Directed by Ben Richardson & Guy Ferland (for episodes 5&6)

By: Cat

Set four decades after 1883, the focus shifts to Jacob and Cara Dutton (Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren), kin to James Dutton from the earlier era. Jacob raised James’ sons, John and Spencer, as his own after his brother’s death. While the Yellowstone ranch thrives as one of Montana’s largest, the family grapples with range conflicts and impending economic hardship from the looming Great Depression.

Ford’s debut in a major TV role as Jacob brings a blend of compassion and unwavering resolve, matched perfectly by Mirren’s spirited Irish-accented character

The series embraces Yellowstone’s signature action, blending character-driven moments with intense gunfights. Intriguing plotlines are introduced, such as Spencer’s post-war trauma and work as a hunter in Africa. Parallel tales feature Teonna and Sister Mary, with their initial encounter foreshadowing ongoing narratives. The impending clash between Jacob and sheep farmer Banner Creighton will likely be a central theme throughout the two-season run.

Loyal Yellowstone followers will find familiarity and new fans will be drawn in by the star-studded cast. “1923” seamlessly integrates with the franchise, utilizing prior knowledge as an asset rather than a barrier. “1923” is a worthwhile journey on its own and a vital addition to Yellowstone’s lore.

Special Features:

Unstoppable Change: The Adventure of 1923

I Am the Land: Teonna Rainwater

Reflecting Humanity: The Art & Craft of Editing 1923

Inside the Series

Behind the Story for each episode