Paramount Network to air all 10 episodes of North Texas-filmed 'Yellowstone' spinoff '1883'
Fans of 1883, circle Sunday, June 18 on your calendar: Taylor Sheridan's Dallas-Fort Worth-shot Yellowstone prequel is coming to Paramount Network for an encore performance.
According to Deadline, the special broadcast of Episode 1 (set in Fort Worth) begins at 7 pm Sunday, June 18, with subsequent episodes airing each week. All 10 episodes will include extended featurettes at the end of each episode.
Again, this is Paramount Network (home to Yellowstone) and not the streaming service Paramount+, so non-streamers who missed out on the award-winning series the first time around can catch this go-round through their cable provider or any other way they access cable networks.
Yellowstone and 1883 follow the lives of the Duttons, first with the modern-day Western drama of the John Dutton family, then with the late 19th-century story of James and Margaret Dutton’s move west across the U.S.
Parts of 1883 were filmed in around Fort Worth, Granbury, and Weatherford in late summer of 2021 - convenient for Sheridan, who lives on a ranch in Weatherford.
The series stars country supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as patriarch and matriarch James and Margaret Dutton; Hollywood legend Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan, Billy Bob Thornton as U.S. Marshal Jim Courtright; and Isabel May as the Duttons' teenage daughter and the series' narrator.
1883 debuted in December 2021 on Paramount+ and reportedly set a premiere record of 4.9 million households. Elliott earned a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role.
While 1883 did not get renewed for a second season, Sheridan moved on to 1923, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Yellowstone's newest spinoff, 1883: Bass Reeves, is currently being filmed in North Texas.
And there's a new Texas connection: Actor Matthew McConaughey is starring in yet another spinoff, as Yellowstone is expected to end after the current season.