Why is '1883' Episode 6 not airing tonight? Here's what to expect when it premieres

Why is '1883' Episode 6 not airing tonight? Here's what to expect when it premieres
Margaret Dutton as Faith Hill and Isabel May as Elsa Dutton in '1883' (Paramount+)

Season 4 of ‘Yellowstone’ broke viewing records and the finale became the most-watched TV episode since 2017. After the success of the Paramount show, the network decided to expand the universe with a prequel/spin-off show titled ‘1883’. The show tells the story of how the Duttons turned out to be so influential in the area and how they reached here.

Just like ‘Yellowstone’, the prequel received positive reviews from everywhere and enthralled viewers with a stunning back story. As the show slowly and steadily inches toward its season finale, the network has decided to take a shocking decision and broke the hearts of millions of fans.


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According to the network, the show will be going on a hiatus and won’t be airing the sixth episode anytime soon. So, what’s the reason? And when can fans expect the new episode? Here’s everything you need to know.


Sam Elliot as Shea Brennan in '1883' (Paramount+)


When will Episode Six of ‘1883’ drop on Paramount+?

There’s some heartbreaking news for the fans. Paramount has announced that ‘1883’ won’t be airing a new episode this week and will be taking a hiatus. The network also revealed that the show will return next week with a new episode on the streaming platform. Details and synopsis for Episode Six haven’t been revealed as of yet but it’s been confirmed that the episode will be streaming exclusively on the streaming service on Sunday, January 30.

The reason for this hiatus is still not clear, but it is being reported that it could be just some scheduling issues. This is not the first time that the show is going on a one-week hiatus. Episode 4 was also delayed by one week and the makers decided to air a behind-the-scenes episode.


Tim McGraw as James and Isabel May as Elsa Dutton in '1883' (Paramount+)


What to expect from Episode Six?

Episode six might be one of the most important episodes of the series. Elsa Dutton has just lost the person (Ennis) who she fell in love with and is heartbroken. More than that, she is angry and can do anything to avenge her lover’s death.

Although the travelers in the caravan may have united after the deadly attack by the bandits, they are still not out of danger as the bandits are planning to strike them hard once again.


Isabel May as Elsa Dutton in '1883' (Paramount+)


Also, fans might be getting introduced to a new character that will play an integral role in the show. The character, Josef, is an immigrant who is trying to make his life better in America, but, so far, her journey did not bring him anything fruitful. We feel that there will be a lot of twists and turns in Josef’s journey and we are really excited to see what lies ahead.

‘1883’ returns to Paramount+ with a new episode on Sunday, January 30th.


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