EP Taylor Sheridan Confirms ‘Shut-Ended’ Yellowstone Spinoff Was Principally a Restricted Sequence


Any 1883 viewers who are eagerly awaiting another 10 episodes in the life of the post-Civil Warfare-period Duttons will be waiting a long time, the series creator says in a new interview.

“I created this peek through time to show you this one specific journey,” Taylor Sheridan tells our sister website Deadline. “I’m not someone who likes to tie everything up in a bow and explain how everyone lived happily ever after, or didn’t.”

He adds: “On to the next peek through the window,” a reference to the Yellowstone franchise’s not too long ago announced 1932 prequel spinoff, which will move forward a number of many years and follow the Dutton family throughout the Nice Despair.

1883, “for me, as a storyteller it feels close-ended,” the EP also said. (*2*)

The prequel’s finale, which started streaming Sunday on Paramount+, definitely felt like a series ending. [Spoiler Alert!] James and Margaret Dutton’s teen daughter, Elsa, succumbed to an contaminated arrow wound she obtained the episode before. Pinkerton agent Shea Brennan reached the West Coast, just like he’d promised his dying spouse, and killed himself as he sat on the sand. A flash-ahead at the end of the hour showed members of the wagon prepare — like Noemi, Thomas and Josef — placing down stakes on their new land. (Learn a full recap, and then hear what series stars Religion Hill and Tim McGraw had to say about the intestine-wrenching episode.)

Although the finale did not give us an update on how the Duttons were doing a year after they arrived in Montana, a earlier flashback on Yellowstone revealed that Margaret and James were still alive and married in the year 1893, and they’d had another son — Spencer — in the interim.

Lending more credence to the probability that 1883 is not getting a Season 2: Throughout ViacomCBS’ Buyers’ Day presentation in February, Paramount+ cryptically teased that there’d be “more” of the hit spinoff, but stopped quick of ordering a second season.

How do you feel about 1883 being a restricted series? Had been you trying ahead to a full Season 2? Hit the comments with your thoughts!

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