Fort Worth-shot '1883' coming to Paramount Network for limited run
Fans of 1883, circle Sunday, June 18 on your calendar: Taylor Sheridan's Fort Worth-shot Yellowstone prequel is coming to Paramount Network for an encore performance.
According to Deadline, the special broadcast of Episode 1 (set in Fort Worth) begins at 7 pm Sunday, June 18, with subsequent episodes airing each week. All 10 episodes will include extended featurettes at the end of each episode.
Again, this is Paramount Network (home to Yellowstone) and not the streaming service Paramount+, so non-streamers who missed out on the award-winning series the first time around can catch this go-round through their cable provider or any other way they access cable networks.
Yellowstone and 1883 follow the lives of the Duttons, first with the modern-day Western drama of the John Dutton family, then with the late 19th-century story of James and Margaret Dutton’s move west across the U.S.
Parts of 1883 were filmed in and around Fort Worth and North Texas in late summer of 2021 - convenient for Sheridan, who went to Fort Worth's Paschal High School and lives on a ranch in Weatherford. The Hollywood cast and crew rolled into Granbury, Weatherford, and in the Fort Worth Stockyards — where an Old West set was constructed and streets were blocked off for filming. Local fans made a sport of following the stars around town, posting glimpses on social media and generating local buzz.
The series stars country supercouple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as patriarch and matriarch James and Margaret Dutton; Hollywood legend Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan, Billy Bob Thornton as U.S. Marshal Jim Courtright; and Isabel May as the Duttons' teenage daughter and the series' narrator.
1883 debuted in December 2021 on Paramount+ and reportedly set a premiere record of 4.9 million households. Elliott earned a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role.
Powered by the success of the shows, Fort Worth shot onto a prestigious list of top filmmaking cities for first time; the city landed at No. 25 on Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker, an annual list compiled by Los Angeles-based publication MovieMaker.
While 1883 did not get renewed for a second season, Sheridan moved on to 1923, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Yellowstone's newest spinoff, 1883: Bass Reeves, is currently being filmed in North Texas.
And there's a new Texas connection: Actor Matthew McConaughey is starring in yet another spinoff, as Yellowstone is expected to end after the current season.