Kevin Costner's uncertain future - Lead star Costner has hinted about exiting, which could end the show.
Expiring cast contracts - Major stars only have deals through season 5 so far.
Declining ratings - Viewership has dropped slightly season to season on Paramount Network.
Storylines wrapping up - Major arcs like the Duttons taking power provide a logical conclusion.
Spinoff plans - Paramount has explored spinoffs that could replace Yellowstone.
Streaming competition - Streaming wars make it unclear if Paramount+ will keep Yellowstone long-term.
High production costs - Filming on location in Montana comes with a significant price tag.
Creative team moving on - Taylor Sheridan and other creators may want to wrap up Yellowstone on their own terms.
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