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‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Weighs In on Show’s Ending

by Thad Mitchell
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With only two more episodes left in season four, “Yellowstone” is hitting its stride with another cliffhanging finale just a week away.

It doesn’t seem possible to fans of the show that yet another “Yellowstone” season is nearing the end. But, while there is sadness about season four ending, there is also excitement for what lies ahead. Season four has been a wild ride from the start of the very first scene that saw an intense shootout. With the ending to season three still in the back of our minds, “Yellowstone” viewers are expecting another cliffhanger finale. A few of the show’s actors have teased an exciting finale, whetting our appetites for the future. Whatever may come, you know “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has a trick or two up his sleeve.

Sheridan has mastered the art of twists and turns as “Yellowstone” fans are often left wondering what hit them. This was certainly the case with the season three finale in which three members of the Dutton family are attacked. Fans spent an agonizing offseason wondering if their favorite character would be dead or alive in season four. Only Sheridan knows how season four will end, and in a recent interview with the New York Times, he reveals he knows how the whole show will end.

“Well, I know how it ends,” he says. “I’m writing to that ending. There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion; you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful. It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”

It’s a bummer we won’t be getting nine seasons of “Yellowstone” but we’ll take what we get.

‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Expands Show’s Universe

“Yellowstone” is so popular that it spawned two spinoffs after just three seasons. “1883,” a prequel, is up and running and off to an incredible start. “6666″ has yet to premiere but it shouldn’t be too much longer. The series will feature actor Jefferson White reprising his role as Jimmy Hurdstrom and will take place at the legendary Four Sixes Ranch in Texas.

It is all part of Sheridan’s master “Yellowstone” plan.

“I don’t limit myself,” he says. “I’m drawn to the sparseness of the West because that’s where I’ve spent most of my life. I lived in New York for a while. I enjoyed my time there, but I would be an outsider writing about it. I like being outdoors. I really like using the camera as a paintbrush, and I just find it’s so rare that you get to see the vastness of this nation. For the time being, that’s what fascinates me the most.”

“Yellowstone” fans can’t wait to see what Sheridan has in store for season four and beyond.