'Examination Of The History Of America': 1923 Star Doesn't See Yellowstone As Franchise!

Helen Mirren, who stars in Yellowstone prequel 1923 as Cara Dutton, has shared her thoughts on the show's status as a franchise. Speaking at TheWrap's 2023 Awards Season Screening Series, Mirren stated that she sees Yellowstone as "more of an examination of the history of America" rather than a traditional franchise. She praised Taylor Sheridan's writing and found the scripts for 1923 psychologically interesting to play as an actor. The prequel series explores the Dutton family's history, adding more substance to their story and making connections to the present-day Yellowstone.