The 1883 Season Finale was absolutely crazy…. Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) died, Shea Brennan (Sam Elliott) died, the two cowboys died, the rest of the wagon train died after separating from the others… it would be easier just to tell you who lived.
Needless to say, the show was a rousing success, a fantastic prequel series to the Paramount smash hit series, Yellowstone, and now that it’s over, fans are wondering… when is Season 2?
Well, sad to say… there won’t be one.
According to executive producer David Glasser who recently spoke to Hollywood Reporter, 1883 is a one and done series, and Taylor Sheridan is going to use the upcoming 1932 series to tell the next chapter of the Dutton prequel story.
Perhaps a side story about Thomas or Shea? Maybe a few episodes that fill in some missing backstory? Or maybe a few episodes in the future to bridge the gap between 1883 and 1932.
I suppose I wouldn’t be shocked if some of the main cast didn’t reappear. But then again, Taylor Sheridan does a pretty good job of keeping us guessing, and even when you think you have it figured out, he finds some way to surprise you.
Like, we all saw Elsa take an arrow in the very first episode, but it was hard to believe that she would actually die. We also saw Shea think about killing himself all the damn time, but it was still shocking to watch him finally do it.
Either way, Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe is growing faster than he can write it… and that’s a good problem to have.
1932 will follow the next generation of Duttons into the difficulties of Prohibition and the Great Depression, as we continue our prequel series march towards the modern-day Dutton Ranch.