Kevin Costner Says He Won’t Be Returning to Yellowstone in New Video: ‘I Loved It’

Kevin Costner Bids Farewell to ‘Yellowstone’

Kevin Costner, known for his role as John Dutton in the hit TV show Yellowstone, recently shared a video on Instagram announcing he won’t return for the final episodes of Season 5.


Costner explained that after a long year and a half of working on his new project, Horizon, and reflecting on “Yellowstone,” he realized he couldn’t continue with the series. He expressed his love for the show and gratitude to the fans.

The Journey and Impact of ‘Yellowstone’

Costner starred in “Yellowstone” for over four seasons, playing the family patriarch alongside co-stars like Luke Grimes and Kelly Reilly. The first half of Season 5 aired from November 2022 to January 2023, but the second half faced delays due to a writers’ strike. Initially set to premiere in November 2023, the network postponed the release to November 2024. Throughout his time on the show, Costner cherished the experience and the relationships formed. The series, which follows the Dutton family’s efforts to maintain their ranch, has garnered a huge following and critical acclaim, making Costner’s departure a significant moment for fans.

Looking Forward: Costner’s Future Plans

In his Instagram post, Costner emphasized his love for the entire series and hinted at future projects. He mentioned his dedication to Yellowstone over the past year while waiting for scripts that never materialized. Although he’s moving on in his life, he reassured fans that they’ll see him in upcoming movies.


Costner’s new project, Horizon, is a Western epic that he has been deeply involved in, highlighting his passion for storytelling. Yellowstone will return on November 10th, 2024, on the Paramount Network, and fans can catch up on all seasons streaming on Peacock and Paramount+. Costner’s departure marks the end of an era for the show, but fans can look forward to his future endeavors in film and television.