Yellowstone prequel comes in guns blazing in new trailer for 1883


Violence runs rampant in the new trailer for Yellowstone prequel, 1883, which was released by Paramount+ on Friday.

Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the violent and bloody teaser for the wild frontier origin story. 

The upcoming series is centered on a family traveling through the American West as they make their way towards Montana in search of a better future.

Prequel: Violence runs rampant in the new trailer for Yellowstone prequel, 1883, which was released by Paramount+ on Friday

Prequel: Violence runs rampant in the new trailer for Yellowstone prequel, 1883, which was released by Paramount+ on Friday

The trailer begins with guns being fired from horseback in an old fashioned, bloody shootout as Tim McGraw defends his home. 

‘So y’all just sit and watch?’ McGraw quips to Sam Elliott. He replies: ‘You looked like you had it figured.’ 

McGraw and real life wife Faith Hill play James and Margaret Dutton in the high-profile project, which will focus on the Dutton family heading west as settlers headed for Montana. 

‘Whatever you sellin’ I ain’t buyin’,’ a grizzled and dirty faced Tim McGraw tells Sam Elliott’s character when he asks for a word at the start of the clip.    

Lawless: The trailer begins with guns being fired from horseback in an old fashioned, bloody shootout as Tim McGraw defends his home

Lawless: The trailer begins with guns being fired from horseback in an old fashioned, bloody shootout as Tim McGraw defends his home

'So y'all just sit and watch?' McGraw quips to Sam Elliott. He replies: 'You looked like you had it figured.'

'So y'all just sit and watch?' McGraw quips to Sam Elliott. He replies: 'You looked like you had it figured.'

‘So y’all just sit and watch?’ McGraw quips to Sam Elliott. He replies: ‘You looked like you had it figured.’

A-list: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the violent and bloody teaser for the wild frontier origin story

A-list: Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the violent and bloody teaser for the wild frontier origin story

The Dutton’s along with their young son and daughter Elsa, played by Isabel May, fight for their lives while on the trail with a caravan of pioneers. 

‘My family’s meeting me here tonight and we’re heading north, and we’ll keep heading north till I find a country that’s worth the journey,’ McGraw says.

‘This journey will be dangerous all the way to Oregon,’ Elliott tells his men.

Meanwhile, violence is abound in the trailer as the Dutton family embarks on the treacherous journey.  

Plot: McGraw and real life wife Faith Hill play James and Margaret Dutton in the high-profile project, which will focus on the Dutton family heading west as settlers headed for Montana

Plot: McGraw and real life wife Faith Hill play James and Margaret Dutton in the high-profile project, which will focus on the Dutton family heading west as settlers headed for Montana

'Whatever you sellin' I ain't buyin',' a grizzled and dirty faced Tim McGraw tells Sam Elliott's character when he asks for a word at the start of the clip

‘Whatever you sellin’ I ain’t buyin’,’ a grizzled and dirty faced Tim McGraw tells Sam Elliott’s character when he asks for a word at the start of the clip

Newcomer: The Dutton's along with their young son and daughter Elsa, played by Isabel May, fight for their lives while on the trail with a caravan of pioneers

Newcomer: The Dutton’s along with their young son and daughter Elsa, played by Isabel May, fight for their lives while on the trail with a caravan of pioneers

‘You can police yourselves or I can do it,’ says Elliott to a group of hard faced men.

Elliott will play the role of grizzled cowboy Shea Brennan, who leads a group on the journey from Texas to Montana. 

Brennan is seen wearing a sheriff’s badge and beating on outlaws in the clip.

The program serves as a spin-off from the drama series Yellowstone, and it is set to make its debut on the streaming service later this month.

'My family's meeting me here tonight and we're heading north, and we'll keep heading north till I find a country that's worth the journey,' McGraw says

‘My family’s meeting me here tonight and we’re heading north, and we’ll keep heading north till I find a country that’s worth the journey,’ McGraw says

'This journey will be dangerous all the way to Oregon,' Elliott tells his men

‘This journey will be dangerous all the way to Oregon,’ Elliott tells his men

Trouble: Violent clashes with natives crop up several times in the trailer

Trouble: Violent clashes with natives crop up several times in the trailer

Terrifying: Violence is abound in the trailer as the Dutton family embarks on the treacherous journey

Terrifying: Violence is abound in the trailer as the Dutton family embarks on the treacherous journey

The logline reads in part: ‘1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.’ 

The project was greenlit after the original series’ creator, Taylor Sheridan, signed a deal with ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group in order to work on several new shows.  

Hill, 53, previously said in a statement that she was ‘humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team,’ according to Deadline.

The logline reads in part: '1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.'

The logline reads in part: ‘1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.’

Incredible! Authentic looking old American pioneer towns serve as the backdrop for the Paramount+ project

Incredible! Authentic looking old American pioneer towns serve as the backdrop for the Paramount+ project

Inspiration: The series is a prequel to the hit Kevin Costner show, Yellowstone, about the origin of his Dutton clan

Inspiration: The series is a prequel to the hit Kevin Costner show, Yellowstone, about the origin of his Dutton clan

Incredible: Hill, 53, previously said in a statement that she was 'humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team,' according to Deadline

Incredible: Hill, 53, previously said in a statement that she was ‘humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team,’ according to Deadline 

‘This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life.’ 

‘The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself. It’s all there, in 1883, and I’m honored to be a part of it,’ added Elliott.

MTV Entertainment Group President/CEO Chris McCarthy opened up about the evolution of the new project.

‘Yellowstone is a massive hit show with tens of millions of fans,’ he said. ‘With 1883, we are taking those fans back to the origin story, and in the process, turning the Yellowstone world into a global hit franchise to fuel the growth of Paramount+.’

'This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life.'

‘This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life.’

In charge: Elliott will play the role of grizzled cowboy Shea Brennan, who leads a group on the journey from Texas to Montana

In charge: Elliott will play the role of grizzled cowboy Shea Brennan, who leads a group on the journey from Texas to Montana

Producer David Glasser said of the series, 'We are thrilled to have Academy Award nominee and acting legend Sam and hugely talented, award-winning artists Faith and Tim all join the Taylor Sheridan universe.'

Producer David Glasser said of the series, ‘We are thrilled to have Academy Award nominee and acting legend Sam and hugely talented, award-winning artists Faith and Tim all join the Taylor Sheridan universe.’

'The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself. It's all there, in 1883, and I'm honored to be a part of it,' added Elliott.

‘The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself. It’s all there, in 1883, and I’m honored to be a part of it,’ added Elliott.

Producer David Glasser said of the series, ‘We are thrilled to have Academy Award nominee and acting legend Sam and hugely talented, award-winning artists Faith and Tim all join the Taylor Sheridan universe.’

He continued: ‘Taylor’s proven his immense capability of creating captivating characters and immersive worlds and there’s no exception here with 1883 and Sam, Faith and Tim’s characters. We are looking forward to this further expansion of the world of Yellowstone and bringing it to audiences everywhere.’

1883 is currently set to be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service on December 19th.  

Family time: In real life, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill - who are also both country music sensations - have been married since 1996

Family time: In real life, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – who are also both country music sensations – have been married since 1996

Tune in: 1883 is currently set to be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service on December 19th

Tune in: 1883 is currently set to be made available on the Paramount+ streaming service on December 19th

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