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Earlier this week, we reported that “Yellowstone” may be coming to an end amidst behind-the-scenes tension between star Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan, the show’s creator. Now, sources are opening up about what led to this drama on the “Yellowstone” set.

Tension On ‘Yellowstone’ Set

“Certain people in charge of the production developed a God complex,” a source with detailed knowledge of “Yellowstone” told Daily Mail.

This insider went on to say that Costner, 68, who is also an executive producer of “Yellowstone,” was told to “stick to acting” when he raised concerns about the direction the show was heading in.

“Kevin will forever be proud of and grateful for Yellowstone and the cast is like family to him,” the source said. “He just felt like Yellowstone is headed in a direction that was not in line with their initial vision and he was met with criticism, including that he should just stick to acting.”

The future of “Yellowstone” is especially uncertain given the fact that no date has been set to start filming the second half of season five. Filming could be pushed back even more due to an impending writers strike after members of the Writers Guild of America voted to authorize a shutdown over issues involving pay.

Related: ‘Yellowstone’ Ending After Current Fifth Season Amidst Drama Between Kevin Costner And Creator Taylor Sheridan, Sources Allege

Claims About Costner And Sheridan

A “well-placed” production source told the New York Post earlier this week that Costner wanting to cut down his workload on “Yellowstone” for the second half of the fifth season so he could focus on other projects had also led to tension between him and Sheridan.

“It’s the same as with any show runner and big star — there’s respect, but there’s friction,” this source alleged.

Another “highly placed” Hollywood source placed much of the blame for the tensions between the two men on Sheridan.

“Taylor is the star of his show. He’s the most important person on all of his shows,” this insider said.

Deadline reported back in February that Costner only wanted to spend one week shooting his portion of the second half of season five. Costner, however, fired back through his attorney, saying that this report was an “absolute lie.”

“As everyone who knows anything about Kevin is well aware, he is incredibly passionate about the show and has always gone way above and beyond to ensure its success,” his lawyer Marty Singer said at the time.

Related: Kevin Costner Fires Back Over ‘Lie’ From ‘Yellowstone’ Set

Costner Has ‘Been Extremely Cooperative’

Sources close to Costner claimed that he had made himself available to shoot “Yellowstone” episodes at the end of 2022 and then again in January, only to find out that Sheridan didn’t have any scripts ready.

“Kevin’s been extremely cooperative with working with Taylor and his production company, 101 Studios. They were supposed to shoot the second chapter of Season five late last year, but they just didn’t have the scripts,” one source said.

“Kevin had already committed to making his other movies. He had given the producers his schedule. There was nothing to shoot,” this source added.

A whopping 12.1 million people watched the season five premiere of “Yellowstone” back in November, making it one of the most popular shows on television at the moment. We can only hope that Costner and Sheridan are able to put their differences aside and continue making “Yellowstone,” because there are millions of us who want this show to go on for many years to come!

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