'Y 1883': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Paramount's 'Yellowstone' prequel

'Y 1883': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Paramount's 'Yellowstone' prequel
ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group announced a prequel series to 'Yellowstone' titled 'Y 1883' (Paramount)

‘Yellowstone’ is undoubtedly one of the best shows out there and fans can’t get over the drama the series has cooked up over the last three seasons. Now, it seems like they’ll be enjoying even more of the Dutton Family as a prequel to the Paramount series has been announced by the network. The upcoming show, titled ‘Y: 1883’, tells the story of the Dutton Family embarking on a journey through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.

The show would shed a light on how one family tries to flee poverty to seek a better future in a place called Montana. ‘Yellowstone’ is already the number one show on the network and fans would be hoping to get the same kind of mind-boggling content from the prequel as well. 



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Release date

The makers did not announce a release date yet, however, reports suggest that it is set to premiere later this year on the Paramount Network. 


A scene from the Paramount series 'Yellowstone' (IMDb)


The upcoming series will follow the Dutton Family and their journey to find a better future for themselves. The official synopsis reads: “The show follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land: Montana.”



No announcements regarding casting for the series have been made yet. It's too early to completely rule out any casting crossover between ‘Yellowstone’ and ‘Y: 1883’. However, here are some cast-members that might appear in the prequel.

Kevin Costner

Actor Kevin Costner attends the "Criminal" New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on April 11, 2016, in New York City (Getty Images)


Kevin Costner’s epic portrayal of John Dutton is undoubtedly one of the best things about ‘Yellowstone’ and fans would be hoping for him to return for the prequel as well. Costner has been a part of the industry for three decades now and has featured in a number of award-winning projects.

He started his career in 1981 with the movie ‘Malibu Hot Summer’ and went on to make cameo appearances in several other movies. However, his moment of glory came in 1990 when he directed the critically-acclaimed movie ‘Dances With The Wolves’. The film went on to win 7 Academy Awards, including the best director accolade for Costner. 


Apart from that, Costner has been a part of numerous high-end projects like ‘The Bodyguard’, ‘JFK’, ‘The Postman’, ‘Thirteen Days’, ‘Man of Steel’, and ‘Molly’s Game’.

Luke Grimes

Luke Grimes attends the Art of Elysium celebrates Sage Vaughn's book launch on November 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)


Born on January 21, 1984, Grimes is slowly and steadily turning out to be one of the most-brightest talents in the industry. The actor grabbed everyone’s attention with his portrayal of Ryan Lafferty in the TV series ‘Brothers & Sisters’. The actor was not overlooked for his performance and started to get the recognition he deserved. In ‘Yellowstone’, Grimes portrays the character of Kaycee Dutton, a former US Navy SEAL and youngest son to John.

In 2014, he got the opportunity to star opposite Bradley Cooper in the Oscar-winning movie ‘American Sniper’. The movie turned out to be a huge success and took Grimes’ popularity to a whole new level. Since then, he has been a part of projects such as ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, ‘The Magnificent Seven’, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, and ‘Fifty Shades Freed’.


Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly attends the "Yellowstone" premiere at Paramount Pictures on June 11, 2018, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Hailing from the U.K., the 43-year-old actress has made a name for herself by doing a variety of roles. She started her career as a Theatre Artist and her performance in ‘After Miss Julie’ at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star on the London stage and earned her a Best Actress nomination at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 2003.

The actress got her first lead role in 2008 in the horror flick ‘Eden Lake’. Reilly was nominated in the Best Actress category at the British Independent Film Awards for ‘Eden Lake’ in 2010. She also won the Spotlight Award at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival, for her performance as Nicole in the movie ‘Flight’.

Reilly plays the role of Beth Dutton in ‘Yellowstone’.


Wes Bentley


Actor Wes Bentley attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016, in Santa Monica, California (Getty Images)

Known for his BAFTA-nominated role in ‘American Beauty,’ Bentley is undoubtedly one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. Bentley has starred in several films, including the Oscar-winning film ‘American Beauty’, ‘The Four Feathers’, ‘P2’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Ghost Rider’. Bentley plays the role of Jamie Dutton in the Paramount series.



Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of ‘Yellowstone’, will once again be partnering up with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group for the series. Apart from ‘Yellowstone’, Sheridan wrote the screenplay for the 2016 movie ‘Hell or High Water’ starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine. The writer-turned-producer was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his writing in 2017. 


Taylor Sheridan attends the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Yellowstone" at Paramount Studios on June 11, 2018, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Speaking about the upcoming series, Sheridan said, “I am excited to continue the story of ‘Yellowstone’ and thank you to Chris, Keith, and David for allowing me to keep on expanding the family for the fans.” The series will be executively produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, David Hutkin and Bob Yari.




Where to watch

The prequel will be exclusive to ViacomCBS including but not limited to Paramount Network, Paramount+, CBS and other VCBS brands and platforms.


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