1883 (2021): S01E03 – River


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.


The inexperienced immigrants find themselves at the nature’s mercy; namely dysentery and fatal rattlesnake bites. Approaching the Brazos River, Shea and James disagree on how to best cross; Shea opts for caution while James wants to cross quickly. Shea learns two of the immigrants have been stealing food and forces them out of the group. Shea rebuffs the advances of a newly-widowed Romani woman named Noemi. Elsa begins assisting the cowboys with the cattle and begins a flirtatious relationship with Ennis. A frustrated immigrant challenges and fails to overcome Shea. James takes John hunting and gives Ennis permission to court Elsa.

1883 Series

You can find a full index and overview of 1883 here.

Production & Filming Detail

  • Release Date: 26 December 2021.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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