Taylor Sheridan is discussing the end of his blockbuster series "Yellowstone" and how star Kevin Costner's departure may be handled.
“It truncates the closure of his character,” Sheridan told the Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. It truncates, not changes.
Sheridan called “Yellowstone” patriarch John Dutton “symbolic and powerful.” Costner plays him.
Last month, Paramount announced that "Yellowstone" will end with Season 5, but Deadline claimed in February that Costner may leave early due to "disagreements over shooting schedules."
“My opinion of Kevin as an actor hasn’t altered,” Sheridan told the publication, denying any problems with Costner.
He said Costner's four-film "Horizon" project was his last conversation with him. Sheridan claimed, “I’ve never had an issue with Kevin that he and I couldn’t work out on the phone,” but “once lawyers get involved,” communication became difficult.
Sheridan stated he hasn't written the show's finale due to the writers' strike. Sheridan indicated Season 5 will end with 10 episodes if she needed them. “It’ll be long enough.”