Taylor Sheridan's "Ego" Killed "Yellowstone" Season 5

The New York Post says that Paramount's blockbuster show Yellowstone will finish with Season 5, but behind-the-scenes difficulties are delaying its release.

Kevin Costner, the show's lead, reportedly failed to commit to the Season 5 production schedule, causing huge delays. Sources blame series creator Taylor Sheridan's ego.

“There’s respect, but there’s friction,” a production insider says. Paramount aired Season 5's first half in November 2022. Since filming and production are still underway, the second half is in limbo.

Sheridan, who controls Yellowstone spinoffs 1883 and 1923, is "overburdened," according to sources. According to the Post, Costner only filmed the second part of Season 5 for a week without scripts.

Another Sheridan collaborator stated his ego is involved. Taylor is his star. They said he's the most significant on all his shows.

Costner may return to his career-reviving show. Horizon, an American Saga, is a four-film Western he is writing and directing.

Paramount officials were "confident" Costner would return, but the Golden Globe-winning actor has not commented. Sheridan is busy with Yellowstone dramas,

but more are coming. Paramount President Chris McCarthy just confirmed another spinoff starring Matthew McConaughey and more than 10 more Sheridan projects.

“Paramount doesn’t want ‘Yellowstone’ on the air for more than a year [competing with their shows]. A source indicated Paramount+ would like a new Sheridan show.