‘Yellowstone’ Spinoff Series ‘1883’ Premieres on Paramount+
Taylor Sheridan‘s acclaimed Paramount Network drama series Yellowstone is seeing its first spinoff in 1883, which traces back the origins of the show’s iconic Dutton family.
The Duttons you will meet in1883 are a far cry from the cutthroat owners of the largest ranch in Montana seen in Yellowstone. Real-life couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the spinoff as John and Margaret Dutton, who are fleeing the poverty of Texas with their family for a new life in Montana. Along with them are their eldest daughter Elsa (Isabel May), and 5-year-old son John (Rick Audie).
The 5-year-old in 1883 is actually the younger version of Dutton Sr. in Yellowstone, leaving an interesting connection between the two series to explore.
1883‘s first three episodes have been positively received, with particular praise drawn towards Sheridan’s direction, attempts at historical accuracy, and the dark tone of the show. Sam Elliot‘s performance as Shea Brennan has also been met with acclaim.
Detractors from the show have said that the narration is heavy-handed and the show is occasionally too ambitious for its own good.
Along with 1883, a second spinoff series has been planned which is entitled 6666, based on the historic Four Sixes Ranch in Texas.
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