The first look at “1923,” the upcoming “Yellowstone” limited series spinoff starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as Dutton family leaders Jacob and Cara, has been released by Paramount+.
“Violence has always haunted this family,” the trailer’s narrator adds. “It tracked us down here. And when it doesn’t, we go looking for it. We’re looking for it.”
The new series will run for two seasons, each with eight episodes. “1923” is set in the early twentieth century, when pandemics, record droughts, Prohibition, and the Great Depression all wreaked havoc on the frontier that the Duttons call home.
The series also stars Brandon Sklenar, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, Julia Schlaepfer, and Jerome Flynn, in addition to Ford and Mirren.
“1923” is the second prequel series for Taylor Sheridan’s successful series “Yellowstone,” following “1883,” which aired last winter and stars Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill. A third spinoff, named “6666,” set in modern-day Texas, is also in the works and will debut on the Paramount Network.
The trailer’s release coincides with the Season 5 launch of “Yellowstone,” which airs its first two episodes on Sunday night.
Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, and Ben Richardson executive produce “1923,” which is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, and Bosque Ranch Productions. The series will premiere on Paramount+ on December 18th.
Watch the trailer below.
The 30-second trailer also introduces audiences to Darren Mann’s character, Jack Dutton, as well as James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr. and Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford.
The series will follow the couple and their children as they maintain the family farm in Montana while navigating early twentieth-century problems such as pandemics, a catastrophic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression.
The trailer, which debuted during Yellowstone’s season 5 premiere on Sunday, provides a glimpse into the turmoil of the day, including many clashes on the ground and on horseback. With an image of Mirren’s Cara, injured and firing a weapon at someone, and Ford’s Jacob glancing helplessly to the side as he points a gun off camera, the primary protagonists get in on the action.