'1932': Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren cast in Depression-era 'Yellowstone' prequel

The upcoming prequel to hit drama 'Yellowstone' titled '1932' will follow a generation of the Dutton family during the Depression


                            '1932': Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren cast in Depression-era 'Yellowstone' prequel
Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren have been cast in the upcoming Paramount+ series (Photos by Pascal Le Segretain and Kate Green/Getty Images)
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'1932' was announced right before the season finale of '1883', but not much was revealed apart from a brief outline that teased that the upcoming series would be about "a new generation of Duttons during the time of Western expansion, Prohibition and the Great Depression." Before we get to how '1932' came into existence and the casting of 2 legendary stars in it, here's a quick introduction to 'Yellowstone' and its first prequel '1883.'

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While 'Yellowstone' focused on the Dutton family and the challenges they faced as the owners of the largest ranch in all of America, '1883' followed an earlier generation of the Duttons, as they fled poverty, moving from Fort Worth in Texas to Montana and eventually setting up the establishment that we would come to know as the Yellowstone Ranch in 'Yellowstone.' 

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ViacomCBS Streaming Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles, at the time of the announcement, said that '1932' was a result of the "phenomenal new records" that '1883' made for Paramount+. The streamer has further revealed that "the next story 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," adding that Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren have been cast in it. 

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Mirren and Ford will be joining a list of accomplished actors that starts with Kevin Costner, with recent additions being Sam Elliott and Rita Wilson (to name a few). However, the makers are tight-lipped when it comes to the roles that they'll be playing in '1932.' What the casting does say is that Paramount+ is going all-out and betting big on the upcoming prequel as the stars charge quite a bit to lend their skills.

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Harrison Ford was paid a whopping $65 million for reprising his role as Indiana Jones in 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' in 2008, while Mirren charged a cool $2 million for just 5 days of work in 'The Fate of The Furious.'