We all are anticipating this new Yellowstone prequel series, 1923.
I mean, how could we not?
It’s got a star studded cast with Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren leading the charge, as it’s based around the Dutton family during the time of Prohibition, the beginning of the Great Depression, and also the emergence of the flu. The storyline will center around genesis of the modern-day Dutton Ranch.
Needless to say, there is gonna be a whole new batch of trials and tribulations for the Dutton family, as they pick up where 1883 left off to tell the next chapter of the Dutton saga.
With that being said, the new show has proven to be even bigger than imagined and 101 Studios and MTV Entertainment Studios have already given Taylor Sheridan the green light for a second season according to Deadline.
Negotiations to bring back the cast for a second season is already underway.
Sheridan is also trying to continue the Dutton family dynasty by making two more, separate, limited series about the Dutton family during 1940s, and then one presumably about John Dutton’s (Kevin Costner) childhood in the 1960s.
Set to premiere in December, the first season of 1923 will be eight episodes, and is being filmed in not only Montana, but South Africa, Tanzania, and Malta.
Damn… talking this thing worldwide.
Taylor Sheridan once again proves to be the busiest man in the film industry, as he now has the 1923 project, Yellowstone Season Five, the 6666’s spinoff series about the iconic Texas ranch, and a number of other shows, including Tulsa King, Mayor Of Kingstown, and the upcoming 1883: The Bass Reeves Story starring Daniel Oyelowo.
The two-hour season premiere of Yellowstone Season 5 is set for November 13th on Paramount Network.
This upcoming Yellowstone prequel series, 1923, cast keeps getting better and better.
The Cast Of 1923
1923 will be based around the life of the Dutton family through the end of prohibition, the emergence of the Great Depression, as well as the flu pandemic.
According to the official synopsis:
“1923 focuses on the Dutton family’s next two generations as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle theft; all battled beneath the cloud of Montana’s great depression, which preceded the nation by almost a decade.”
Needless to say, we have a lot to look forward to when the series is released in December.
In the mean time, let’s take a look at the upcoming stars for the show:
The Dutton Family:
Harrison Ford will play Jacob Dutton, the brother of Tim McGraw’s 1883 character Jacob Dutton.
Helen Mirren takes the role of Cara Dutton, Jacob’s wife.
James Badge Dale will play John Dutton Sr., the oldest nephew and right-hand man of Jacob. He’s the son of James Dutton (Tim McGraw) and the great grandfather of John Dutton (Kevin Costner).
Marley Shelton will play Emma Dutton, the wife of John Dutton Sr. and the mother of Jack Dutton.
Darren Mann will play Jack Dutton, the son of John Sr. and Emma, and the great nephew of Jacob Dutton. He’s a hardworking rancher and dedicated to the Dutton name.
Brandon Sklenar will portray Spencer Dutton, Jacob Dutton’s nephew and John Dutton Sr.’s brother.
Jerome Flynn, AKA Bronn from Game Of Thrones, will play Banner Creighton, a hard-nosed Scottish brogue and the leader of the local sheep men. Sounds like he has the makings of the bad guy?
Robert Patrick takes on the role of Sheriff William McDowell, a friend to the Dutton family.
Michelle Randolph will play Elizabeth Strafford, a feisty woman who is willing to do anything to marry into the Dutton family.
Brian Geraghty will play a loyal ranch foreman in the show.
Aminah Nieves will play Teonna Rainwater, a young woman who lives at a government residential boarding school. Judging by the last name, she’s probably related to Thomas Rainwater from Yellowstone.
Julia Schlaepfer will play Alexandra, a British woman who meets one of the Duttons while abroad.
Jennifer Ehle will play Sister Mary O’Connor, an Irish nun.
Former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton will play Donald Whitfield, a “wealthy and nefarious” man who seems to be a Dutton Family enemy.
Nevertheless, I can’t wait to see how it all comes together this December.
The Dutton Family Tree
In that 1893 flashback from Yellowstone Season 4, we see that James has two sons with him, John Sr. (who will be a major character in 1923) and Spencer… Generation Two.
They should be in their forties or so by the time 1923 rolls around and will have children of their own (Generation Three), and John Sr. and Spencer might even have young grandchildren (people got married pretty young back then), so that’s Generation Four.
Now, here’s where it get’s interesting… John Dutton III (born sometime in the 1950s) of Yellowstone would be Generation Five, which means Kayce, Jamie (adopted), the late Lee Dutton, and Beth Dutton would all be Generation Six, and young Tate would be Generation 7.
And that’s exactly what Tim McGraw himself has confirmed.
Tim says he plays the great-great-grandfather of John Dutton in the bonus Blu-ray content:
“I play John Dutton’s great-great-grandfather. Our family is the first to discover Yellowstone and settle it. And in doing that, we are the first to really defend it and fight people off, and try to establish it and then survive.
J.D.’s the patriarch of the family. He’s the guy that had the balls, I guess, to set out and take his family across the country and head up to Montana, and sorta settle this unknown land, this untamed land up there, and turn it into something.”
Of course, which generation of Dutton has implications for the show because in the Season Finale of 1883, Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) is on the verge of death and her father, James Dutton (Tim McGraw) needs to find a place to bury her because wherever they bury her body is where the Dutton family is going to settle.
So Spotted Eagle, a Crow elder, recommends a spot called the Paradise Valley.
But, there’s a catch… the Duttons can’t have it forever.
“Yes, Paradise. Good name. But you know this: that in seven generations, my people will rise up and take it back from you.”
To which James says:
“In seven generations, you can have it.”
Doesn’t bode well for the Dutton family in Yellowstone Season 5, does it?
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