The Yellowstone prequel series 1883, our first chronological look at the Dutton family and how they made their way from Texas, to settle in the great state of Montana, is officially in the books.
Granted, there will be some bonus episodes coming in the future, perhaps something to bridge the gap a little between 1883 and the upcoming series 1932, but for all intents and purposes there will not be a second season of 1883.
Yellowstone producer David Glasser confirmed 1883 was one and done, and that 1932 will essentially serve as the “second season,” or next chapter in the story, but now, the genius behind the story himself is weighing in as well.
And in a recent interview with Business Insider, Glasser provided even more clarity on the future of the Yellowstone universe.
Simply put… think of it as an anthology.
An anthology is a series is one that doesn’t necessarily have the same characters or storyline, but follows along similar themes. You can watch them independent of each other, but there is often time little Easter eggs that ties them together.
Recent examples include True Detective, American Horror Story, Fargo, Black Mirror, and others.
“If you’re a fan of the Dutton family and the saga bringing you to the current day, what will come is that continued saga.”
So while many of these upcoming prequel series will be one and done, each one will tell a particular story along the Dutton family timeline.
We of course began the journey with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill as James and Margaret Dutton, the original Dutton settlers in 1883, and the next chapter fast forward to the Great Depression era in 1932.
And it sounds like there is A LOT more to come.
That being said, Taylor already has the entire story in mind. In fact, he told Glasser on the very first day:
“He knows every character and backstory. He told me the ‘Yellowstone’ ending the day we started.
When that happens, I don’t know. But he knows where every character ends up.”
Ultimately, 1883 was the beautiful, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking miniseries that many of us hoped it would be. Some might even argue that it’s better than Yellowstone.
But if one thing is clear, this is just the beginning of the Dutton story.