Another one! After Yellowstone‘s 1883 had a successful run on Paramount+, the network confirmed that the series would be coming back — but in a different way.
It was announced in May 2022 that the second season would introduce new characters and story lines, focusing on the inspiration for The Lone Ranger.
“Known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, Reeves worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being wounded,” the official long line for 1883: The Bass Reeves Story read.
The news came three months after Paramount+ hinted that the “next chapter” of 1883 would be coming to the network. The sequel will follow the lead of the original. 1883The series that starred Sam Elliott, Faith HillAnd Tim McGraw.
Original YellowstonePrequel, which aired in December 2021, showed the story of how and why the Duttons acquired the Yellowstone Ranch land. The characters arrived in Montana at the end of the first and only season. For the creator Taylor SheridanThis was the perfect way to close it all. 1883.
“I’m not someone who likes to tie everything up in a bow and explain how everyone lived happily after, or didn’t,” the Texas native told DeadlineAfter the finale’s debut, it was aired in February 2022. “I also wanted to create something you could watch and be completely enthralled and fulfilled, having never seen Yellowstone. Let it live on its own merits.”
Sheridan noted that he was looking to introduce a “close-ended” finale that allowed him to explore new territory without returning to existing content. “[It is a]A different window opens up to a different time. Again, I don’t think of any of these as spinoffs, but rather as complete stories that have common roots,” he added at the time. “My goal with the next one would be that you could never have seen 1883Or Yellowstone, and still have a fully realized experience as a viewer.”
The producer’s vision came alive not only for the audience — but for cast members as well. In March 2022, Elliot revealed that he wasn’t familiar with the Yellowstonefranchise when he signed on to 1883.
“I’m not a Yellowstone fan. I don’t watch Yellowstone,” the Golden Globe nominee, who played Shea Brennan, told Marc Maron on his “WTF” podcast. “YellowstoneIt’s all over this. We’re tainted by Yellowstone, which, on some level, I can’t stand. Because 1883 stands on its own and will. Once it comes out, people are gonna say, ‘Oh, yeah — the only connection there is that it got John Dutton to Montana.’”
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