Fans of TV blockbuster Yellowstone are in for a treat after Paramount + released a preview of the upcoming prequel, 1923, starring Harrison Ford and Oscar winner Helen Mirren.
The official trailer, which lasts 90 seconds, promises high drama when the second part of Yellowstone’s origin story premieres on December 18 in the US and Canada, and the following day in the UK and Australia.
Created by actor and filmmaker Taylor Sheridan, “1923” is the next chapter in the story of the Dutton clan, introducing a new generation of the family led by patriarch Jacob (Ford) and matriarch Cara (Mirren).
According to a statement released by Paramount+, “the series explores the early twentieth century as pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression plague the mountain West and the Duttons who call it home.”
“Yellowstone,” which follows the life and drama of the modern-day Dutton family, owners of Montana’s largest ranch, has been a huge hit for Paramount+ and stars another movie star, Kevin Costner.
The highly anticipated “1923” follows the success of another “Yellowstone” spinoff, “1883,” starring real-life husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill alongside Sam Elliott. It tells the story of how a family came to own a Yellowstone ranch.
The Irish-accented Mirren, 77, who won an Oscar for her role in “The Queen” in 2006, appears to be a formidable opponent to those trying to take over her family’s land.
In one scene in the trailer, he warns, “Men kill quickly with a bullet or a noose. But the fight is with me, and I kill much more slowly.
Her on-screen husband Ford, 80, looks equally terrified, growling: “You’re attacking my family, that’s the last thing you’ll ever do.”
The show, which also stars former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton as the couple’s villainous “neighbor” Donald Whitfield, was originally to be titled “1932” but was remade to include the end of World War I and the start of Prohibition.