What Yellowstone series is Matthew McConaughey in?

Chris Tilly
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While Kevin Costner is set to hang up his cowboy hat, he may as well just hand it to Matthew McConaughey, who is reportedly the lead star of a new Yellowstone spinoff series. Here’s what we know about the show so far.

Yellowstone is one of the most popular TV shows on the planet. The modern-day Western revolves around the titular ranch, which is owned by John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner.

But there’s been trouble behind the scenes along the way, with Costner rumored to have fallen out with producers, and Season 5 set to be the last.

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Creator Tyler Sheridan has already crafted multiple Yellowstone prequels, however. And a forthcoming spinoff looks like it will star Matthew McConaughey.

What Yellowstone series is Matthew McConaughey in?

It’s been reported that Matthew McConaughey will star in a sequel to Yellowstone. And while there’s no word yet on a name, it will have ‘Yellowstone’ in the title.

Chris McCarthy – head of Paramount’s Media Networks – confirmed this information during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in March. During the wide-ranging conversation, he told the outlet that the star would top-line “a Yellowstone extension, which will move forward regardless of whether Costner returns to the original.”

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Sheridan himself has called the series a “new chapter.” And in his own interview with THR, stated that “he seems like a natural fit. We had a few conversations over the years and spitballed a few ideas. Then he started watching Yellowstone and responded to it. He was like, ‘I want to do that.’ And by ‘that’ he meant diving into a raw world clashing up against the modern world. And then I said, ‘Buddy, that we can do.’“

While Sheridan only has the “broadest of strokes” when it comes to the idea, he has revealed that it might not involve any of the previous Yellowstone characters, kicking off with a new cast, and a new location.

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Referring to prequels 1883 and 1923 – which also have fresh casts – Sheridan said: “My idea of a spinoff is the same as my idea of a prequel — read into that what you will.”

Doubling down b on that statement, he adds: “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.”

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It’s also unknown where the spin-off will sit in the overarching Yellowstone timeline.

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Chris Tilly is the TV and Movies Editor at Dexerto. He has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Newspaper Journalism, and over the last 20 years, he's worked for the likes of Time Out, IGN, and Fandom. Chris loves Star Wars, Marvel, DC, sci-fi, and especially horror, while he knows maybe too much about Alan Partridge. You can email him here: chris.tilly@dexerto.com.