Creator Taylor Sheridan and Paramount+ have been in negotiations behind the scenes, resulting in the announcement of a second season. Set 40 years after the events of the first prequel 1883, the show follows the new generation of Duttons, played by Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, as they face challenges such as drought, disease, economic upheaval, and land disputes in the wild Mountain West. Paramount+ is the exclusive streaming platform for the show. As for the upcoming season, details are scarce as Season 1 is still ongoing. In terms of recaps, several episodes have aired, including premieres with cliffhangers that put two Duttons in danger and an episode that brings death to the Yellowstone Ranch.
TV Guide's Liam Mathews reviewed the series premiere, describing it as an ambitious undertaking that expands on the world of Yellowstone. The spin-off takes place in Montana during the Prohibition era after World War I and the economic collapse preceding the Great Depression. The story focuses on the next two generations of the Dutton family as they navigate challenges such as drought, lawlessness, Prohibition, cattle theft, and the Great Depression. 1883, the prequel before 1923, follows the Dutton family's journey to Montana instead of their original destination, Oregon. It explains how the Duttons came to settle in Montana after their daughter, Elsa, was fatally shot while they were passing through. It is expected that John, Elsa's younger brother, will carry on the Dutton name and honor his sister in 1923.
The full-length trailer for 1923 reveals that the Duttons face another range war as developers, cowboys, and hunters try to claim their land. Additionally, Helen Mirren's character, Cara, appears to be a formidable force against anyone who crosses her.