Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off Is Moving Forward, Says Paramount President
McCarthy said whether or not a McConaughey spin-off would happen yellowstone Star Kevin Costner returns to original series
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It seems like yellowstone The universe is expanding!
ViacomCBS President Chris McCarthy confirmed this in an interview. hollywood reporter It was published Tuesday that the rumored Matthew McConaughey-led spin-off of the popular Paramount+ series is moving forward — whether or not star Kevin Costner will return. yellowstone,
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Although McCarthy could not share any new information about the upcoming projects, but he definitely told theart that the franchise “would not be what it is today without Kevin and we hope that it will be around for a long time to come.”
McConaughey, 53, was reportedly in talks to star in a yellowstone spin-off in February, as Costner, 68, was considering exiting the show to focus on directing and starring in an upcoming Western film. HorizonAccording to deadline,
A spokesperson for Paramount Network told PEOPLE at the time that they expected both stars to be part of yellowstone Family.
“We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of yellowstone And we expect that to be the case for a long time to come,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
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The statement continued, “Matthew McConaughey is an extraordinary talent with whom we would love to partner.”
A source familiar with the situation also told PEOPLE that Sheridan and McConaughey were looking to join forces on screen.
“Matthew and Taylor are fans of each other’s work and have been talking about ways to work together,” the source added.
News of a possible shake-up came after Costner picked up the 2023 award for Best Actor in a Television Drama Series. yellowstone In January.
John Dutton stars in the series as John Dutton, owner and owner of Montana’s largest ranch, as he navigates conflicts within his family and with the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, the national park, and developers.
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