Sam Elliott, who plays Shea in the prequel series "1883," revealed that a pivotal scene between his character and Elsa was originally written to begin differently. However, director Ben Richardson changed the setup to allow for a more intimate and emotionally impactful conversation. The change also spared Elliott from having to mount a horse, which he joked about. Additionally, a new sequel series called "1923" has been announced, which explores another generation of the Dutton family and their struggles in protecting their Montana home. The second season of "1923" will premiere this month on Paramount+.