‘Yellowstone’ Fans Can Rejoice! More Prequels Are Coming


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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“Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan is far from done with pumping out prequels and spinoffs from the epic cowboy drama, according to statements made by the man himself on Wednesday.

Sheridan has been pretty silent during the ongoing gossip storm that erupted from the set of “Yellowstone” at some point in 2022. Some folks think it started with the show’s lead, Kevin Costner, being told to quit the show by his now-estranged wife (allegedly). Others only just caught wind of the off-screen drama thanks to news that “Yellowstone” will be concluding a season early.

But we no longer have to worry about losing out on the full story behind the fictional Dutton-Yellowstone Ranch, because there is still so much more to come. During a surprise and rare tell-all interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sheridan finally spilled on what fans can expect next.

Matthew McConaughey is in the final stages of negotiations to star in a “Yellowstone”-titled prequel or spinoff series. It was initially suggested that cast from the original show would join McConaughey, but Sheridan was cryptic about this.

“My idea of a spinoff is the same as my idea of a prequel — read into that what you will,” he told the reporter, who also alluded to McConaughey’s spinoff bringing an entirely new cast and location. “There are lots of places where a way of life that existed for 150 years is slamming against a new way of life, but the challenges are completely different. There are a lot of places you can tell this story,” Sheridan noted. (RELATED: Here Are The Ways ‘Yellowstone’ Could End)

The project is still in its infancy, so there is a lot to work through. And there are also more prequels and spinoffs to the “Yellowstone” story that have yet to be told. Another example is the Four Sixes series (named for the 6666 Ranch in Texas that Sheridan just managed to purchase, thanks to his enormous streaming deal with Paramount).

It probably helps that people McConaughey, Keanu Reeves, and more, have all voiced a deep interest in working with Sheridan on “Yellowstone” or a similarly-styled shows. He’s got a talent that can’t really be argued against, and he has a methodology that works. So long as he can keep repeating it, we’ll have amazing television forever.