Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming spinoff of the popular show “Yellowstone” is moving forward, regardless of Kevin Costner’s fate. The new series will feature a younger version of Costner’s character, John Dutton, but it’s unclear if Costner himself will be involved.
The new series, called “6666,” will focus on the iconic Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, and McConaughey will serve as an executive producer. This project marks McConaughey’s first major television role since his Emmy-winning performance in “True Detective” and is highly anticipated by fans of both McConaughey and “Yellowstone.”
Costner has been the lead on “Yellowstone” for the last four seasons, but rumors have circulated that he may not return in future seasons. However, the show has not officially confirmed if he will be leaving. In the meantime, McConaughey’s spinoff is set to premiere in 2022, and the producers are moving full steam ahead with casting and production.
With “Yellowstone” consistently drawing record-breaking viewership numbers for the Paramount Network, it’s no surprise that the network is expanding the universe of the show. In addition to “6666,” there are also plans for a prequel series, “Y:1883,” which will follow the Dutton family ancestors as they travel from Texas to Montana in the late 1800s.
In conclusion, the highly-anticipated “Yellowstone” spinoff starring Matthew McConaughey will proceed with production and casting regardless of whether Kevin Costner returns for future seasons of the original series. The new show, titled “6666,” will focus on the iconic Four Sixes Ranch in Texas, and is set to premiere in 2022. The new project marks McConaughey’s first major television role since his Emmy-winning performance in “True Detective.” With “Yellowstone” consistently breaking records for viewership, the network has also announced plans for a prequel series titled “Y:1883,” which will follow the Dutton family ancestors as they make their way to Montana.