Yellowstone 1923 Season 2: Everything we know

Cameron Frew
Harrison Ford in Yellowstone 1923.

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford captivated audiences in the spinoff series — but what exactly is happening with Yellowstone 1923 Season 2? We’ve got release speculation, possible cast, plot rumors, and more.

As if it weren’t enough to travel back to the Dutton Ranch’s inception in 1883, Taylor Sheridan had to do it all over again in 1923. Fans saw the Duttons battling to keep their ranch amid rising local tensions and major historical advancements. (Why drive a car when you can ride a horse?)

As the second of Yellowstone prequels, 1923 stood out from the get-go. With the killer 1923 cast, it became clear that the Dutton family tree was growing in greatness.

Despite the original series ending with Yellowstone Season 5 Part 2, 1923 is continuing with Season 2. Here’s everything you need to know about the second season of the Yellowstone spinoff.

Is there a Yellowstone 1923 Season 2 release date?

1923 Season 2 doesn’t have a release date. Production saw significant delays during the writers and actors strikes, so 2025 will likely be the earliest it could arrive.

Unlike 1883, which is a standalone story, the second season renewal for 1923 was confirmed earlier in February 2023. Given its premiere was the most-watched of 2022 across the US on cable, drawing in 7.4 million viewers, it’s not surprising.

Before the strikes, predictions suggested it could arrive on screens in late 2023 if not 2024. However, in June 2023, it was revealed that the second chapter of the show would be delayed indefinitely, and this was only emphasized by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Even though the strikes are now over, there haven’t been many new details about Season 2.

Of course, since 2023, Taylor Sheridan has added new projects to his plate, including Landman, Yellowstone 2024, and 1944. All this pushes 1923 Season 2 further and further into the background.

A statement from Paramount in May 2024 about fellow Sheridan series Lioness confirmed that 1923 Season 2 would begin filming “later in the year.”

Who could be in the Yellowstone 1923 Season 2 cast?

1923 is expected to bring back most of its cast for Season 2, including Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford as Cara and Jacob Dutton, respectively.

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford in Yellowstone 1923.

One person who won’t be returning is James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr., who died in Episode 3. We also won’t see Marley Shelton as Emma Dutton in Season 2, as her character took her own life following James’ death, nor Jennifer Ehle’s Sister Mary, as Teonna murdered her in an act of revenge.

In June 2024, it was announced that Jennifer Carpenter (who played Debra Morgan on Dexter) was joining the cast as Mamie Fossett, “a highly capable U.S. Deputy Marshall who serves warrants and makes arrests with confidence ahead of her time.”

Here’s the likely cast of 1923 Season 2:

  • Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton
  • Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton
  • Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud
  • Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
  • Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford
  • Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
  • Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
  • Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell
  • Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
  • Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield
  • Jennifer Carpenter as Mamie Fossett

What could the Yellowstone 1923 Season 2 plot be?

1923 Season 2 is expected to follow the return of Spencer Dutton to Montana, Teonna’s treacherous journey home, and the range war over the Dutton ranch following Donald Whitfield’s financial scheme.

Season 1 left plenty of questions for Season 2 to answer, namely the issue of how the Duttons are going to save their ranch from the financial clutches of Donald Whitfield. He’d paid the property tax on the ranch, meaning that if the Duttons couldn’t pay him back, the land would be his.

Plus, there’s also the question of whether Spencer and Alexandra will reunite in Montana after their separation in Season 1, as well as whether Teonna will eventually be able to truly escape the clutches of the evil boarding school.

It was announced [via Austin Business Journal] in May 2024 that a major change would be happening with the 1923 production, with the filming to take place in Austin, Texas, rather than Montana. This is a huge update, since Yellowstone revolves so heavily around its Montana setting. Perhaps this change will be reflected in the plot to account for some unfamiliar locations.

Is there a 1923 Season 2 trailer?

No, there isn’t a trailer for 1923 Season 2 yet.

How to watch Yellowstone 1923 Season 2

1923 Season 2 will be available to watch on Paramount+ upon release, with the first episode likely premiering on the Paramount Network before its run is exclusive to the streaming platform.

Each of the Yellowstone spinoffs has landed on Paramount+, as have other Taylor Sheridan TV shows. This is the best way to watch 1923 Season 2 whether you’re in the US or other territories.

Will there be a Yellowstone 1923 Season 3?

As it stands, 1923 Season 2 will be the last installment of the prequel series. There are no plans for a third.

It appears this was always the plan for Taylor Sheridan, who told Deadline that Season 2 is technically “the second half of the season.

“This one is different than 1883 where I had the whole thing blocked out in my head. This one, I had no idea what I was going to do. I just went on a journey myself and I’m the one that made the call to the network, which is probably the greatest call they ever got.

‘Hey, I need to make more episodes to finish this story. I need to do this in two blocks. An eight-episode block and a second eight-episode block to wrap this up. I can’t wrap it up in two episodes and do the story justice’. For them, it is great because they get more content. For me, I get more runway.”

That’s everything we know about 1923 Season 2. In the meantime, check out other shows to watch if you love Yellowstone, Why Kevin Costner’s leaving Yellowstone, how to watch all the Kevin Costner Westerns, and the best Yellowstone characters.

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