Kevin Costner Breaks Silence on His Future in ‘Yellowstone

With the end of Yellowstone nearing, former cast member Kevin Costner has revealed that he would “love” to return for the final episodes.

Costner departed his role as John Dutton last year, following what he later described as a “long, hard-fought negotiation” (as reported by People) due to scheduling conflicts with his new movie series Horizon: An American Saga, and amid claims that there was a disagreement over the pay and creative direction on Yellowstone.

Despite this, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Costner explained that he would be interested in returning to the show.

“I’d like to be able to do it but we haven’t been able to,” he said. “I thought I was going to make seven [seasons] but right now we’re at five. So how it works out — I hope it does — but they’ve got a lot of different shows going on. Maybe it will. Maybe this will circle back to me. If it does and I feel really comfortable with [it], I’d love to do it.”

If he does return to the fold, Costner has some ideas on potential storylines.

“Well, you know, he needs to be proactive in what happens and I’ve kind of had my own fantasy how it might be,” he said, “but that’s Taylor’s thing. I said as much to him a while back. I had thoughts how it could happen, but we just have to see.”

In November, it was announced that “Yellowstone” would continue filming in spring 2024 and the fifth season would be its last. The most recent new episode of “Yellowstone” aired on Jan. 1, 2023.