1883 is an American drama limited series created by Taylor Sheridan that premiered on 19 December 2021, on Paramount+.
Follows the Dutton family on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of uncolonised America.
The series stars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, Audie Rick, Eric Nelsen and James Landry Hébert. The series is a prequel to Sheridan’s series Yellowstone and follows the story of how the Duttons came to own the land that would become the Yellowstone Ranch.
In 1883, Elsa Dutton watches as a group of pioneers are slaughtered by a band of Native Americans on the Great Plains. She kills one, before being surrounded. Months earlier, former Union Army captain Shea Brennan cremates his wife and daughter after they die of smallpox. His partner Thomas arrives and prevents him from committing suicide when he informs of a Pinkerton job in Fort Worth, Texas. Shea and his partner Thomas depart for Forth Worth and observe James Dutton kill thieves who attempt to rob his covered wagon. Meanwhile, James’ family (his wife, Margaret; 17-year-old daughter, Elsa; 5-year-old son, John; sister-in-law, Claire; and her teenage daughter, Mary Abel) travels to Fort Worth from Tennessee via train. James continues to encounter antagonistic criminals in town, while Shea and Thomas meet with a group of inexperienced German and Slavic immigrants who pay them for an escort to Oregon. After the Duttons arrive, the family stays at a hotel, and a drunken man enters Elsa’s room and attempts to rape her before being killed by James. Realizing a partnership would be advantageous, Shea convinces James to accompany the wagon train to Oregon.
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Production & Filming Detail
- Release Date: 19 December 2021.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.