Why Is 'Yellowstone' Canceled? Here's What to Know About the Show Ending After Season 5

No one anticipated Yellowstone to achieve the level of success it has since its release in 2018

The cast was led by Kevin Costner as patriarch John Dutton, and audiences were captivated by his family's tale and the struggles he faced in order to maintain the success of his Montana horse ranch

His children's struggles with love and identity, when added, gave birth to a drama that viewers continue to watch on Paramount Network

 Both 1883 and 1923 had successful debuts on Paramount+ in December 2021 and the next year, respectively

But most importantly, viewers continue to like the first season of Dutton, which starred Kevin as its representative

After season 5, rumors of Yellowstone's cancellation started to circulate back in February. Deadline reported at the time that Kevin asked to film the remaining episodes of season 5 in a single week,

However, on May 5, word spread that Yellowstone would terminate after season 5