The drama surrounding season five of Yellowstone continues

The in the background dramatization encompassing Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone is forming into a convincing deadlock — maybe much more than one culled from the show's storylines.

Things are not looking good in the Sheridanverse, as the fifth season's second part is still not finished and Kevin Costner's involvement in the Paramount series is unknown.

Keith Cox, a Paramount executive, made the claim over the weekend that he had nothing but positive news regarding Costner's commitment to the show and the production schedule, giving the impression that everything was in order.

According to People, during a panel on Saturday, Cox stated, "Our star, the face of our show, and the executive producer are very confident he will continue with our show."

Sheridan, executive producer David Glasser, Costner, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Kelsey Asbille, Gil Birmingham, and Jacki Weaver were initially scheduled to appear at the Q&A, which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

Hollywood. er, in the end, only Mo Brings Plenty, Cox, Josh Lucas, Dawn Olivieri, and Wendy Moniz participated. The lineup change was attributed by the event's organizers to a classic: scheduling disagreements."

The incident does not bode well for the state of America's most popular show, which has disappointed fans who had hoped to see some of their favorite actors.

The controversy between Sheridan and Costner has been the subject of reports for months, and it appears that Costner is still looking to leave the show to pursue his own Western.