Here’s everything we know about 1883 Season 2, the next chapter of the Yellowstone prequel, from its release date and trailer to cast, plot, and more.
Yellowstone, the hit western series created by Taylor Sheridan and starring Kevin Costner, first hit the small screen in 2018. With every batch of episodes, its acclaim and viewership has grown, with the flagship show now on its fifth season.
In February 2021, Sheridan signed a deal with Paramount to create new Yellowstone shows for the studio – this included 1883, a hit prequel series.
So, here’s everything we know about 1883 Season 2, from any release date information and trailer to cast, plot, and other details.
1883 Season 2: Is it happening?
Yes, 1883 is getting another season – but it’s not as simple as a Season 2.
1883 is set to be followed by 1923, a sequel series also taking place before the events of Yellowstone. The show will also live on via 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, chronicling the life of the “legendary lawman”, as per TV Line.
The Yellowstone universe is growing even more with another spinoff titled 6666, which will revolve around the Four Sixes Ranch in West Texas.
As for a direct follow-up to 1883, Sheridan said he “wanted to make a ten-hour movie that ended, and that’s what we did”, so don’t expect one in a hurry.
“I created this peek through time to show you this one specific journey. I’m not someone who likes to tie everything up in a bow and explain how everyone lived happily after, or didn’t,” he told Deadline.
“I also wanted to create something you could watch and be completely enthralled and fulfilled, having never seen Yellowstone. Let it live on its own merits.
“For me, as a storyteller it feels close-ended. I’m going to peek through the window of a different era and see what I see then.”
1883 Season 2 release date: When is it coming out?
Well, 1923 is due for release on December 18, 2022, on Paramount+.
1883: The Bass Reeves Story doesn’t have an official release date at the time of writing, although Paramount said the “next chapter” of 1883 will arrive later in 2022, so we’ll update this space upon further announcements.
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1883 Season 2 trailer: Is there a trailer?
While there isn’t a trailer for 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, there are two trailers for 1923, which you can check out below:
The first trailer introduces the cast of the sequel prequel, including Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, while a narrator says: “Violence has always haunted this family. It followed us here. And when it doesn’t follow, we hunt it down. We seek it.”
The second trailer outlines the tensions surrounding the “range war”, while also teasing more of the show’s cast, including Timothy Dalton and Robert Patrick.
1883 Season 2 cast: Who’s in it?
The cast of 1923 includes:
- Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton
- Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton
- Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud
- Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
- Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford
- James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr.
- Marley Shelton as Emma Dutton
- Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
- Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
- Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell
- Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
- Jennifer Ehle as Sister Mary
- Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield
1883: The Bass Reeves Story will star David Oyelowo as the titular lawman. It’s unclear whether we can expect the return of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott or any of the other 1883 cast members.
1883 Season 2 plot: What’s it about?
The official logline for 1883: The Bass Reeves Story reads: “Known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, and also believed to be the inspiration for The Lone Ranger, Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded.”
As for 1923, the official synopsis says it will “introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.”
That’s all we know about the 1883 follow-ups, but we’ll update this space upon further announcements.
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