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(Pocket-lint) - The hit TV series Yellowstone recently wrapped up its fourth season. If you're a fan, you're probably wondering what comes next in the Dutton universe. Well, it's been expanded with a spinoff prequel called 1883.

Here's everything you need to know about the new TV show, including who it stars, what's it about, available trailers, how to watch, and even how to catch up.


What is the premise of 1883?

The new TV series 1883 follows the origin story of the Dutton family, as they "expand West through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of uncolonised America". The prequel stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. And it's created by Taylor Sheridon, who also created Yellowstone.

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Who stars in 1883?

In addition to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the cast is rounded out by Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan, a cowboy who guides the Duttons from Texas to Montana. It also stars Isabel May as Elsa, the Duttons' eldest daughter; LaMonica Garrett as Thomas, a Pinkerton who works with Sam Elliott's Shea; and there's an appearance by Billy Bob Thornton as Marshal Jim Courtright.

Other cast members include Audie Rick as the Duttons' son (and future grandfather of Yellowstone's John) John Dutton Sr as well as Dawn Olivieri as James Dutton's sister Claire. Also joining is Marc Rissmann, Eric Nelsen, James Landry Hebert, Emma Malouff, Alex Fine, Gratiela Brancusi, Anna Fiamora, Nichole Galicia, Stephanie Nur, Amanda Jaros, and Noah Le Gros.

When will 1883 premiere?

The first two episodes of 1883 aired following Yellowstone on 19 December 2021. The first season consists of 10 episodes. 

Where can you watch 1883?


You can watch 1883 in the US exclusively on the Paramount+ streaming service, with new episodes available on Sundays. Paramount+ offers two plans: The Essential tier with limited commercials for $4.99 a month, and the $9.99 Premium plan with no ads (except on live TV and a few shows).


ViacomCBS inked a deal with Sky to launch Paramount+ in the UK, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Switzerland in 2022. The UK launch is on 22 June 2022.

It will be available on Sky platforms (plus Sky will continue to carry ViacomCBS pay-TV channels such as Comedy Central). Sky Cinema subscribers will get Paramount+ at no extra cost, apparently, but other Sky customers will have to add it to their accounts - but it will also be available directly through the Paramount+ app, on Apple, Google, Roku and Samsung devices - so access is wide.

What is the best streaming device for your TV? Our top recommendation is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. Also excellent are the Google Chromecast with Google TV, the Roku Express 4K, the Apple TV 4K and the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Are there any 1883 trailers?

Yes, you can watch one at the top of this page.

We've also embedded teasers and featurettes below.

1883 | Teaser (Extended Look) | Paramount+

1893 Flashback | Yellowstone | Paramount Network

1893 Flashback | Yellowstone | Paramount Network

How to catch up and get ready for 1883

To prepare for 1883, you should watch the first four seasons of Yellowstone on Peacock, NBC Universal's streaming service in the US. Each season is also available to purchase through Amazon Prime Video, or you can buy the series on DVD if you prefer to own a physical copy.


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What else is in the Dutton universe?

The Dutton universe is expanding with more spin-off series. Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan revealed last year that there would be at least two shows this year alone. One is 1883. The other is Yellowstone 6666. It debuted on 4 March 2022 on Paramount+.

Here is 6666's full synopsis:

"Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing ... The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world class cowboys are born and made. The series will be executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari."

Writing by Maggie Tillman.
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