Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, and MTV Entertainment Studios announced that Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will star in the upcoming original series “1883,” the highly anticipated prequel series to the critically acclaimed “Yellowstone.”
1883 “follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.” Elliott will portray Shea Brennan, a “tough as nails, handsome cowboy with immense sadness in his past. He has the herculean task of guiding a group from Texas to Montana, and he does not suffer fools.” McGraw and Hill will portray James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family. ,Additional cast will soon be announced.
Said Elliott: “It all starts with the writing, and Taylor Sheridan is a brilliant writer. I think the western genre speaks clearly to both of us. The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself. It’s all there, in 1883, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
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