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Fort Worth-filmed 1883 makes star-studded world premiere in Las Vegas

Fort Worth-filmed 1883 makes star-studded world premiere in Las Vegas

Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Tim McGraw
Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, and Tim McGraw at the 1883 premiere in Las Vegas. Getty Images
Sam Elliott, Gratiela Brancusi, LaMonica Garrett
Stars Sam Elliott, Gratiela Brancusi, and LaMonica Garrett. Getty Images
Taylor Sheridan, Nicole Muirbrook
Series creator Taylor Sheridan and wife Nicole Muirbrook, who live in Weatherford. Getty Images
Faith Hill, Audie Rick
Faith Hill and Audie Rick, who plays a young John Dutton, Sr. Getty Images
1883 cast
The cast of 1883 at the world premiere. Getty Images
Tim McGraw, 1883
Tim McGraw on set in Fort Worth. Photo courtesy of Paramount+
Sam Elliott, 1883, Granbury
Sam Elliott on set in Granbury. Photo courtesy of Austin Miller Imagery
Isabel May, 1883
Isabel May (on set in North Texas) is the series narrator. Photo courtesy of Paramount+
Faith Hill, 1883
Faith Hill takes on the gritty role of Margaret Dutton. Photo courtesy of Paramount+
1883 filming, Granbury
Filming on location in Granbury in late summer. Photo courtesy of Austin Miller Imagery
Billy Bob Thornton, Faith Hill, Isabel May, Tim McGraw
Sam Elliott, Gratiela Brancusi, LaMonica Garrett
Taylor Sheridan, Nicole Muirbrook
Faith Hill, Audie Rick
1883 cast
Tim McGraw, 1883
Sam Elliott, 1883, Granbury
Isabel May, 1883
Faith Hill, 1883
1883 filming, Granbury

A week ahead of 1883's long-awaited streaming debut on Paramount+, the stars of Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone prequel headed to Vegas to see it debut on the big screen.

On December 11, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and Billy Bob Thornton — who filmed on location in Fort Worth, Granbury, and Weatherford in late summer — walked the red carpet before screening the first two episodes, giving lucky fans their first glimpse of the epic cast together, onscreen and off.

1883 premieres on December 19 and is being built up as one of the buzziest new shows of the year. It follows Yellowstone's Dutton family "as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America," Paramount+ says. "The series is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana."

Real life husband-and-wife McGraw and Hill star as patriarch and matriarch James and Margaret Dutton; Hollywood legend Elliott as Shea Brennan, described as "a tough-as-nails, handsome cowboy with immense sadness in his past;" and Isabel May as the Duttons' teenage daughter and the series' narrator.

And then there's Thornton, who portrays U.S. Marshal Jim Courtright. In the official trailer, he gets a killer line about Fort Worth.

Seemingly absent from the premiere was Tom Hanks, who makes a guest appearance in the series as three-star general inspired by General George Meade, according to People.

Deadline reports series creator and Weatherford resident Sheridan introduced the screening at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theater, which was followed by an after-party at SW Steakhouse on the property, featuring a custom 1883 light show on the resort’s Lake of Dreams. Throughout the night, they report, a five-piece orchestra played the score of 1883, composed by Brian Tyler

Viewers will finally get the chance to see the highly anticipated series — including scenes shot in an Old West town erected in the Fort Worth Stockyards — when it drops Sunday, December 19.

A word of warning, People notes: "Unlike Yellowstone, the entirety of 1883 will not air on the Paramount Network. Only the first two episodes will air on the channel, following the December 19 and December 26 episodes of Yellowstone. This way, fans can get a taste of the show before committing to the network's streaming platform, Paramount+ (where the rest of the series will run)."

For those who can't get enough, the "Official Yellowstone Podcast," recorded at the Wynn, launched last week. The podcast, hosted by series star Jefferson White (Jimmy) brings listeners exclusive interviews from the cast, crew, and special guests.