To prepare for his part in 1923, Harrison Ford claims to have viewed 1883 but not Yellowstone. Ford, Helen Mirren, Timothy Dalton, and other actors will appear in the forthcoming Yellowstone prequel 1923. Four decades after the events of 1883, Ford and Mirren will play Jacob and Cara Dutton, a new, unwavering generation of the Dutton family entrusted with protecting their property from dangers. With 1923 being the most recent entry in the expanding Yellowstone universe, ties to the first season of Yellowstone, which is presently in its fifth season, and to 1883 are probably going to be made.
Ford says in an interview with Collider that while he appreciated the effort put into Yellowstone, he didn’t think the film’s present-day plot was as pertinent to his role in 1923. Contrarily, he acknowledges that to comprehend better how Sheridan’s neo-Western expanding world was managing its spinoff and prequel plots, he felt it necessary to see the whole prequel 1883. Ford explains that because 1883 is only 40 years after that series and almost a century before Yellowstone, it is more closely related to the timeframe of 1923. As a result, he made preparing to play Jacob a top priority. View the actor’s comments below:
“I’ve been working and busy, and I haven’t had a lot of time to catch up, but I thought it more important that I see all of 1883, which I did, because that is the closest in time and story-wise of the developed Yellowstone elements. Yellowstone, which takes place in contemporary time… I love the work that Kevin’s doing and I love the show, but 1883 was more important to me to concentrate on, and it was very useful in helping me understand the way they have been storytelling.”
The significance of 1883 for Ford’s preparation
Due to the fact that the events of 1883 fairly immediately led to 1923, Ford’s remarks are practically true. Elsa (Isabel May), who narrates the first 1923 teaser, helped the marketing for 1923 establish a link between the two prequels. Additionally, a clip from the 1923 trailer showed multiple graves on the Dutton family’s land, perhaps housing the relics of the people from the earlier prequel series.
The events that befell the Dutton family (on their voyage to what would become their home) will nevertheless play a significant role in 1923, even though Yellowstone takes place more than 100 years after 1883. In contrast to past Yellowstone films, Ford and Mirren’s characters are likely to have an unrelenting desire to keep their Montana property since the hardships they had to through to get there are still vivid in the family’s thoughts. The two prequels, 1883 and 1923, appear to be more closely connected to one another than Yellowstone based on their titles, structures, historical locales, and darker themes.
The exhibitions are a few decades apart, which may assist fill in the blanks concerning the Dutton family after that time even if 1883 is a useful tool for understanding 1923. A few familial puzzles from 1923 that are still pertinent to Yellowstone’s present-day, such if the Dutton family has a lost generation, may also be clarified. Therefore, the upcoming Yellowstone spinoff could provide a definitive response to the query of whether the prequel is closely related to its sibling series.