Saddle up, Yellowstone fans: We're getting even more Dutton family drama this year.
On the heels of Yellowstone's incredibly successful third season, Paramount+ announced an all-new prequel series that will show the Dutton family got their start in Montana. Aptly titled Y: 1883, the show will take Yellowstone fans back more than 130 years, giving an even deeper insight into the John Dutton's behavior and why he loves his family's ranch so much.
While there aren't too many details available at this time, keep reading to find out everything we know about Y: 1883 so far.
When is the release date for Y: 1883?
During Super Bowl LV, fans got their first glimpse at Y: 1883 in a 10-second teaser. The trailer didn't give too much away, but it did confirm that the show would make its debut on Paramount+ later in 2021. Since this series is made with Yellowstone fans in mind, it's safe to assume that the prequel's airtime schedule won't conflict with Yellowstone season 4, which is set to air in summer 2021. Keeping that in mind, it's possible that Y: 1883 will be available to stream after the fourth season of Yellowstone wraps — say, sometime between September and December 2021?
Who will be in the Y: 1883 cast?
As of right now, the cast is completely unknown. While Yellowstone fans may hope for Kevin Costner sightings, it's highly unlikely, given that the show is placed more than a century earlier. We won't rule out any flash-forward scenes with Kevin, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, or Wes Bentley, though. Regardless, we're confident that there will be characters just as captivating as John, Beth, and the rest of the Dutton crew, especially since the show is being developed by Yellowstone's creator Taylor Sheridan.
Any spoilers about the show?
So, about that epic teaser during the Super Bowl. In the 10-second spot, snow whips through the mountains and a mysterious voice says, "I don't care if you live or die, but should you live, you tell 'em about me."
Shortly after the Super Bowl, Paramount+ offered a closer look at the series with commentary from the show's producer. "When we say the 'wild west,' what that really means is a west beyond the reach of the rule of law. It really is the beginning of an empire before it was an empire," Sheridan says, laying out the foundation for the Yellowstone prequel.
When Paramount+ initially announced the show, they wrote that Y: 1883 follows the Duttons as "they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America." Although we know that the Duttons eventually became the owners of the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, the prequel touches on life before fortune. "It 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," the statement reads.
How can I watch and stream Y: 1883 when it comes out?
Unlike Yellowstone, Y: 1883 won't air on Paramount Network. Instead, it'll be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ (now called CBS All Access), which officially launches on March 4. Along with Y: 1883, users will be able to stream new and existing programming from channels like CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and MTV.
Pricing details haven't been confirmed, but it's expected to keep what's already been in place for CBS All Access: $5.99 a month for access to its library with limited commercials or $9.99 a month with no commercials whatsoever. The only downside: If you cut the cable cord and want to get both Yellowstone and Y: 1883, you'll have to splurge on Peacock (Yellowstone's exclusive streaming service) and Paramount+. No word if this will change given the recent show announcement.
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