Yellowstone: 1923 season 2 – Release date speculation, cast and latest news
The Yellowstone prequel series has already been renewed for season 2 – here's everything we know so far.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for 1923 season 1.
Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe continues to grow.
The franchise amassed a huge fan base when it first launched onto our screens in 2020 with the eponymous series, which is set in the present day and revolves around the Dutton family - owners of one of the largest ranches in Montana - and has spawned several spin-offs.
There’s the 1883 limited prequel series, the upcoming 6666 spinoff and now a second season of the Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren 1923 prequel.
Following the Duttons through a period of famine, drought and economic depression in Africa, 1923 serves as both a prequel to the Yellowstone main series and a sequel to the previous Yellowstone spinoff, 1883.
The 1923 season 1 finale featured a dramatic ending for the Duttons, with the family facing plenty of tragedy, death and the possibility of losing the ranch in the coming months.
So, when will the ranch family be back for a second season of family drama? Read on for everything you need to know about 1923 season 2.
1923 season 2 release date speculation
Not much is currently known about the timeline for season 2 but it's a positive sign that the second outing was confirmed ahead of season 1 even finishing airing.
We do know that it could very well be a quick turnaround for the new series, though. Pre-production on season 1 started in July 2022, with the first episode airing on Paramount Plus in December 2022.
So, if schedules align and we can anticipate the same speed of production, we could possibly be looking at getting pre-production and release date news in the space of one year. Here's to hoping for that initial season 2 pre-production announcement to come some time in 2023.
So, all things considered, we're most likely looking at a 2024 release date for Yellowstone season 2.
The series has broken records since premiering, becoming one of the most watched series premieres on cable in the US in 2022, as well as debuting to a slew of positive reactions.
1923 season 2 cast: Who will be returning?
1923 has most certainly taken us on a rollercoaster with the characters in this prequel series. Not only has there been family drama in droves, there's also been surprise deaths aplenty. So, it's safe to say that the initial 1923 cast may not make it into season 2, seeing as the season 1 finale is sure to throw up some unexpected curveballs.
While Paramount Plus has not yet officially released any details on the cast, it's safe to assume that much of the main cast will likely return to season 2. The main cast for 1923 are as follows:
- Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton
- Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton
- Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud
- Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
- Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford
- Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
- Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
- Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell
- Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
- Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield
Ford confirmed he’ll definitely be back for the upcoming instalment, telling the Today show back in February: "The idea of not working doesn't make much sense to me. It's really where I feel most alive."
Mirren likewise told Deadline that the news of a second season was "very happy news as far as I was concerned."
She continued: "I’m fascinated to see where Cara is going to go. Taylor did say she is very much of her era, she’s looking after the house. That is what her job is. But then he said, 'Wait, things are going to happen.' So we’ll see."
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As for the cast members we know that definitely won't be returning, those will be the slew of characters who have died.
Those include Catherine Walsh (Alexandra Grossi), Kagiso (Raymond Watanga), Bob Strafford (Tim DeKay), John Dutton Sr. (James Badge Dale), Sister Mary (Jennifer Ehle), Sister Alice (Kerry O'Malley), Baapuxti (Leenah Robinson), Emma Dutton (Marley Shelton), Captain Lucca (Peter Stormare) and Issaxche (Amelia Rico).
1923 season 2 plot: What could happen?
Details about season 2 have been kept firmly under wraps for now, with nothing really known about the upcoming season, aside from the fact that it will continue the Dutton family saga.
Season 1 has focused on exploring this new generation of the Dutton family. As per the synopsis, we "explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.”
We can only assume that we pick back up after the dramatic events of the season 1 finale, entitled Nothing Left to Lose.
Michelle Randolph, who plays Elizabeth 'Liz' Strafford, previously teased in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she's "happy" about season 2, stating that "there’s a lot of loose ends to tie up".
Is there a trailer for 1923 season 2?
Not yet, but we do have the dramatic trailer for season 1 to keep us excited until we do have one for season 2. You can watch it below.
1923 season 1 is available to watch in full on Paramount Plus, with Yellowstone seasons 1-5 also available to stream on Paramount Plus – you can sign up for Paramount Plus now.
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