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Kevin Costner Tells His Side of ‘Yellowstone’ Dispute



Kevin Costner Tells His Side of 'Yellowstone' Dispute
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Kevin Costner says he was prepared and prepared to maneuver forward with Yellowstone in accordance along with his contract on the present — however that the manufacturing wasn’t prepared on the appointed time.

Save for just a few feedback at April’s CinemaCon, Costner has stored quiet about his obvious departure from the Paramount Community hit. As he prepares to premiere the primary a part of his western epic Horizon: An American Saga at Cannes, nonetheless, the actor and filmmaker is providing a way more detailed account of his facet of the dispute with Yellowstone’s producers, together with showrunner Taylor Sheridan.

“I haven’t felt good about it the final 12 months, what with the way in which they’ve talked about it. It wasn’t truthful. So now I’m speaking about a little bit bit about what the true fact of it was,” Costner stated in a prolonged interview with Deadline. “I made a contract for seasons 5, six and 7. In February, after a two- or three-month negotiation, they made one other contract. They wished to redo that one, and as a substitute of seasons six and 7, it was 5A and 5B, and perhaps we’ll do six. They weren’t in a position to make these. Horizon was set within the center, however Yellowstone was first place. I match [Horizon] into the gaps. They only stored shifting their gaps.”

Costner stated he labored for 43 days on the primary half of Yellowstone’s fifth season, which aired in late 2022. He left the set of Horizon to shoot the second half (which is scheduled to premiere in November), however in keeping with him, scripts weren’t prepared.

“After which issues imploded,” he stated. “You’ve been studying one model [of what happened] for a 12 months and a half. I left my film to be on time for them for [season] 5B. I left precisely once they wished, and it made it arduous on me. It seems they didn’t have the scripts for 5B. They wanted 4 extra days simply to finish the primary eight episodes. I left early to offer them what they wanted to have an entire eight, and I felt unhealthy that the viewers didn’t get 10. They didn’t have the scripts for the rest.”

After that, Costner wanted to return manufacturing on Horizon — which he directed, co-wrote and stars in — however supplied to work and further week if wanted. That provide, he stated, received twisted into studies that he was solely prepared to return to Yellowstone for per week.

Coster admits to being displeased with the way in which the story has performed out, however he additionally says he’d return to the collection if he’s requested. “In the event that they’ve received so many different issues occurring, perhaps this circles again and it’s a extremely cool two seasons,” he stated. “Or finish it, if the writing’s there and I’m proud of it. I’m open to that. However I took a beating over these guys not talking up for me and permitting loopy tales to come back out. I’m not comfortable about that. But when the writing is there, I will likely be there too.”

When confirming the top of Yellowstone, Paramount Community introduced 2024 because the first-ever Yellowstone sequel; a present-day story to happen after the occasions of Yellowstone that might proceed exploring the Dutton household dynasty with new characters and areas, in addition to some current characters, per the discharge on the time. It was given a straight-to-series order. The community additionally introduced one other prequel, 1944, which might comply with within the footsteps of restricted collection 1883 and 1923, the latter which has been renewed for a forthcoming second season.