Finally! Paramount Announces Good News for ‘Yellowstone’ Fans

Popular 'Yellowstone' prequel series will air on Paramount Network.


During a tumultuous and disappointing period for Yellowstone fans, we finally have some good news!

After rumors of a rift between Kevin Costner and the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, it’s not really a surprise that the second half of season 5 will be its swan song.

Scheduled to premiere in November, the back half of season 5 of Yellowstone has yet to begin filming. While Sheridan has written a bulk of the episodes, the current writers’ strike prohibits any of the staff writers to work so we expect some scenes will likely be written days or even hours before they film when production begins.

So what’s a Yellowstone fan to do for the next six months? While most Yellowstone fans have seen the two prequel series, 1883 and 1923, both which stream exclusively on Paramount+, many have not. Viewers will get a chance to watch 1883  in its entirety soon when it airs on Paramount Network.

Starting on Sunday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET, 1883 will be broadcast on Paramount Network. Episodes will drop weekly on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET and will also include extended featurettes from the series.

Here’s everything we know about 1883‘s run on Paramount Network.

What is 1883 about?

1883 is an origin series to Yellowstone. It tells the story of the first Duttons to head out West in hopes of finding a better life and how they end up in Montana. The series is a stark retelling of the Western expansion and the troubles the Dutton family and the caravan they’re with encounter. Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) narrates the series as we follow the teenager as she discovers not only the land but also who she is.

How can I watch 1883?

1883 is currently streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

Where was 1883 filmed?

Production on 1883 began in Fort Worth, Texas and later spread into Montana. Taylor Sheridan wrote all 10 episodes.

Is there a season 2 of 1883?

Yes and no. The Dutton family story continues after 1883 but with a new generation of Duttons. 1923 

is technically season 2 of 1883 and stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as Jacob and Cara Dutton. Jacob is brother to Tim McGraw’s character, James Dutton and uncle and guardian to John Dutton Sr. (Audie Rick) who is an adult in 1923
 and played by James Badge Dale.

What happened in 1883?

As the Duttons and the immigrants travel on the Oregon Trail with Shea and Thomas to lead the way they come across all sorts of trials. Along with thieves, they also encounter Indians (both good and bad), disease, and a plethora of other issues that test their mettle. Will they make it to their destination or die trying?

Take a look behind-the-scenes of episode 1 in this featurette.

Where can I watch 1883?

You can currently watch 1883 only on Paramount+, but starting on Sunday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET, 1883 will be broadcast on Paramount Network. Episodes will drop weekly on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET and will also include extended featurettes from the series.

Is 1883 on Peacock?

While the first few seasons of Yellowstone are on Peacock, 1883 streams exclusively on Paramount+.

Is 1883 on Paramount+?

Yes! 1883 is available to stream on Paramount+. You can also stream 1923 starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as well as other Taylor Sheridan shows like Mayor of Kingstown with Jeremy Renner and Tulksa King with Sylvester Stallone.

Is 1883 on Netflix?

Unfortunately, no. 1883 can only be viewed on Paramount+.

Is 1883 on Hulu?

No. 1883 is only available on Paramount+.

When does Yellowstone return?

The back half of season 5 is scheduled to return this November and will also serve as the series finale.


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