Friday, July 19, 2024

Paramount exec ‘confident’ Kevin Costner will continue ‘Yellowstone’ – The Hollywood Reporter


speaks in a Yellowstone On Saturday night, Paramount Network’s head of development and production, Keith Cox, addressed the elephant in the room about star Kevin Costner’s future with the show.

Cox said to the audience at the Dolby Theatre, in front of hundreds of fans who gave an enthusiastic answer.

In February, it was reported that the network may seek termination Yellowstone Sooner rather than later due to scheduling fights with Costner, who plays patriarch John Dutton and is said to have only demanded work for one week in the second half of Season 5. The first half of the season aired in the mid-season finale on January 1 and is set to return for a second half this summer. The episode set up a potentially fatal fight between Costner’s character and his son, played by Wes Bentley.

It was also revealed that Matthew McConaughey will be starring in a movie Yellowstone The Spinoff series is created by creator Taylor Sheridan, regardless of Costner’s role in the series.

At the time of the news surrounding Costner’s future, Paramount Network issued this statement: “We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone Hopefully, this will be the case for a long time to come. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we’re always working on franchise expansions of this amazing world he’s built. Matthew McConaughey is an exceptional talent we would love to partner with.”

The Saturday night panel was originally set to feature Costner, Sheridan, co-stars Bentley, Kelly Riley, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes, Kelsey Aspel, Jill Birmingham, Jackie Weaver, and executive producer David Glaser. However, just hours before the event, the entire lineup was changed and replaced by Cox, Moses Brings Plenty, Dawn Olivieri, Josh Lucas, and Wendy Moniz.

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Talking to Hollywood Reporter On the red carpet about the Costner situation, Plenty said he’s “not worried about a thing” because “the right people [are] He continued, “Kevin is a very big part of the show and we hope it continues for a very long time.”

Muniz said it was “interesting” to navigate the uncertain state of the show, saying, “We’ve been waiting and listening and wanting to get back to work, basically.”

Oliveri, who plays cunning company shark and newcomer Sarah, said of the show, which is likely to end sooner rather than later: “I think Taylor writes rollercoasters, I can trust him to do that. Because why write otherwise? Do you write so everyone is happy?” And they feel good about what I just did to them? That’s not why we watch Taylor Sheridan stuff. We watch it because we go. [gasps] I can’t believe this just happened. How does he do this?'”

The actress, who previously starred as Claire Dutton in Yellowstone Limited prequel offer 1883they joked, “The names will change, the cuteness factors will change, Matthew McConaughey will show up, he’ll just be all he needs.”

During the panel, Lucas spoke of the enduring popularity of the series — the ranch drama that counts Jennifer Lopez among her legion of fans — as a model for how coastal cities tend to discount the vibrancy and diversity that Central America has to offer.

“I think people wanted to reduce the show to a specific Western, American, and white iconographic vision of what’s going on right now with partition in this country, and in fact, the show presents so many conflicting ideas at exactly the same time, which is why I think the show is actually about America and not About a red state. “It’s presenting so many different points of view at the same time, and they collide, and they’re alive, and the problem with what coastlines do to Central America is that they reduce it to one idea. This show is about family, it’s about love, and it’s about an idea of ​​America—past and present.” And the future.”

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