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Yellowstone star Kevin Costner's future on show revealed

The actor plays John Dutton in the series

Kevin Costner plays John Dutton in Yellowstone
Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Kevin Costner's future on Yellowstone has been the topic of much speculation recently following reports that Paramount are considering ending the neo-Western drama due to scheduling battles with the actor. 

Keith Cox, president of development and production at Paramount Network, addressed Kevin's role on the series at a Yellowstone panel on Saturday night. 

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"What I can say is our star, the face of our show and the executive producer, are very confident he's going to continue with our show," he told the audience. 

Furthermore, Moses Brings Plenty, who plays Mo in the popular series, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Kevin's future on the show. On the red carpet before the panel, the actor said he is "not worried about anything" because the "right people [are] at the helm" of the series. 

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Kevin plays John Sutton in the series

"Kevin is very much a big part of the show and hopefully will continue to be for a very long time," he added. 

Back in February, it was reported that the network may bring the show to an end and shift towards a "potential franchise extension" which would see Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey lead a spin-off series from creator Taylor Sheridan.

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At the time, Paramount Network released a statement that read: "We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone, and we hope that's the case for a long time to come. 

"Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built. Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner."

Paramount CEO Chris McCarthy confirmed that Matthew McConaughey is in talks with co-creator Taylor Sheridan© Getty
Matthew McConaughey is in talks to star in a Yellowstone spin-off series

Since then, there has been an exciting update on the upcoming series, with Paramount boss Chris McCarthy telling The Hollywood Reporter that an extension of the Yellowstone franchise is currently in the works. 

The CEO explained that the A-list star is still in negotiations with the drama's co-creator Taylor Sheridan. According to the publication, no deal has officially been reached.

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