With Yellowstone season five dropping in Australia, hype for its upcoming prequel series, 1923 is at an all-time high. Originally dubbed 1932, the sequel has been renamed to encompass the end of WWI (1918) and the start of Prohibition (1920).
After the release of 1883, which went on to become the most-watched series ever on Paramount+ globally, it’s anticipated that 1923 will be just as popular with fans.
Here, we uncover everything you need to know about the new series, including its plot, star-studded cast, and release date.
What is the plot of 1923?
According to the official synopsis: “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.”
1883 followed the ancestors of sixth-generation ranch owner John Dutton as they trek towards Montana in search of a more promising future, one that they hope ends with land-ownership. But unsurprisingly, that doesn’t come without a fight. Matriarch Margaret Dutton leads the family alongside husband John as they spark, and become victims of conflict in their quest to claim ownership of Montana’s wild landscape.
Much like Yellowstone, we’re expecting to see plenty of drama, warfare and, of course, horseback riding.
Who is in the cast of 1923?
Hollywood legends Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford have been tapped to star in the series, as Cara Dutton and Jacob Dutton respectively.
“These are two people with a very strong bond to each other who are facing really complicated circumstances,” Ford told Vanity Fair.
Mirren added: “They’ve been married a long time. They haven’t had children, so they haven’t had the sense of children holding them together … That really is what it becomes, isn’t it? An incredible partnership where you can be honest with each other, and your love and support of each other is total, but at the same time you are no longer blinded by love or by lust. You’re much more clear-eyed about your relationship, but the relationship becomes all the stronger for that very reason.””
1923 is executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Ben Richardson.
The show will jump 40 years into the future, following the Yellowstone prequel, 1883 which followed the Dutton family as they embarked on a journey west, before ultimately settling in Montana.
Is there a trailer for 1923?
Paramount+ dropped the first teaser in November, giving us our first glimpse of Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford as the Duttons.
“Violence has always haunted this family,” Helen Mirren’s Cara says in the trailer. “It followed us from the Scottish highlands, the slums of Dublin. And it followed us here. Where it doesn’t follow, we hunt it down. We seek it.”
With glimpses of World War I and Montana gun fights, this season promises to be explosive. You can watch the teaser trailer above.
When will 1923 be released?
1923 is scheduled for release on December 19, 2022. Australians can watch it on Paramount+, or catch Yellowstone season five on Stan.