Husband and wife country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have signed on to cover the next one Yellowstone prequel spin-off, titled 1883, at Paramount +. In addition, Sam Elliott is also expected to play in the offshoot.
1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a westward journey across the Great Plains to the last stronghold of wild America. It’s an austere account of Western expansion and an intense study of a family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land – Montana.
Elliott is about to play Shea Brennan, a handsome nail-hard cowboy with immense sadness in his past. He has the Herculean task of leading a group from Texas to Montana, and he doesn’t suffer fools. McGraw and Hill will play James and Margaret Dutton, respectively the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family.
“It all starts with writing, and Taylor Sheridan is a brilliant writer,” Elliott said in a statement. “I think the western genre clearly speaks to both of us. The classic struggles of man against man, of man against nature and of man against himself. Everything is there, in 1883, and I am honored to be a part of it.
“It really is a dream job,” said Tim McGraw. “Taylor has found a storytelling way that brilliantly creates these epic dramas and family sagas with so much depth and creativity. The Duttons are great characters, and it’s so exciting to be able to bring them to life. As a kid growing up on horseback you think of dream jobs like this, and I’m so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Faith Hill. “The Duttons are a great family, and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character as Margaret Dutton to life. I am touched and honored to work with Taylor and her entire team.
1883 will be produced by Taylor Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.