There is no slowing down. YellowstoneSeason 5 has just begun production. Kevin Costner is already excited about what’s coming — and he thinks fans will be too.
“The foot is still down on the gas pedal,” the Oscar winner, 67, exclusively told Us WeeklyWednesday, May 18th at the Paramount Upfronts “It’s holding up the way the first four seasons did. So, I was really happy about that.”
The Dances with Wolves director noted that he doesn’t know much about what’s going to happen in the new episodes, but he’s happy about the scripts he’s read so far.
“I feel like we’re going the right direction,” he told Use, praising the writing team’s ability to maintain a consistent level of excellence. “It’s not so easy to catch a high point. It’s not so easy to stay there. And I think the writing is really staying at a level that’s important.”
The Paramount drama’s fourth season wrapped up in January with the Dutton family in disarray. John (Costner), was in the process to run for governor. His son Kayce (Luke Grimes) undertook tribal initiation rites that made him think his marriage to Monica (Kelsey Asbille) is doomed. Beth (Kelly ReillyJamie was blackmailed by her sister for her partWes BentleyGarrett, his biological father, to death.
Costner didn’t comment on any specific plot points except John’s gubernatorial ambitions, jokingly telling Use: “You got to go vote. You got to go see if I make it or not.”
The Field of Dreams actor’s costars have been open about the fact that the show’s plots are kept under wraps until the last second. Earlier this year, Ryan BinghamWalker, who plays the role of ranch hand, told Use that he has “no idea” what’s coming for his character in season 5.
“I am so surprised where this thing goes one minute to the next,” the singer-songwriter, 41, said in April. “Most times you get the script, like, the day before you go shoot a scene, and then [showrunner Taylor Sheridan]I will rewrite it immediately. … I’ve kind of given up on trying to have expectations or knowing what things are gonna be about, because it can all change last minute.”
Paramount+ confirmed that production had begun on the spinoff series as the flagship series began filming the next round of episodes. 1932. The streaming service was officially announced Tuesday, May 17. Harrison FordAnd Helen MirrenThe show will be hosted by Duttons from the previous generation.
Yellowstone‘s first spinoff, 1883, is also set to get a second season, though the new episodes will not follow the same characters that appeared in season 1. The new series will be called1883: The Bass Reeves StoryWill star David Oyelowoas the title Reeves, a real-life lawyer believed to have inspired The Lone Ranger.
Reporting by Diana Cooper and Christina Garibaldi