That yellowstone The universe expands again with the new prequel 1923, starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. As the title suggests, the series is set during the Prohibition Era after World War I. But how does this generation of Duttons relate to Kevin Costner’s John Dutton? yellowstone?
The first Yellowstone prequel 1883 – starring Tim McGraw (James Dutton) and Faith Hill (Margaret Dutton) – told the story of the first Dutton generation who settled in Montana after traveling the Oregon Trail.
The story ended with the death of her daughter Elsa (Isabel May). And it was her death that prompted her to settle on the land that would eventually become Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Originally, Taylor Sheridan had planned a second season of this series. But instead he decided to continue the story with a second prequel, 1923.
Sets 40 years after Elsa’s death, 1923 records with Jacob Dutton of Harrison Ford – brother of McGraws James – as patriarch of Dutton Ranch. He is married to Cara Dutton, played by Mirren. Fans will recall that James was shot and supposedly died in a flashback to 1893 yellowstone season 4
Jacob’s right-hand man on the ranch is his eldest nephew, John Dutton Sr., played by James Badge Dale. Fans first met him in 1883 when he was just five years old and was played by Audie Rick.
John Sr. is married to Emma (Marley Shelton) and they have a son named Jack (Darren Mann), who is also Jacob’s great-nephew. If our calculation is correct, Costner’s John Dutton was not born until the 1950s. That means his father — also named John and played by Dabney Coleman in Season 2 — will likely be Jack’s son.
So this branch of the family tree would be:
If we’re right, that makes Ford’s Jacob Dutton the great-great-great-uncle of Costner’s John Dutton.
Fans will likely get some clarification on the Dutton family tree when 1923 Premieres in December. Paramount+ has not yet announced a premiere date. But considering that they will use yellowstone Season 5 to kick off the prequel, we’re forecasting a December 18th premiere on Paramount Network and a second episode on Christmas night before streaming exclusively to the streamer.
While we don’t have an exact premiere date yet, we do have a series description. And that goes to show that fans will see two generations of Dutton as the story unfolds.
“1923 focuses on the next two generations of the Dutton family as they struggle to survive historic drought, lawlessness and prohibition, and an epidemic of cattle rustling; all fought under the cloud of Montana’s Great Depression, which preceded the nation by nearly a decade,” reads the series’ description.
yellowstone Season 5 premieres Sunday, November 13th on the Paramount Network. Bonus episodes of 1883 coming soon too, ahead of the December premiere of 1923.
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