Yellowstone’s Cole Hauser On Working With Kelly Reilly: “I Want To Do Another Five Years, At Least”

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I think everybody can agree that the success Yellowstone has achieved over the years is pretty astonishing.

Season after season, they continue to push the show to new heights, and now, we through fourth season averaging 14 million viewers, (15 million for the Season Finale).

The show has also seen its first award nomination, as it’s up for Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards.

Needless to say, the work that co-creators Taylor Sheridan and John Linson have put into the show is finally paying off.

And while we do know that the show was renewed for a fifth season, Cole Hauser, who plays the fan favorite Rip Wheeler, wants it to go on for five more season.

Cole, Kevin Costner, Kelly Reilly, and more members of the cast weighed in on the success of the show in an interview with Deadline Virtual Screening Series.

“As far as Kelly and I and our relationship, not only on screen but off screen, I feel like (and I hope you feel the same) but I just feel free with her to do whatever we want to do as creative souls and I’m blessed to have met her four years ago and to be able to create these two characters together

When you go to set every day and just totally open your heart and allow you to play at the highest level because she’s coming to play and we meet in the middle and make the best of what this scene can be. And that to me is what I’ve always dreamed of as an actor… I want to do another five years, at least.”

I love Rip and Beth as much as the next guy, but unfortunately, I don’t think it’s gonna go that far…

‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Says The End Of The Story Is In Sight

If you’re thinking Yellowstone is gonna pull a Walking Dead, it’s not.

And that might be a good thing.

Anybody who started watching The Walking Dead right at the beginning was obsessed with it. But 11 season later, it got stale, viewership dropped, and it’s ultimately remembered for being the show that didn’t know when to end.

So with Yellowstone hitting the peak of its popularity right now, creator Taylor Sheridan is letting fans know that his show won’t be repeating the same mistakes.

In fact, according to a new interview with the New York Times, the end is actually in sight.

“Well, I know how it ends. I’m writing to that ending. There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion; you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful.

It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”

He echoed that sentiment in a previous interview with Deadline, hinting that show could possibly conclude after Season 6, which might be sooner than fans want, but there’s no sense in dragging the story out for the sake of more seasons (looking at you How I Met Your Mother).

“Well, I know how it ends. I know how the series ends, and you have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.

So, you have to keep moving forward, and there have to be consequences in the world, and there has to be an evolution toward a conclusion. Can that be another two seasons beyond this? It could.”

We’ll just have to wait and see, but it sounds a lot like 6 or 7 seasons could be the sweet spot. And with Season 5 filming getting underway in May, it sounds like the end is in sight.

Of course, with the release of the prequel series, 1883, not to mention rumors about a 6666’s Ranch spinoff featuring Jimmy, Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe is far from over.

And if you’re a fan of the hit series Yellowstone, be sure to check out our Yellowstone The Soundtrack Playlist, updated in real time each week as new episodes air.


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