Yellowstone Universe: Every Series & Spin-Off From Taylor Sheridan Explained

"Yellowstone" has become a once-in-a-generation phenomenon in the world of television. Creator Taylor Sheridan has not only delivered a highly popular flagship series but has also launched two successful spin-offs, "1883" and "1923." However, with the announcement of three more spin-offs in the works, along with continuing episodes of "Yellowstone," fans may be finding it overwhelming to keep track of the expanding universe set in the world of the Duttons. Additionally, viewers may have difficulty distinguishing between Taylor Sheridan's other Paramount series, such as "Tulsa King" and "Mayor of Kingstown," and the central fictional universe of "Yellowstone.


Fortunately, we have all the information you need about the five official spin-offs of "Yellowstone." Let's dive in and explore what we know so far. "1883" is the earliest show in the timeline and serves as the first spin-off. It takes audiences back to the beginning of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and follows the journey of James Dillard Dutton (Tim McGraw) and Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill) as they travel across America after the Civil War. The mini-series sets the stage for the events that unfold in the main series and features notable cameos from actors like Tom Hanks, Graham Greene, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Despite its positive reception, "1883" will not return for a second season, as confirmed by Sheridan.

The next spin-off, "1923," introduces audiences to Jacob (Harrison Ford) and Cara Dutton (Helen Mirren) and takes place during the Prohibition era, the Great Depression, and the threat of drought. It also delves into the hardships faced by Chief Rainwater's ancestor, Teonna Rainwater, in the Residential School System. While "1883" ended as a standalone event, "1923" has been confirmed for a second season, although Helen Mirren and Brandon Sklenar cautioned against expecting a third season.

Moving forward, "1944" will explore the Duttons during World War II, but little is currently known about the series.

Given the 21-year time jump from "1923," returning characters like Jack and Spencer Dutton may appear. As the Allies turn the tide in the war, the series may highlight the historical context of the time. However, the events of Season 2 of "1923" and potential casting decisions may affect the show's direction.

Another eagerly anticipated series is "6666," which was set in motion during Season 4 of "Yellowstone." The storyline follows Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) as he moves from the Dutton ranch to the famous Four Sixes Ranch in Texas. Filming will take place at the real-life ranch, adding an extra layer of authenticity.

Due to concerns for the ranch's inhabitants, production has been delayed, but fans are eager to see what lies ahead for Jimmy.

Finally, there is a series tentatively known as "2024," which may become the new flagship show. Starring Matthew McConaughey, the series could continue the story after "Yellowstone" concludes with Season 5, Part 2. McConaughey's involvement came about after he expressed admiration for "Yellowstone." While little is known about the series, Sheridan hinted that it would be a standalone story without many ties to the main series.

In conclusion, the "Yellowstone" universe continues to expand with its five official spin-offs.

Each series offers a unique perspective on the Duttons' story, and fans can expect more exciting adventures in different timelines and locations. With their own distinct qualities, these spin-offs are sure to satisfy fans' cravings for more of the gripping and well-reviewed content that "Yellowstone" has to offer.

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