February 3, 2023

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Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren Star in the Yellowstone Prequel

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford join the ever-expanding Yellowstone universe. Paramount+ has announced that the acclaimed actors will star in the latest prequel in the neo-western origin story. The series, titled 1923, will be available on Paramount+ beginning Sunday, December 18th. Check out the newly revealed trailer below.

Coming from Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan, 1932 follows the Dutton family through a period of western expansion at the intersection of Prohibition and the Great Depression, where pandemics and a historic drought are becoming the norm. Adding to their difficulties, the Dutton family faces the threat of a field war with a rival rancher.

1923 consists of two seasons with eight episodes. The cast also includes Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves and Jerome Flynn.

It is the sequel to Sheridan’s 1883, starring Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, which tells the story of how the Duttons came into possession of the Montana land that became Yellowstone Ranch. Meanwhile, the Kevin Costner-led Yellowstone debuted in 2018 and has just been retuned for its fifth season.

1923 was sent to the series in February as part of Sheridan’s five-year deal with Paramount, which also includes Mayor of Kingstown, the Sly Stallone-led Tulsa King, Lioness, and 1883: The Bass Reeves Story.

Mirren’s last significant TV role was as Catherine the Great in the 2019 HBO series of the same name, although she has since appeared in Amazon’s Solos and voiced a role in Human Resources. Her upcoming films include the war drama White Bird: A Wonder Story and Shazam! wrath of the gods.

Meanwhile, 1932 will be Ford’s second recurring TV role after Shrinking, the Apple TV+ comedy from Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Brett Goldstein. Indiana Jones 5 is currently slated for release on June 30, 2023 – just days before his 81st birthday.