Yellowstone' creator Taylor Sheridan finally talks Kevin Costner's exit

Earlier this year, Costner shocked the "Yellowstone" universe and fans with plans to depart the series for work on passion projects

I'm disappointed," Sheridan told The Hollywood Reporter in a cover story interview released Wednesda

It truncates the closure of his character. It doesn't alter it, but it truncates it."

Costner will focus on his four-movie Western saga "Horizon" that he's co-writing, directing and starring in

Yellowstone" schedule has long been a source of contention. Sheridan said he has no hard feelings

My opinion of Kevin as an actor hasn't altered," Sheridan said. "His creation of John Dutton is symbolic and powerful

I sure hope (the movie is) worth it – and that it's a good one.