Yellowstone: Kevin Costner confirmed he would not return

Yellowstone: Kevin Costner confirmed he would not return

Kevin Costner has revealed that he will not be part of the second half of Yellowstone season 5.

Yellowstone will continue the second half of the fifth season, but without its leader, John Dutton. Kevin Costner’s character is what attracted many fans to the series, cementing it as one of the biggest hits. The series was even released on the streaming service Netflix, where it also became one of the most watched shows.

But for the second half of the fifth season, Costner’s character will be absent. Yes, unfortunately it looks like John Dutton will not be returning to Yellowstone.

Kevin Costner will not return to Yellowstone

It has finally been revealed when Yellowstone season 5B will release, but there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the show’s leading man and whether he would return as John Dutton. Good now Kevin Costner set the record straight and revealed he won’t return to Yellowstone to resume his role as head of the Dutton family.

(…) I just realized that I will not be able to continue season 5, nor in the future. It’s something that really changed me. I loved it and I know you loved it. And I just wanted to let you know that I’m not coming back. I love the relationship we’ve been able to develop and I’ll see you in the movies.

Costner made the decision after Yellowstone has suffered numerous delays. During these delays, the famous actor signed up for other projects, and now there are time conflicts. So he’ll spend the next few years working on other things, like his Western film series, Horizon: An American Saga.

He revealed that he plans to film and work on Horizon during Yellowstone’s hiatuses, with the Paramount series taking priority. However, due to delays this became unfeasible. Which ultimately led to him deciding not to return to focus on Horizon.

(The Yellowstone Producers) wanted to do that again (contract), and instead of seasons six and seven, it was 5A and 5B, and maybe we’ll do six. They could not achieve them. Horizon was placed in the middle, but Yellowstone was in first place. If that (Horizon) in the gaps. They just kept closing their gaps.

The writers will now have to figure out what to do with his character. Did he die mysteriously or did he simply leave the country to go on a trip around the world? We’ll have to see when Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2 releases in November.