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Yellowstone Spin-Off 1923: Where to Watch, Season 2 News, Trailer, Cast, and Everything Else to Know

We might be headed to 1924 with the just announced Season 2

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Lauren Piester, TV Guide Editors

The Yellowstone prequel 1923 is just days away from returning from a month-long midseason break (the last episode aired all the way back on Jan. 8). But the month off wasn't just for rest and relaxation; in addition to prepping the final four episodes of Season 1, it appears creator Taylor Sheridan and Paramount+ were behind the scenes in negotiations, because Paramount+ announced that 1923 would be returning for a second season. 

Set 40 years after the events of first Yellowstone prequel 1883, 1923 follows another set of Duttons — played by Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren — as they try to survive drought, disease, and economic upheaval in the wild Mountain West while interlopers try to take their land. Somebody's always trying to take their land! The show streams exclusively on Paramount+.

Here's everything we know so far about 1923, including the premiere date, cast, how to watch, and what we can expect for this generation of the Dutton family. 

Michelle Randolph and Darren Mann, 1923

Michelle Randolph and Darren Mann, 1923

Christopher Saunders/Paramount+

Latest 1923 News

1923 has been renewed for a second season. On Feb. 3, Paramount+ made the news official during the midseason break in Season 1, but did not provide any details on when we can expect it, who will be returning, how many episodes there will be, or what it will be about (which makes sense given that Season 1 isn't even over yet!). 

Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Recaps

Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Review  

TV Guide's Liam Mathews reviewed the 1923 series premiere, calling it "an ambitious undertaking with a ton of potential that will give fans of Yellowstone a series that at times feels familiar and other times feels like it's expanding what Yellowstone can be." Read the review

Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Premise

The spin-off, which was originally titled 1932 before producers changed the year in which it's set, takes place during the Prohibition era following World War I, with Montana experiencing an economic collapse ahead of the Great Depression. This sets the story about 30 or 35 years before the birth of Kevin Costner's character, John Dutton III, and about 40 years after the events of 1883

The official show description reads, "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."

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1883 followed the Dutton family's journey across the plains to Montana and explained how they came to settle there instead of their original destination of Oregon. Before James (Tim McGraw) and Margaret (Faith Hill) could make it all the way to the Pacific Northwest, their teenage daughter, Elsa (Isabel May), was shot through the liver by a Lakota arrow. James took her to die in a picturesque Montana valley that then became the Dutton homestead. Elsa's younger brother, John, then presumably grew up to carry on the Dutton name and honor his sister, though that part of the story is not entirely clear yet, and is expected to be revealed in 1923.

1923 Trailers 

The full-length trailer for 1923 arrived during the fourth episode of Yellowstone Season 5 and gave us a much better idea of what the new series is going to be about. The Duttons are well-established on their ranch in 1923, but yet another "range war" is on their hands as developers, cowboys, and hunters seem to want a piece of the land themselves. And while you may think having to face off against Harrison Ford for some acres is a bad idea, that's nothing compared to the fury it looks like Helen Mirren's Cara is going to bring to the people who cross her.

The first teaser trailer for 1923 arrived during the Season 5 premiere of Yellowstone. Not only did it give us the first footage of Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford inside the Yellowstone universe, but the trailer featured a very familiar sounding voice over. It was Elsa (Isabel May) from 1883 who introduced the new series, explaining that the Duttons have always been cursed with or follow violence over a montage of several stressful shoot-outs and tense scenes. 

Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Cast

Paramount+ sent shockwaves across the internet when it was announced that Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren would lead the new series, and we now know that they'll be playing the brother and sister-in-law to Tim McGraw's James Dutton from 1883.

Paramount+ revealed the full cast list, as well as confirmed who Ford and Mirren were playing, in early September. 

Here's the main cast list for 1923:

  • Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, the patriarch of the Yellowstone ranch, husband to Cara Dutton, and brother of James Dutton.
  • Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton, the wife to Jacob Dutton and family matriarch.
  • Darren Mann as Jack Dutton, John Dutton Sr.'s son and great-nephew to Jacob Dutton. He is a dedicated rancher who is deeply loyal to his family.
  • Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford, a feisty and capable young woman set to marry into the Dutton family.
  • James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr., the oldest nephew and right-hand man of Jacob Dutton.
  • Marley Shelton as Emma Dutton, the dutiful wife of John Dutton Sr. and the mother of Jack Dutton.
  • Brian Geraghty as Zane, a fiercely loyal ranch foreman.
  • Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater, a young woman at a government residential boarding school.
  • Julia Schlaepfer as Alexandra, a British woman who meets one of the Duttons abroad.
  • Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud, the head priest at the School for American Indians
  • Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton, Jacob Dutton's nephew and John Dutton Sr.'s (Dale) brother. Spencer has witnessed the horrors of World War I.
  • Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell, a friend of the Dutton family.
  • Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton, a hard-headed Scottish brogue and the leader of the local sheep men.
  • Jennifer Ehle as Sister Mary O'Connor, an Irish nun who teaches at the School for American Indians in Montana.
  • Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield, a rich, cruel man used to getting what he wants.
  • Peter Stormare as Lucca, a weathered but wise sailor, tanned from decades on the ocean.
  • Tim Dekay as Bob Strafford, a Montana rancher who's anticipating an imminent wedding between his daughter and one of the Duttons.
  • Amelia Rico as Issaxche, a Crow woman hoping to reunite with her family.
  • Joseph Mawle as Captain Shipley, the captain of a British cargo ship who has seen a lot during his years at sea.
Helen Mirren, 1923

Helen Mirren, 1923

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Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Release Date

1923 premiered on Paramount+ on Dec. 18, 2022. New episodes are rolling out Sundays on the streaming service.

Yellowstone Prequel 1923 Episode Details 

Paramount has not officialy confirmed the number of episodes in 1923, but Taylor Sheridan told Deadline that it will consist of two eight-episode seasons, or "blocks," as he calls them. The show is set and filmed in Montana, as well as South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar (an archipelago that's part of Tanzania), and Malta. 

Where to Watch 1923

1923 streams exclusively on Paramount+, just like 1883

Paramount+ will also be home to spin-off 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, while fellow Yellowstone spin-off 6666 will air on Paramount Network. Yellowstone streams on Peacock.