Prequel Series ‘1883’ Expands the ‘Yellowstone’ Universe

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Paramount+ brings more brooding cowboys and men fighting for what they believe is rightfully theirs to television. 1883 (Sundays beginning Dec. 19), a Yellowstone origin story, also comes from that series’ creator and executive producer, Taylor Sheridan, who holds the same titles on this new prequel series.

The show follows the Dutton family as they head West through the Great Plains in an effort to escape poverty and find their slice of the late 19th century American dream. The better future they seek takes them to Montana in this stark retelling of Western expansion and untamed America.

Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Isabel May star.