Kevin Costner has spoken publicly for the first time about his departure from the hit television show Yellowstone. Costner testified in a hearing over child support in his divorce from his wife of 18 years. He explained that he left the show after a difficult negotiation with the producers. Costner was already working on his upcoming epic Western, Horizon: An American Saga, and was unable to come to an agreement for the second half of Yellowstone Season 5. He stated that he wanted to continue in his role for a projected sixth season but couldn't due to various issues. Paramount Network confirmed that Yellowstone will end after Season 5, with Costner's character dying early in the new episodes.