When the highly-anticipated series "1923" premiered on Paramount+ in December 2022, fans were instantly captivated by the captivating story of a new generation of Duttons. The compelling narrative followed Jacob Dutton, portrayed by the legendary Harrison Ford, and his resilient wife Cara Dutton, played by the talented Helen Mirren. Together, they embarked on a valiant mission to preserve the picturesque land in Montana that originally belonged to Jacob's brother, James Dutton, portrayed by Tim McGraw in the prequel "1883." Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the couple faced formidable challenges and hardships. Viewers were immersed in the couple's journey as they confronted the looming economic crisis and its far-reaching consequences. The gripping portrayal of their struggle resonated deeply with audiences, evoking a sense of empathy and admiration.
Additionally, the series introduced the heartrending tale of Spencer, portrayed by the brilliant Brandon Sklenar, who fell deeply in love with Alexandra, portrayed by the charming Julia Schlaepfer, despite the distance that separated them. However, the tumultuous nature of their relationship quickly led them astray. Yet, there is an undeniable feeling that their paths may intertwine once again, leaving viewers eager for more of their captivating story. As the debut season of "1923" unfolded, fans were enthralled by the gripping storytelling, exceptional performances, and the historical backdrop that breathed life into the narrative. The series struck a chord, offering a poignant exploration of love, resilience, and the pursuit of preserving heritage in the face of adversity. With the season finale leaving audiences on the edge of their seats, viewers eagerly await the next installment, yearning to uncover the fate of the Duttons and the rich tapestry of characters that have captured their hearts. The emotional journey of "1923" has left an indelible mark, and fans eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this remarkable series. 🎥🍿❤️
On February 3, Paramount+ announced that 1923 got renewed for season 2. According to Variety, the latest Yellowstone spin-off became "the most-watched Paramount+ premiere of all time in the U.S. with 7.4 million viewers."
Unfortunately, there's no official date for when 1923 season 2 will start filming. In a June report from Deadline, it was revealed that production is "delayed indefinitely" due to ongoing WGA writers' strike that began on May 2.
NBC Montana noted that when speaking to Bill Melvin on June 8, the manager of the Butte Civic Center, he mentioned that production was supposed to return to the city of Butte and begin on June 5. What's more, the show is paying the town $75 thousand per month to use the Civic Center through the end of the year. While the Paramount+ series has filed requests to extend their contract with the city, he remained optimistic that everything will be good to go after the strike ends.
"We are going to follow the contract as we have it. That’s all we can do," he said in another interview.