The Newest ‘Yellowstone’ Spinoff ‘1923’ Is a Winner! Here’s What You Need To Know About Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren’s New Series
There seems to be no stopping Taylor Sheridan. The multi-hyphenate writer, director, producer and actor created Paramount’s breakout hit Yellowstone in 2018 and he hasn’t slowed down since. The darling of Paramount, Sheridan recently extended his multi-year deal with Paramount through 2028 and now has nine (yes, nine!) series on the air or in the works!
One of the newest Yellowstone spinoffs is a prequel previously called 1932, but Paramount+ later announced that the title was changed to 1923. The new series previously planned to focus on Prohibition will now encompass the aftermath of World War I and beginning of Prohibition.
1923 follows 1883 which showed the Dutton ancestors make the dangerous and deadly trek to Montana.
Sheridan has not disappointed Paramount or Paramount+. Two of the shows he created for the old-school network’s huge splash into the original streaming content arena, Mayor of Kingstown and Yellowstone prequel series 1883, are bonafide hits for the streamer that have been renewed and extended, respectively.
Here’s everything we know about the new series 1923, including the premiere!
What is the Yellowstone prequel 1923 about?
The Yellowstone prequel previously titled 1932, now 1923, follows the Dutton family through another expansion period in U.S. history—the early 1920s and beyond. In the new series, we’ll see the Dutton ancestors cope with drought, cattle theft, lawlessness, and the beginning of the Great Depression. Previously planned to focus on Prohibition, Sheridan may have run into a historical issue with that plot. Montana was the first state to repeal Prohibition in 1926 so that would have been a challenging storyline.
Will there be an 1883 season 2?
Executive producer David Glasser told The Hollywood Reporter that the Yellowstone prequel series 1923 “was always intended to be the second season” of 1883.
Who’s in the 1923 cast?
In a landmark deal for streaming, Paramount+ revealed that Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will star in 1923. More casting news was recently released as well as who they’ll play in the series.
Helen Mirren (Cara Dutton)
Cara is the family matriarch and wife to Jacob Dutton (Harrison Ford).
Mirren is best known for her work on Prime Suspect and her Academy Award-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the film The Queen.
Harrison Ford (Jacob Dutton)
Jacob Dutton is the patriarch of the Dutton ranch and brother to James Dutton (played by Tim McGraw on 1883.
Ford is best known for playing both rogue Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise and the whip-wielding archaeology professor Indiana Jones across several movies over several decades.
Timothy Dalton (Donald Whitfield)
Former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton joins the cast as Donald Whitfield. According to Variety, Whitfield is a “powerful, self-confident man who reeks of wealth and the lack of empathy it requires to attain it. He is intimidating and nefarious and is used to getting what he wants.”
Dalton is best known for playing James Bond in License to Kill and The Living Daylights. Most recently he played The Chief in the HBO Max series, Doom Patrol.
James Badge Dale (John Dutton Sr.)
John Dutton Sr. is the nephew and right hand man of Jacob Dutton. He is the great grandfather of Yellowstone’s John Dutton (Kevin Costner) and the son of 1883’s James Dutton (Tim McGraw) and was played by Audie Rick in 1883.
Dale’s previous credits in Hightown, 24, and Rubicon.
Brandon Sklenar (Spencer Dutton)
Spencer is John Sr.’s brother and also nephew to Jacob Dutton. He has lived through the horrors of World War I – will he have PTSD when he returns home to Montana?
Sklenar most recently starred in The Offer as Burt Reynolds and previously had a recurring role on Westworld.
Darren Mann (Jack Dutton)
Jack is John Dutton Sr.’s son and great nephew to Jacob Dutton. He is a dedicated rancher who is deeply loyal to his family.
Mann’s previous credits include Animal Kingdom, Fortunate Son, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Marley Shelton (Emma Dutton)
Emma is the the dutiful wife of John Dutton Sr. and the mother of Jack Dutton.
Shelton’s previous credits include Manhunt, Rise and The Lottery.
Brian Geraghty (Zane)
Zane is a ranch foreman and fiercely loyal to the Duttons. Is he the Rip of 1923?
Geraghty was previously on Chicago P.D. and Big Sky.
Michelle Randolph (Elizabeth Strafford)
Elizabeth is a feisty and capable young woman set to marry into the Dutton family.
Randolph’s previous credits include The Resort and A Snow White Christmas.
Julia Schlaepfer (Alexandra)
Alexandra is a British woman who meets one of the Duttons abroad.
Schlaepfer’s previous credits include The Politician and Madam Secretary.
Aminah Nieves (Teonna Rainwater)
Teonna is a young woman at a government-run residental boarding school.
Nieves is a relative newcomer. Her previous credits include indie projects Blueberry and V/H/S/99.
Sebastian Roche (Father Renaud)
Roche joins 1923 in a recurring role as Father Renaud, the head of the boarding school where Teonna Rainwater resides.
Roche has previously appeared on The Young Pope and The Man in the High Castle.
erome Flynn (Banner Creighton)
Banner Creighton is a hard-headed Scotsman and the leader of the local sheep men.
Flynn is best known for his roles on Game of Thrones and Ripper Street.
Robert Patrick (Sheriff William MacDowell)
Robert Patrick will take on the role of Sheriff William MacDowell, a lawman who is friends with the Dutton family.
Patrick rose to fame for his role as T-1000 in Terminator 2. He recently starred in Peacemaker and as Agent Gabe Callo on the CBS series’ Scorpion.
Jennifer Ehle (Sister Mary O’Connor)
Ehle will play Sister Mary O’Connor, an Irish nun that teaches at the School For American Indians in Montana.
We can probably also expect to see actor James Jordan appear in some capacity on the show. Jordan has appeared in several of Sheridan’s project including Yellowstone (as livestock agent Steve Hendon), 1883 (as Cookie), and Mayor of Kingstown (as prison guard Ed Simmons). It was recently announced that Jordan will appear in Lioness, another Taylor Sheridan-series, as an operative named Two Cups.
Considering the star power on Sheridan’s other series, we can’t wait to see who else he ropes into his newest show. Check back here for updates!
When does 1923 premiere?
1923 (previously titled 1932) premiered on Dec. 18 on Paramount+.
Has 1923 started filming yet?
Filming is currently underway in Montana.
Where can I watch 1923?
1923 will stream exclusively on Paramount+.
Will there be a 1923 season 2?
Yes! The show has been picked up for a second season. The pickup was announced Feb. 3 on the show’s social media feeds.
Are there any images from 1923?
Paramount+ recently released a handful of images from 1923. Check them out in the gallery below.
Is there any behind-the-scenes footage from 1923?
Yes! Check out this BTS vignette from 1923.