Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford star in 1923 — the prequel formerly known as 1932.
Taylor Sheridan is doing the time warp again.
The multitasking TV hitmaker originally announced that 1932 would be the title of his next Yellowstone prequel. But now he’s telling the world that the series — a follow-up to 1883, with Helen Mirren (pictured above) and Harrison Ford in lead roles — will be known as 1923.
Back in May, when the superstar casting of Mirren and Ford made news, Paramount+ promised the latest addition to the Sheridan Universe would “introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early 20th Century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.” Presumably, the date change will enable Sheridan and his producers to depict life during the Prohibition Era in Montana — which became, in 1926, to first state to repeal enforcement of Prohibition — and, who knows, allow whatever Dutton character Ford will play to be involved in bootlegging. Hey, the veteran actor did a fair share of smuggling as Han Solo, so he’s obviously equipped for the job, right?
There’s still no word regarding just who Ford and Mirren will portray in the Dutton family saga. But here is the revised series logline: “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.”
1923 is slated to premiere in December. Stay tuned for further developments.