Yellowstone may be ending, but the Dutton universe continues to expand! After being delayed due to writers’ strikes, the second spinoff, 1923, is finally getting a second season. The Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford-fronted prequel series follows an earlier generation of Duttons establishing their roots in the American West.
The show explores the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, and the end of Prohibition all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.
Here’s everything we know so far about Season 2:
A premiere date has yet to be announced.
Given how many projects Taylor Sheridan currently has in the works, it’s unclear when we’ll see the second generation of Duttons. Last month, however, Brandon Sklenar, who plays Spencer Dutton, shared an exciting update, saying “we leave in a couple months” to begin filming!
Season 2 will be the show’s last.
When asked about the possibility of future seasons, Sklenar told the Hollywood Reporter that the show will come to a definite conclusion at the end of Season 2. “No, no, it’s bookend. [The series is] still limited, but I think of it as one piece—there’s just a split in the middle, but it’s all one piece. It will conclude,” he said.
Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren will return!
While an official announcement has not be released, Sheridan shared the two mega-stars will be headed back to the Dutton Ranch. He told Deadline, “They were excited. They only signed on originally for one season. They were so eager to continue it.”
Mirren told Deadline that the news of a second season was “very happy news as far as I was concerned.” She added, “I’m fascinated to see where Cara is going to go. Taylor did say she is very much of her era, she’s looking after the house. That is what her job is. But then he said, ‘Wait, things are going to happen.’ So we’ll see.”
Season 2 will be the “the second half” of Season 1
Sheridan told Deadline that Season 2 is really “the second half” of Season 1, and will wrap up the story. “This one is different than 1883 where I had the whole thing blocked out in my head. This one, I had no idea what I was going to do. I just went on a journey myself and I’m the one that made the call to the network, which is probably the greatest call they ever got. Hey, I need to make more episodes to finish this story. I need to do this in two blocks. An eight episode block and a second eight episode block to wrap this up. I can’t wrap it up in two episodes and do the story justice. For them, it is great because they get more content. For me, I get more runway.”
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