Social media rumors that Kevin Costner allegedly impregnated a Yellowstone set member are being reported as false.
There have been some pretty wild rumors surrounding Kevin Costner and his drama with his Paramount show Yellowstone, but this has got to be the wildest yet. Social media rumors have been flying around that Costner got a set member on the series pregnant, which TMZ has reported is far from the truth. This particularly nasty rumor started circulating after Costner’s wife of 18 years, Christine, unexpectedly filed for divorce on Monday.
Sources close to Kevin Costner told TMZ that the rumor was “total BS,” which, yeah, this does seem pretty far-fetched. There have been rumors about Yellowstone drama for a while, but this one is a little out of left field. Reportedly, the conflicts were mostly due to scheduling issues and Costner focusing on his expansive Western film Horizon.
Even the rumors about scheduling conflicts have been shot down by Kevin Costner and his reps, so the pregnancy rumors must sound especially ridiculous to his team. Whether or not Kevin Costner returns to Yellowstone for another season, it’s likely that the reasons will be pretty straightforward. With that being said, now that Costner is dealing with a divorce, it does seem even less likely that he would come back for another season of the popular Paramount series.
Even if Kevin Costner decides not to return for more Yellowstone, we’ll at least get to see him in the role when the second half of Season 5 returns later this year. There’s no official release date for the second half yet, but it’s expected to come out in the summer. After the big cliffhanger in the mid-season finale, fans are certainly waiting on pins and needles for the show to return.
With it seeming more and more likely that Kevin Costner will leave, it seems like we might actually be saying goodbye to the flagship Yellowstone series for good after the season finale. Not only is there no production planned for a sixth season, but the Writer’s Guild of America just began a strike. With there being no announcement of a date for the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to restart negotiations, it’s entirely possible this strike could go on for months.
With Kevin Costner out and no one even working on the script for a sixth season of Yellowstone, fans might just have to settle for the stable of spin-offs the franchise has planned. Fortunately, there are quite a few of these on the table. The Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren-led 1923 will return for a second season, and now there’s a new spin-off planned with Matthew McConaughey in the lead.
Additionally, there is the Bass Reeves spin-off that will star David Oyelowo as the titular lawman and the 6666 spin-off about the Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. While Kevin Costner will certainly be missed as the patriarchal John Dutton in the Yellowstone universe, Taylor Sheridan’s expansive franchise should keep fans occupied for years to come. You can stream the flagship series on Peacock, and its spin-offs on Paramount+.