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.
With most of the settlers’ wagons destroyed and their supplies dangerously low, Shea recommends they cut short their journey and find land to settle near Denver, Colorado. James insists to Shea that he will continue on to Oregon, and openly challenges Shea’s leadership, inviting the remaining settlers to follow him onto the Oregon Trail. Meanwhile, Elsa bonds with Sam; she kills a bison and is introduced to Comanche culture. They declare their love for each other, and decide to marry. Though Margaret expresses her growing concern for her daughter, Elsa remains defiant. She announces she will escort her family to Oregon, then ride back to Comanche territory to be with Sam. The betrothed pair part as the wagon train continues west.
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Production & Filming Detail
- Release Date: 13 February 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.