1883 season 2 release date speculation, plot, cast, and more

1883 season 2 release date: fans of Yellowstone will be eagerly anticipating the adventures of Bass Reeves when it's finally streaming

1883 season 2 release date: Sam Elliott in 1883

What is the 1883 season 2 release date? The TV series, which is a prequel to the successful Yellowstone series, has been renewed for a second season on streaming service Paramount Plus. The drama series further explores the Western world already established in the Yellowstone series, starring Kevin Costner, and the history of the Dutton family prior to the events of Yellowstone.

After a blistering finale to season 1, which saw the deaths of some key characters, many fans will be wondering what drama will unfold in the next season. Well, saddle up, because we’ve got all the information about the 1883 season 2 release date, plot details, and casting announcements that you need to get ready for the show to continue.

The first season of 1883 stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and Isabel May among many others in a large ensemble cast. The series is created by Taylor Sheridan, who also created Yellowstone, as well as writing the screenplay for some pretty great thriller movies including Sicario, Hell or High Water, and Wind River. Sheridan was also an actor in Sons of Anarchy.

1883 season 2 release date speculation

While we know more content is coming, there is no news regarding the 1883 season 2 release date or production even starting, so it’s likely we’ll be waiting until 2023 for more from 1883.

Curiously, although further episodes of 1883 have been ordered, Paramount has stopped short of describing it as an official season 2, preferring to describe the next instalment of 1883 episodes as part of an anthology series. Just to make things more confusing, the next step in the Yellowstone prequel journey is splitting in two – there will be two shows, one called 1923 and another called 1883: The Bass Reeves Story.

Paramount Plus: Sign up Sign up now Paramount Plus Paramount Plus: Sign up Sign up now When these series will be released is still unknown at this stage. The first season of 1883 began airing in December 2021, but it seems unlikely that either 1923 or 1883: The Bass Reeves Story will be ready before 2023. We hope you’ve got all of those numbers sorted!

1883 season 2 release date: Sam Elliott in 1883

1883 season 2 plot speculation

In May 2022, it was revealed by Deadline that 1883 season 2 would focus on a real historical character, Bass Reeves, rather than continuing the saga of the fictional Duttons. Bass Reeves was a legendary lawman and the first Black deputy of the U.S. Marshals. He could speak several Native American languages and arrested over 3,000 outlaws and killed 14, allegedly without ever suffering any serious injury. He is said to be the inspiration behind The Lone Ranger.

1883: The Bass Reeves Story will star David Oyelowo and was originally developed by him and his wife, Jessica Oyelowo, before coming under the Yellowstone fold. It isn’t yet known if he will interact with any members of the Dutton family, including James (Tim McGraw) or Margaret (Faith Hill), but this seems unlikely, as it was originally written with no connection to Yellowstone.

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In addition to 1883: The Bass Reeves Story, further Yellowstone prequels and spin-offs have been announced. There is also 1923 (confusingly, formerly known as 1932), which will star Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as more Dutton ancestors. Paramount say that; “1923 focuses on the Dutton family’s next two generations as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle theft; all battled beneath the cloud of Montana’s great depression, which preceded the nation by almost a decade.”

And then there’s the spin-off 6666, which will be set in the present day (like Yellowstone) and focuses on a famous ranch in Texas known as the Four Sixes. Yellowstone season 4 set up the spinoff by revealing that ranch hand Jimmy (Jefferson White) is leaving the Duttons to go to Texas, implying he’ll be part of the Yellowstone spinoff’s cast.

1883 season 2 release date: Cast of 1883

1883 season 2 cast speculation

As mentioned above, David Oyelowo is currently the only confirmed cast member of 1883: The Bass Reeves Story. And as for 1923, Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are the stars. After spending almost his entire career exclusively in movies, Ford has recently signed onto an Apple TV series and now this Yellowstone prequel – a new phase in his career.

In the autumn of 2022, the cast for 1923 began to round out and now includes; Timothy Dalton, James Badge Dale, Brandon Sklenar, Robert Patrick, Darren Mann, Sebastian Roché, Michelle Randolph, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Jerome Flynn, Jennifer Ehle, and Julia Schlaepfer.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are unfortunately unlikely to be back for more episodes, although as 1883 was always intended to be only one season, they shouldn’t be too shocked or disappointed.

The cast for 1883 season 2 AKA 1923 is:

  • Harrison Ford
  • Helen Mirren
  • Timothy Dalton
  • James Badge Dale
  • Robert Patrick
  • Jerome Flynn
  • Jennifer Ehle
  • Brendan Sklenar
  • Darren Mann
  • Sebastian Roché
  • Michelle Randolph
  • Marley Shelton
  • Brian Geraghty
  • Julia Schlaepfer

That’s all we know for now regarding the second season of 1883, as well as 1923 and 6666 – be sure to keep those numbers straight, won’t you! We’ll be frequenting the saloon and speaking to the sheriff to keep up to date with all the information we can gather in the meantime.

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