How Kevin Costner’s feud with Taylor Sheridan could kill ‘Yellowstone’ after season 5

The future of “Yellowstone” is uncertain after a reported conflict between the creator and the lead star.

Taylor Sheridan, the cocreator and showrunner, wants to end the show after season five.

Kevin Costner, who plays John Dutton, wants to reduce his filming days on location.

Costner only filmed for 50 days for the first eight episodes of season five and wants to film for only a week for the remaining six episodes.

The report claims that Costner’s demands have caused frustration for Sheridan and morale problems for the other cast members.

“Yellowstone” is a neo-Western drama that follows the Dutton family and their ranch in Montana.

The show is a ratings hit for Paramount Network and has spawned two spin-offs, “1883” and “6666”.

The midseason finale of season five aired in November 2021 and left fans with several cliffhangers.

The show is expected to return in early 2022, but its future beyond that is unclear.