Will ‘Field of Dreams’ TV Adaptation Feature ‘Yellowstone’ Star Kevin Costner?

by Matthew Memrick

With a TV adaptation to his past movie “Field of Dreams” in the works, will “Yellowstone” actor Kevin Costner find a way in the series?

There’s no real way to know at this point, but streaming service Peacock wants this show to happen.

Variety announced that former NBC “Good Place” show director Michael Schur would direct the series on Monday. 

The show will “reimagine the mixture of family, baseball, Iowa, and magic that makes the movie so enduring and beloved.”

Costner was part of last week’s Field of Dreams ceremonies in Dyersville, Iowa. The “Yellowstone” actor watched as Major League Baseball put together a game between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. Chicago won, 9-8, in dramatic fashion.

Afterward, MLB officials announced it was the most-watched regular-season game in 16 years and that 5.9 million viewers took in the event. It had been postponed a year due to the pandemic. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said the game’s popularity would make it easy to put on another game next season.

Costner threw out the first pitch, did interviews, and took part in all the hype surrounding the game. He acknowledged his sentimental connection to the 32-year-old movie and the game.

“I’m moved by it. I am,” he told Deadline. “Somewhere along the line if you have some unfinished business, that movie starts to take over.”

Would that spell an appearance in TV series? “Yellowstone” and “Field of Dreams” fans will have to wait.

Fans React To Series News

With recent TV adaptions on the way for “A League Of Their Own” and “The Sandlot,” it was more than likely that “Field Of Dreams” would get a TV chance.

Some asked “why,” while others liked the idea of the series and the director.

Another Twitter poster lamented the need for newer baseball show storylines.

Will “Yellowstone” Actor Have Enough Time

Costner has kept busy between “Yellowstone,” a voice role in the recent Zack Snyder “Justice League” film, and his music.

Next week, Costner hits the road with his six-man group “Modern West.” The band starts a small tour next Tuesday in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The tour wraps up in Decatur, Illinois, with stops in Fort Worth and Kansas City on Sept. 2.

There may be hope for Costner’s “Field of Dreams” role, however. For “Yellowstone,” he thought he was only going to do one season. That was three seasons ago.

In a Q&A session for the Season 2 finale for Deadline, he said he “had a decision to make because it wasn’t how” the pitch came to him.

He thought about bailing on “Yellowstone” if he had to.

Maybe Schur can make a good pitch to the “Yellowstone” star.