The first episode of 1883, the prequel to Yellowstone, dropped yesterday, and it looks like it’ll be living up to the hype.
For those who have yet to watch, the new prequel was introduced in a flashback at the beginning of this week’s episode of Yellowstone. And now, we have a behind the story look at that episode, titled “No Kindness for the Coward.”
Tim McGraw, who plays the main character, James Dutton, in 1883, says that from the first scene with the shootout on the horses, he was “completely hooked.”
“Feeling completely and fully in the moment while you’re doing it, it just doesn’t get any better as an actor.
You have to make sure that they know that you’re a mean son of a bitch, and this will not happen on your land.”
Kevin Costner (John) weighed in on the brilliance of Taylor Sheridan for creating a prequel, giving the backstory behind Yellowstone:
“I think it’s interesting to understand the past. Taylor’s dipping into that. It shows a level of violence, how deadly it could be.”
McGraw then talks about how cool it was playing alongside his wife Faith Hill (Margaret), and how seeing the genuine concern on her face when she saw he was shot. He says it’s exactly how she would react in real life.
The episode then fast forwards to the latest episode of Yellowstone, where Cole Hauser (Rip) talks about how stressful it is for Rip to move into John Dutton’s house, while having a relationship with his daughter Beth.
However, Kelly Reilly (Beth) then adds that although it can be complete chaos, having everybody in the same house can make them stronger than ever.
The episode then transitions to Jimmy and Emily in Texas.
Katherine Kelly (Emily) talks about what Emily sees in Jimmy:
“He has this sort of innocence about him. He doesn’t even know how to play games if he wanted to.”
The episode also shows Beth and Summer’s discussion about the new airport that’s about to be built, which will take land away from the ranch, and this could be the first time we see Summer and Beth truly get on the same page, as neither one wants to see the airport built.