Everything You Need to Know About 1883 Season 2 and Its Sequel 1923

Since the debut of “Yellowstone” in 2018, the series has evolved into one of Paramount’s most cherished TV and streaming franchises. The success of “Yellowstone” granted series co-creator Taylor Sheridan the liberty to develop multiple prequel series for Paramount+. The first prequel, “1883,” premiered in 2021 and quickly became a favorite among fans.

Exploring the Old West: The Premise of 1883

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James Minchin III/Paramount

Set in the Old West, “1883” predates the establishment of the Dutton family on the Yellowstone Ranch. The series stars Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan and Tim McGraw as James Dutton, the great-great-grandfather of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton from “Yellowstone.” The ensemble cast also includes Faith Hill, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, and Audie Rick, each contributing to the series’ rich narrative tapestry.

The Future of 1883: Will There Be a Second Season?

Despite the show’s popularity, a second season of “1883” is not in the cards. Paramount+ initially announced new episodes in February 2022 but retracted the statement shortly thereafter. Taylor Sheridan, the creator, has remained firm in his stance that the story of “1883” was concluded with its first season.

Taylor Sheridan’s Vision for 1883

Taylor Sheridan has been clear about his intentions for the series. In an interview with Deadline, Sheridan stated that the narrative of “1883” was meant to be a standalone story. “I created this peek through time to show you this one specific journey,” Sheridan explained. He emphasized his preference for leaving the audience to imagine the characters’ futures rather than tying up every storyline neatly.

“For me, as a storyteller, it feels close-ended,” Sheridan added. He expressed his interest in exploring different eras through similar narrative windows rather than extending the existing story.

Lawmen: Bass Reeves – Not an 1883 Spinoff


Initially, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” was conceived as an “1883” spinoff, titled “1883: The Bass Reeves Story.” However, it was eventually developed as its own distinct series, independent of the “1883” storyline, although both series are produced by Sheridan. This separation means “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” does not share continuity with “1883.”

The Sequel to 1883: Enter 1923


While “1883” won’t see a second season, its legacy continues through the sequel series, “1923.” Premiering in late 2022, “1923” features Isabel May reprising her role as Elsa Dutton, narrating the series. The show stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as Jacob and Cara Dutton, respectively. In the Dutton family lineage, Jacob is the elder brother of James Dutton, portrayed by Tim McGraw in “1883.”

Unlike “1883,” “1923” is set to have a second season, with production slated to begin in 2024. However, Paramount+ has yet to announce an official release date for the upcoming season.


The world of “1883” captivated audiences with its vivid depiction of the Old West and the early days of the Dutton family. Although a second season of “1883” won’t be happening, the story continues to unfold through the sequel “1923,” offering fans a deeper dive into the Dutton legacy. Taylor Sheridan’s commitment to creating immersive, standalone stories ensures that each installment, whether it’s “1883,” “1923,” or any other era he chooses to explore, stands out as a unique and compelling narrative.