'1923' on Paramount+: Date, plot, cast and latest buzz around the 'Yellowstone' prequel

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


                            '1923' on Paramount+: Date, plot, cast and latest buzz around the 'Yellowstone' prequel
Kevin Costner as John Dutton in 'Yellowstone' (Paramount Network)
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It hasn't been long since Paramount announced that 'Yellowstone' had been renewed for a fifth season. Season 4 of the series ended on such a high note that fans were left craving for what the future holds. Created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson, 'Yellowstone' follows the Dutton family and the challenges they face as owners of the largest ranch in all of America. 

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Though 'Yellowstone' had engaging storylines and was filled with interesting characters, not much was revealed about the history of the Duttons and how they moved to Montana and set up the ranch. As an answer to such queries, Taylor Sheridan created '1883.' The period drama is about an earlier generation of the Dutton family and follows them as they flee poverty, moving from Fort Worth in Texas to Montana, eventually setting up the establishment that would be called the Yellowstone Ranch. Starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Isabel May among others, '1883' received favorable reviews and also happens to be the most-watched original series premiere on Paramount+.

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Paramount has decided to expand 'Yellowstone' universe with another engaging prequel series. Titled '1923', the series will be about "a new generation of Duttons during the time of Western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression." The series will see two of the greatest actors of this generation - Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford - sharing the screen together. 

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Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming series. 

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren (Getty Images)

 

When will '1923' release and where can you watch it?

The upcoming prequel series will be premiering exclusively on Paramount+ in December 2022. Viewers can download the Paramount+ app from Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store to watch their favorite shows.

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What is '1923' all about?

The official synopsis reads, "The limited series 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."

The series will show a different generation of the Dutton Family and how they struggled to survive in one of the most challenging times after World War I. 

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Who stars in the 'Yellowstone' prequel series?

Legendary actors Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren will be playing lead roles in the upcoming series. As of now, the aforementioned actors are the only cast members that have been officially announced by the production company. 

Harrison Ford

One of the most iconic actors of this generation, Harrison Ford needs no introduction. His credentials are a testament to his legendary status. The actor has been a part of the industry for more than five decades now and has given numerous award-winning performances. He has been nominated for several accolades in his career, including an Academy Award, Gloden Globes, and BAFTAs. 

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Harrison Ford attends the Premiere of 20th Century Studios' "The Call of the Wild" at El Capitan Theatre on February 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

 

'A Time For Killing', 'Star Wars: A New Hope', 'American Graffitti', 'Apocalypse Now', 'Raider of the Lost Ark', 'The Fugitive', 'Blade Runner', 'Morning Glory', 'Blade Runner 2049', and 'Star Force: The Force Awakens' are some of the acclaimed movies he has been a part of. 

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Helen Mirren

The English actress has been ruling the box office and hears since 1967 and has given stellar performances throughout her career. Mirren is considered to be an institution in acting and has won several accolades in her career, including an Academy Award, 4 Primetime Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, 5 SAG Awards, and 1 Tony Award. 

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Helen Mirren attends a screening of "The Duke" hosted by Sony Pictures Classics & The Cinema Society at Tribeca Screening Room on April 05, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

 

'Cal', 'The Madness of King George', 'The Queen', 'The Last Station', 'Hitchcock', 'Calendar Girls', 'The Hundred-Foot Journey', 'The Tempest', 'Trumbo', and 'The Leisure Seeker' are some of the extraordinary projects she has been a part of. 

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Creators

The series has been created by Taylor Sheridan. Meanwhile, John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, and Ben Richardson serve as executive producers. 

Taylor Sheridan attends the world premiere of "1883" at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on December 11, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Latest Buzz

1) Paramount+ changed the name of the series to talk about some of the most important aspects of human history. The show will be introducing a new generation of the Dutton Family, struggling to survive under harsh conditions. 

2) '1923' is one of the few shows that Sheridan is creating after renewing his contract with Paramount. He signed a new $200 million contract with the production house. 

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