1883has quietly started preparations to begin filming in Ft. Worth, Texas,and recently released a casting call looking for extras and crew members in the Ft. Worth area.
Here’s the quick synopsis of the show:
“‘Y: 1883’ follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.
It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.”
Sam Elliott will take on the role of Shea Brennan, a hardnosed cowboy tasked with leading the Dutton family from Texas to Montana.
And for Elliott, it’s all about the writing:
“It all starts with the writing, and Taylor Sheridan is a brilliant writer. I think the western genre speaks clearly to both of us. The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself.
It’s all there, in 1883, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
Faith Hill weighed in as well on social media, sharing a quick video of her holding the script.
Finally the day has come when I get to share some exciting news with you! I will be playing Margaret Dutton, the original matriarch of the Dutton family in the Yellowstone prequel 1883. Just wait, you have never seen anything like this! @paramountpluspic.twitter.com/iVfFybU2p3