Kevin Costner To Host New Western Docuseries, ‘The West,’ Amid ‘Yellowstone’ Scheduling Conflicts

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Unfortunately, we still have no updates on the status of the future of Yellowstone.

Of course, it continues to stem from Kevin Costner’s alleged issues with the filming windows, as he reportedly only wanted a week to film the second half of season five due to his busy schedule with his upcoming movie Horizon, which he wrote, produced, is directing, and will star in.

It’s been rumored that Costner’s (John Dutton) time on the show might come to an end if something can’t be worked out, and we’re gonna have to wait at least until November to get the second half of the season,. It’s even been rumored that Matthew McConaughey could star in a spinoff series that features the original cast.

However, Costner’s attorney Marty Singer has denied these rumors, and told Puck News:

“The idea that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie. It’s ridiculous, and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second. 

As everyone who knows anything about Kevin is well aware, he is incredibly passionate about the show and has always gone way above and beyond to ensure its success.”

But, with that being said, it appears that Costner’s 2023 film schedule just got even busier, as it’s been announced that he’s set to host an eight-part docuseries about the Wild West, that is supposed to:

“Capture the spirit of opportunity, adventure and peril through diverse, complex characters and untold stories that defined the era and continue to shape our country today.”

Costner shared in a statement with Entertainment Tonight:

“I am in love with history. I love the rich, heroic and harrowing stories of the West. The people and their stories have always held a fascination for me, but there’s an urgency today to put those times and the men and women who we think we know in perspective, in the context of their times, without judgement.

This particular West project is significant for me as it marks a return to The History Channel, the home of my first foray into television with the Hatfields & McCoys, and an opportunity to partner with the legendary biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who so artfully weaves together important stories that are at once expansive, intimate and true.”

The History Channel said that Kevin Costner’s The West will be told through characters, historical archive, and expert interviews, to paint the perfect picture of the west.

As great as this docuseries sounds, it definitely doesn’t add hope to the future of Yellowstone, but I guess it’s just a waiting game at this point to see what comes of it.

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