Yellowstone Season 5 on Hold: What’s Behind the Production Delays and Kevin Costner’s Rumored Exit

The release of the next season of Yellowstone may be delayed.

The delay is due to reported production delays and Kevin Costner’s possible exit from the series.

The second half of season 5’s production schedule was not mentioned by Paramount head of development and Production Keith Cox during a panel at PaleyFest.

Despite rumors that Kevin Costner may leave the show, Cox is confident that he will return.

New episodes of Yellowstone were supposed to premiere in the summer of 2023.

Neither Paramount+ nor a Costner representative quickly responded to PEOPLE’s request for information.

Costner, the show’s creator Taylor Sheridan, and a number of the ensemble members of Yellowstone were absent from the Paleyfest event on Saturday.