Yellowstone’s Kevin Costner Has Left His Home On the Range: So How Will John Dutton Be Written Off?

Maybe you’ve “herd”: It is now as official as it gets that Kevin Costner will not be saddling up for the back half of Yellowstone’s fifth and final season. On June 20, the Golden Globe winner took to Instagram to announce that he’d hung up embattled rancher John Dutton’s Stetson for good.

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Doing the Paramount Network Western “was something that really changed me. I loved it and I know you loved it,” he told his social-media followers, “and I just wanted to let you know that I won’t be returning.” (Season 5, Part 2, is now in production and slated to premiere on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8/7c.)

Considering all of Yellowstone’s behind-the-scenes upsets, which were said to have included everything from scheduling conflicts to demands for script approval, Costner’s exit at this point isn’t exactly a shock. What may still come as a surprise, however, is how co-creator Taylor Sheridan chooses to write out the Dutton family’s mercurial patriarch.

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Back in June 2023, the writer told The Hollywood Reporter, “I don’t do f–k-you car crashes. Whether [what happens to John] inflates [his portrayer’s] ego or insults [it] is collateral damage that I don’t factor in with regard to storytelling.”

 

 

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