Yellowstone precursor 1923 has released its first trailer for its latest spin-off series, starring Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford.
1923 expands the Taylor Sheridan TV universe that started with Yellowstone. 1923 acts as a prequel to Yellowstone and a sequel to other spin-off series 1883.
1923 will follow a specific generation of the Dutton family during a period of hardship that will include Westward Expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.
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Oscar winner Mirren will star as Cara Dutton, the family’s matriarch. Ford will play Cara’s husband Jacob, the patriarch of the Yellowstone ranch. The series will also play the main role Game of Thrones alum Jerome Flynn, plus Jennifer Ehle, James Badge Dale and Timothy Dalton.
The trailer features a whole bunch of exciting drama that includes Dalton and Flynn’s characters going up against Mirren and Ford’s. In particular, Dalton approaches Mirren at her ranch while Ford shoves a gun under Flynn’s chin in an argument.
The tantalizing trailer also promises plenty of action, including explosions, horse chases, gunfights and tense confrontations. It even boasts Mirren, who previously played Queen Elizabeth II, with a shotgun.
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The series debuts on Paramount+ on December 18 and will be Ford’s first major TV series. It marks a banner era for Ford, who was recently cast as General Thaddeus Ross Thunderbolts and will also reprise his iconic role as Indiana Jones next year.
Indiana Jones 5 will feature a de-aged Ford in a flashback opening where Indiana fights Nazis in a castle in 1944. Ford said the de-aging technology freaked him out.
“This is the first time I’ve seen it where I believe it. It’s kind of scary. I don’t even believe it wishes to know how it works, but it works. But it doesn’t make me want to be young. I’m happy to have earned my age,” said Ford.
1923 will debut on Paramount+ in the US and Canada on December 18, with episodes available to stream the next day in the UK and Australia. Yellowstone airs on Paramount+.