Paramount+ isn’t ready to say goodbye to the Duttons just yet.
The streamer has renewed Yellowstone prequel 1923 for a second season after the drama’s record-breaking first season.
Taylor Sheridan’s series follows a new generation of Duttons, led by Harrison Ford’s Jacob and Helen Mirren’s Cara. The newest installment in the family’s origin story takes place in the early 20th century “when pandemics historic drought, and the end of Prohibition all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home,” according to Paramount+.
Ahead of the 1923 premiere on Dec. 18, the show’s Oscar-nominated stars opened up to about what drew them to the project, and they both had the same answer: each other.
“He says me. And I say exactly the same: Harrison,” says Mirren when asked about reuniting with her Mosquito Coast co-star more than 30 years later, this time on the small screen. “I think we’re both a bit more achey. We loved working together then, but we were very different. He was a huge movie star and I was sort of comparatively unknown. There was a big difference in our status,” adding, “I’ve caught up a little bit, luckily.”
Ford echoed Mirren’s sentiment and explained that he was also “attracted to the ambition of the piece.”
“I had met with Taylor, who gave me a very brief outline of what he had in mind, and I went on faith and my experience with Yellowstone, 1883,” the Indiana Jones star says. “He’s produced a work of incredible ambition, scale, scope [and] cinematic ambition. Taylor thinks of each of these episodes as a one-hour movie. And that’s the product that we’re getting.”
Brandon Sklenar, Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, Jerome Flynn and Julia Schlaepfer round out the show’s cast.
Season one of 1923 aired its mid-season finale Jan. 8 and returns to Paramount+ Feb. 5.