The Bitterroot Valley and Missoula are hosts to a major television production as I am writing this. Season 5 of the hit television drama, "Yellowstone" is filmed in our backyard. In seasons 1-3, the show had been mostly filmed in Utah, and occasional scenes took place on Chief Joseph Ranch in Darby, MT. But, for seasons 4 and 5, the entire production moved to Montana.

Now, it appears that Paramount will not be bringing back the show for a 6th season.

According to Variety

Yellowstone” is officially coming to an end, with the final episodes of the megahit Paramount Network series’ fifth season set to launch in November. In addition, an untitled sequel series has been ordered and will debut on Paramount Network and Paramount+ in December. The announcement comes after months of speculation that Kevin Costner would be leaving the series, reportedly over his desire to focus on the epic two-part Western feature “Horizon,” which would have seriously impacted his availability to film “Yellowstone.”

Matthew McConaughey has been rumored to be part of a new Yellowstone spin-off. Lots of people speculating that the upcoming "Yellowstone" sequel series will be surrounding the famed 6666 Ranch in Texas. Which makes sense for McConaughey's character. Being that he is a proud Texan.

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We recently heard in Costner's own words that he "Will not be returning." Costner has officially stepped down from his role as John Dutton. This means that writers will have to figure out a way to kill off his character in the second half of the season.

With so many rumors swirling around what is going to happen in the second half of season 5. It is hard to wrap our heads around what might be Dutton's demise. Will John's cancer return? Will he get killed by Jaime? Lots of fans are speculating how the series finale will go.


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