'1923' Fans Really, Really Want Spencer & Alex To Be In The Newest 'Yellowstone' Prequel

Yellowstone made its debut in 2018, introducing viewers to the Dutton family. This was followed by the prequel series, 1883, which depicted the family's challenging journey on the Oregon Trail before settling in Montana. The first season of 1923, the next installment of the Dutton family saga set during prohibition and the Great Depression, left audiences eagerly anticipating what comes next. And now, there is another Yellowstone prequel series in the works. Taylor Sheridan's upcoming project, titled 1944, is shrouded in mystery, but here is what we know so far. 1944 is being described as the "sequel" to another Yellowstone prequel, 1923, which stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren.

Paramount Network and 101 Studios are developing the new series, as reported by the Ravalli Republic in February. The announcement was made during a thank-you event for the local community in Hamilton, Montana, near where Yellowstone is filmed. Tom Prince, executive vice president of production at 101 Studios, revealed that the new prequel will be called 1944 and is likely to be shot in the Bitterroot Valley, where Chief Joseph Ranch (Yellowstone Dutton Ranch) is located. Unfortunately, there are no specific details about the plot of 1944. However, considering the time period of the previous prequels, it can be assumed that it will take place in the 1940s.

With this in mind, the series could explore the Dutton family's experiences during World War II or even the significant events of the 1944 presidential election, which saw Franklin D. Roosevelt win a year before his death.

Whatever the backdrop, it is expected that 1944 will continue to follow the next generation of Duttons as they navigate the challenges of holding onto their Yellowstone ranch and life in the American West during the 1940s. As for the cast, no announcements have been made regarding who will be appearing in 1944. Fans have already started speculating and sharing their theories.

With the confirmation of Matthew McConaughey's Yellowstone spin-off, some believe he may portray Spencer Dutton in 1944. Others hope that the original Spencer (Brandon Sklenar) and his wife Alexandra (Julia Schlaepfer) from 1923 will be the main couple of the series. However, these are all just speculation at this point. Filming for 1944 has not yet begun, so it may be a while before the series is available for streaming. Taylor Sheridan is currently occupied with the upcoming season of 1923 and the second half of Yellowstone Season 5. There is certainly no shortage of Dutton family drama to look forward to in the near future.

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