Fans of Paramount’s Yellowstone and 1883 can rejoice! The next installment of the Western drama, 1923, is on its way to our screens in just a few weeks. With the most recent season of Yellowstone having just premiered this month, we’re definitely far from experiencing a drought in terms of content… even if the characters might be experiencing a literal drought.
After all the wait, we can finally tell you more about the upcoming series, 1923. We’ve done our research to tell you everything we know so far and what we think we can expect from the new series, from the plot, to the cast, and much more.
Greed will be the thing that kills us all. Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford star in @1923official, streaming December 18, exclusively on #ParamountPlus. pic.twitter.com/HTOZpAjJeT— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) November 28, 2022
What Is The Plot of 1923?
1923 is a prequel to Yellowstone and a sequel to 1883, all television series created by Taylor Sheridan. The franchise follows the Dutton family, owners of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, also called “The Yellowstone” by locals. It is the largest ranch in Montana, and the series focuses on the fictional family’s drama while drawing inspiration from historical events and locations, such as the development of Yellowstone National Park and the Broken Rock Indian Reservation.
1923 will follow a generation of the Dutton family audiences has not yet met. The show obviously will take place in the year 1923 and center around issues of the time, such as Prohibition, Western Expansion in the United States, and the Great Depression, which actually began a decade earlier in Montana than it did in the country overall. This period in American history is also marked by unprecedented droughts and recovery from a pandemic and the First World War, so it will be interesting to see how the Dutton family navigates so many new trials and tribulations while working to overcome such recent traumas.
The Cast of 1923
Without even knowing the premise of the series, we can be sure it will take home quite a few awards. The cast features legends of the silver screen who are powerhouses individually, so we can only imagine the intensity they’ll bring to our televisions and computer screens.
Dame Helen Mirren portrays the Dutton family matriarch, Cara, who, according to her accent in the trailer, seems to be an Irish immigrant. She is the only performer to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in both the United States (Academy Award, Tony Award, and Emmy Award) and the United Kingdom (BAFTA Film and Television Awards and Laurence Olivier Award).
Harrison Ford stars as Jacob Dutton, the patriarch of the Dutton family and owner of the Yellowstone ranch. He is known for numerous acting roles, especially those of Han Solo of the Star Wars franchise and Indiana Jones. His career spans over six decades, and he actually lives in Wyoming, USA, so we think his take on this role will be extra special.
French actor Sebastian Roché portrays Father Renaud, the headmaster of the school for American Indians. He has appeared in iconic films, such as The Last of the Mohicans and Beowulf, in addition to television roles on Criminal Minds and The Vampire Diaries.
British actor Timothy Dalton joins the cast as Donald Whitfield, a wealthy and intimidating man with power and influence who surely will be the main antagonist of the series. Dalton is most famous for his portrayal of the most recognizable spy in the world, none other than James Bond. His résumé is a formidable one, so we can’t wait to see the energy he’ll bring to the series. We also can’t help but think about how cool it will be to watch Indiana Jones and Agent 007 duke it out in the Wild West.
When and Where Can You Watch 1923?
1923 will be available to stream on Paramount+ beginning December 18, 2022. New episodes will “air” weekly. So far, the series will consist of two seasons with eight episodes each. Filming for Season 1 commenced in August 2022, so we think Season 2 could come as early as next summer if the turnaround is that fast! We’ll be sure to keep you updated, so make sure you check our website for the same!
Is There a Trailer for 1923?
The official trailer for 1923 was uploaded to Paramount+’s YouTube channel on November 27, 2022. Commenters are beyond excited about the series, taking note of the star-studded cast and their previous iconic roles, like Indiana Jones and James Bond. User web even said, “Okay now this may get me to watch the franchise this was incredible/”
If you’re not already a fan of the Yellowstone franchise, now is certainly a good time to become one! With three whole series to watch and possibly more in the works, this is sure to be an endless source of entertainment, and for American audiences, this might be a bit of a history lesson. Have you ever watched Western movies or TV shows? What are your thoughts, and do you think you’ll give 1923 a try? Let us know what you think!
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