When do the Yellowstone spin-offs take place? Timeline explained

The Yellowstone universe continues to expand with multiple spin-offs set in the same onscreen world. In order to keep fans informed, we are providing an explanation of the timeline. Alongside the original Yellowstone series, which will air its final episode of Season 5 in November, there are already two existing prequels, with plans for at least three more spin-offs in the coming years. Yellowstone follows the story of the Dutton family as they navigate conflicts along the shared borders of their large cattle ranch, which borders the Broken Rock Indian reservation, Yellowstone National Park, and land developers.

While Kevin Costner and Yellowstone itself are saying goodbye, the cowboy adventures continue in the spin-offs. Here is a breakdown of the Yellowstone timeline. As of now, fans have only seen 1883 and 1923, with the return of 1923 in Season 2 soon to come. Details of 1944 and 6666 are yet to be revealed, and we are also including the untitled Yellowstone spin-off starring Matthew McConaughey, although information about it is scarce. The chronological order, including the main Yellowstone series, would look something like this: 1883, 1923, 1944, Yellowstone, 6666, Untitled series/2024.

1883 takes place in the year suggested by its title and explores the post-Civil War generation of the Dutton family as they leave Tennessee.

The family travels across the country before settling in Montana to establish what would later become the Yellowstone Ranch. The series aired from 2021 to 2022 and is unlikely to have a second season. 1923 is set in the year it is titled and focuses on another generation of the Dutton family. The characters face various hardships, including Prohibition, drought, and the early stages of the Great Depression, which affected Montana before the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Season 2 of 1927 is on the horizon and features a star-studded cast including Dame Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford. 1944 is likely the next in line in the Yellowstone timeline.

Not much has been revealed about this prequel, but it is expected to follow the ranch's experiences during World War II. The spin-off titled 6666 is another yet-to-be-released addition to the Yellowstone universe. This time, fans may have more clues about the show's content. In the main Yellowstone series, the 6666 ranch has already been seen, suggesting a closer link to the present day. The synopsis for 6666 states that it revolves around the endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world and the birthplace of world-class cowboys. It has also been reported that creator Taylor Sheridan purchased the real-life 6666 ranch in 2021.

As for the untitled series, not much is known at this stage.

The show does not even have a name yet, but it has been reported that Matthew McConaughey is attached to the project in an unknown leading role. It is unclear if the series will focus on the same Dutton ranch or explore new territory. In conclusion, the Yellowstone universe continues to expand with various spin-offs that explore different timelines and generations of the Dutton family. Fans can look forward to experiencing the rich history and cowboy adventures in these upcoming series.

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