Since its premiere last year, the Yellowstone prequel 1883 has wrangled audiences, and with the dramatic conclusion of the show’s first ten episodes, fans have been understandably unsure about the show’s future.
Before the show’s run ended on February 15, 2022, Paramount+ revealed that further episodes of 1883 had been commissioned. However, the show’s climactic season finale, which saw the deaths of many of the show’s most prominent characters, including narrator Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) and waggon train leader Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott), as well as the majority of the waggon train, has left many fans wondering what those new episodes will entail.
Adding to the confusion, after the finale, 1883 creator and writer Taylor Sheridan told Deadline, “As a storyteller, it seems close-ended to me,” he says, adding, “We wanted to produce a 10-hour movie that finished, and that’s what we did.” I’m going to look through a window from another time period and see what I see.”
That “different era” appears to be 1932, which will include a new generation of Dutton history set around the Prohibition and Great Depression eras. So, what does this mean for the 1883 episodes that were promised? Although Town & Country is aware that the episodes will air, the artistic direction in which they will be produced has yet to be defined.
“We simply do not know. Like everyone else, we’re in a state of limbo “When questioned about the show’s future, Tim McGraw, who plays James Dutton, the patriarch of the Dutton family, told Variety. “We’re looking forward to what’s to come and what [Sheridan] writes, and we can’t wait to see how it all plays out.”
New additions to the 1883 world, in whatever form they take and whenever they emerge, are planned to debut exclusively on Paramount+, as were the initial ten episodes.
“The results of 1883’s premiere are simply phenomenal,” according to Deadline. “The Day 1 streaming figures, combined with the linear sample findings (4.9 million total views), and our audience’s social engagement show incredible promise for this series.”
When Will 1883 Season 2 Return?
We don’t know much about this. It’s unclear how many episodes will be released or if the season will be completed.
Season 2 might debut around the same time as Season 1, which would put it in late November or early December. But that’s optimistic. Keep an eye on this in 2023, partner.
What is 1883 About?
In 1883, Tim McGraw and Isabel May play the ancestors of Yellowstone’s Dutton family as they journey into the wilds of America to establish their namesake Montana ranch.
From Fort Worth, Texas to the Great Plains, James and Margaret Dutton (McGraw and Hill) and their two children, Elsa (May) and John (Audie Rick) faced despair, tragedy, and destruction as they pursued the American dream.
Yellowstone 1883 Cancelled?
Fans of the prequel series Yellowstone have been waiting to see if the Dutton family’s trip to Montana will be continued in a second season.
The following chapter of the series will premiere later in 2022, according to Paramount Plus. It wasn’t clear whether this was referring to season one episodes or a renewal for season two.
At the same time, the streamer revealed that a 1932 prequel was in the works. During the time of western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression, the new series will follow another generation of the Dutton family.