- “Yellowstone” star Josh Lucas shared his ideas in regards to the new Matthew McConaughey-led spinoff.
- It comes after Paramount confirmed that the rumored franchise extension goes forward.
- He instructed Entertainment Tonight he is assured Taylor Sheridan will “merge collectively” the sequence.
“Yellowstone” star Josh Lucas is greater than able to welcome Matthew McConaughey into the fold.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the pink carpet forward of the PaleyFest LA panel for the Paramount Network drama on Saturday, the “Sweet Home Alabama” actor shared his ideas on the now-confirmed however as-yet-untitled spinoff starring the “True Detective” star.
Lucas, who has been portraying a youthful model of Kevin Costner’s character John Dutton in flashback scenes since season one, mentioned he’s simply as at nighttime as everybody else in regards to the particulars, however mentioned that he is certain the franchise’s cocreator and author, Taylor Sheridan, “has nice concepts for a way these characters merge collectively.”
“Part of it’s the thriller of the thoughts of that creator and ready for that to be unleashed in a means, proper?”
He added: “So hell, yeah, deliver it on!”
Lucas additionally expressed his admiration for Sheridan’s storytelling.
The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and screenwriter has penned virtually all of the scripts for the flagship sequence by himself and wrote each single episode of Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren-led drama “1923,” in addition to the sooner Dutton household origin sequence, “1883,” solely alone.
“I’m at all times so fascinated to see what Taylor is doing as he tells the story,” Lucas mentioned.
“The factor that strikes me or surprises me most is that each time I believe one thing is simply too loopy or too fantastical, it seems it is based mostly on a real story from Taylor’s life or from one thing that may be very near the cowboys that every one of this story is about.”
It’s doable that the franchise extension may very well be the long-teased “6666,” which was first introduced in early 2021 and is alleged to revolve round life on an actual Texas-based ranch that Sheridan owns.
Lucas’ feedback come after Paramount Media Networks president Chris McCarthy confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the rumored McConaughey-led spinoff of the favored sequence is shifting ahead, no matter whether or not Costner returns to the unique.
It had been beforehand reported by Deadline that the flagship sequence, which is the most-watched throughout cable and broadcast, may very well be ending prior to anticipated as a result of disagreements with the “Field of Dreams” star over capturing schedules.
However, Paramount Network’s president of growth and manufacturing, Keith Cox, confirmed at Saturday evening’s occasion that Costner is not going wherever any time quickly.
“What I can say is our star, the face of our present, and government producer, are very assured he’s going to proceed with our present,” he instructed followers to enthusiastic applause because the panel, attended by Insider, kicked off.
A spokesperson for Paramount Network beforehand instructed Insider in February that they hoped to have each Costner and McConaughey be a part of the “Yellowstone” universe.
“Kevin Costner is a giant a part of Yellowstone, and we hope that is the case for a very long time to come back,” the community wrote.
“Thanks to the sensible thoughts of Taylor Sheridan, we’re at all times engaged on franchise expansions of this unimaginable world he has constructed. Matthew McConaughey is an exceptional expertise with whom we might like to accomplice.”
Costner himself was slated to attend the PaleyFest occasion alongside Sheridan, government producer David Glasser, in addition to among the present’s different predominant forged members, however in a last-minute shakeup, they didn’t seem.
The lineup as an alternative featured Lucas, Dawn Olivieri, Wendy Moniz, and Mo Brings Plenty.
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