Teeter
  • Finn Little as Carter
  • Ryan Bingham as Walker

Will we see extra of younger John Dutton in Yellowstone season 5, half 2?

Josh Lucas leans back as John Dutton in Yellowstone.
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While it’s nonetheless unknown whether or not or not Kevin Costner will return, John Dutton will likely be popping up in season 5, half 2. Josh Lucas, the actor who performs a youthful model of Costner’s character, told Deadline on March 14 that he’ll return because the character for the ultimate season of the present.

“I think we’re going to do 10 or more so episodes” : Josh Lucas reveals of the ultimate season of #YellowstoneTV pic.twitter.com/WFaSf3MWRw

— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 15, 2024

The actor revealed that half 2 will likely be “10 episodes or so,” which, whereas nonetheless imprecise, does slim it down a bit by way of what number of instances we’ll see the Dutton clan this season.

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