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 Lakota territory, the dwindling group is beset by further tragedy when Josef is bitten by a rattlesnake and his wife is thrown from her horse, leaving her comatose and eventually proves fatal. Shea, Thomas and James come across a group of murdered Lakota women and children. Realising they will be blamed for the massacre and hunted by Lakota warriors, they attempt to track and capture the culprits, while the remainder of the group are told to stay and explain the situation to any returning Lakota. However, at Cookie’s insistence, many of the settlers choose instead to flee to a nearby US Army fort, leaving Elsa and Margaret behind. Shea, Thomas and James find and kill the culprits, members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. The scattered settlers are attacked and many are killed by the Lakota. Elsa shoots a Lakota warrior, who in turn fires an arrow into her torso. After Elsa defuses the fight by speaking a few words taught to her by Sam, the Lakota leave. Colton is forced to kill a crazed, partially-scalped arrow-impaled Alina. Elsa receives rudimentary treatment for her wound. James quietly tells Margaret that Elsa is going to die.
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Production & Filming Detail
- Release Date: 20 February 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.