Yellowstone originally started as a drama centered around a wealthy family striving to maintain their power on their cattle ranch. However, it quickly became one of the most popular TV shows in the US, spanning five seasons and generating numerous spin-off shows. If you're a fan of Yellowstone, you may be interested in catching up on all the spin-offs, as well as the ones currently in development.
One of the spin-offs is titled "1883," a critically acclaimed prequel series that follows the Dutton family's earlier generation. In this series, the family moves across the country to settle on the land that would eventually become the property of their incredibly affluent descendants. The show features renowned actors Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and James and Margaret Dutton, with Isabel May portraying their daughter, Elsa. "1883" was a limited series, which means there are currently no plans for a second installment, although that could change in the future. Another spin-off, "1923," explores another generation of the Dutton family during the Great Depression. The show stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren as Jacob and Cara Dutton, respectively, while Brandon Sklenar portrays Spencer. In the Dutton family tree, Jacob is the great-great uncle of John Dutton, who is played by Kevin Costner in the main Yellowstone series. "1923" is set to have two seasons, with the second season anticipated for release in 2024.
Moving into spin-off territory, "Lawmen: Bass Reeves" is a show created after the success of "1883." It follows the story of the first Black US Marshal named Bass Reeves. Throughout his career, Reeves arrested over 3,000 outlaws, but the weight of his badge took a toll on his beloved family. "Lawmen: Bass Reeves" is set to air on November 5th. One particularly intriguing spin-off is "6666," which was announced in February 2021. However, there have been limited updates on the production progress. The series is based on the real 6666 ranch in Texas and was created by Taylor Sheridan, the creator of Yellowstone. Due to Sheridan's various projects and the WAG strike, fans are eagerly awaiting further updates on the show.
Additionally, there is a planned follow-up to "1923" called "1944," which is still in the early stages of production. The executive vice president of production at 101 Studios, Tom Prince, mentioned that the show will likely be filmed in the Bitterroot Valley and take place at Chief Joseph Ranch.
As for Yellowstone itself, it has been confirmed that the show will not continue beyond its upcoming fifth season. Allegedly, tensions between Kevin Costner and Taylor Sheridan played a role in this decision. However, fans can look forward to a sequel in the works, starring Matthew McConaughey. While there isn't much information available about the show at this time, it's certainly something to keep an eye out for. In conclusion, Yellowstone has expanded into a successful franchise with multiple spin-offs and a planned sequel. From prequels to stories about historical figures and ranches, there's something for every Yellowstone fan to enjoy. Stay tuned for more updates on these exciting projects.