After keeping the audiences hooked through eight episodes, the first season of 1923 has come to an end. The Yellowstone prequel, which premiered in late 2022, has been able to carve a niche of its own as it followed the struggles of a generation of the Dutton family through the most difficult decade of recent history.
While Yellowstone is already in its fifth season, its prequel 1883 turned out to be a limited series featuring one season only. Fans are now wondering if 1923 will also follow the trend or if it will return for another season. Read on to find out.
Will 1923 Return with Season 2?
Yes, 1923 will surely return with its second season on Paramount+ as the show has been renewed. The renewal was announced in February 2023, shortly before the first season finale. Much like the first installment, the second season will feature eight episodes.
The quick renewal of the show is attributed to its huge ratings. The debut episode of the series ended up becoming the most-watched premiere in the history of Paramount+, garnering over 7.4 million views. The viewership remained consistent over the season, making the show a massive success for the streaming platform.
As for the potential release date for the second season, it is expected to premiere sometime in late 2023 or early 2024. The filming for the first season began in August 2022, and the show debuted just three months later.
Now, some reports are also suggesting that the second season could go on floors as early as spring 2023, which would set its release date to the second half of the year. However, the official confirmation is awaited from Paramount.
1923 Season 2 Expected Storyline
While the official synopsis of the second season is not available yet, it is expected to follow Spencer and how the events of the first season finale impacted him. Talking about his character’s journey in the second season, actor Brandon Sklenar revealed, “When we see him again, he’s going to be a different Spencer, a different kind of guy.”
“Because the amount of guilt and shame that he’s already dealing with from the war and not having seen his family for so long. He’s already processing all that, and now he ultimately blames himself for what went down. Arthur’s dead, he may never see Alex again. He’s now even further from his family,” Sklenar added.
1923 Season 2 Star Cast
Much of the main cast is expected to reprise their roles in the second season. The cast will include Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton, Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton, Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud, Darren Mann as Jack Dutton, and Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Strafford.
1923 season 2 will also star Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater, Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell, Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton, and Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield. While actors playing Catherine Walsh, Kagiso, Bob Strafford, John Dutton Sr., Sister Mary, and Emma Dutton would not return as their characters died in the first season.
All episodes of 1923 season 1 are streaming on Paramount+. Stay tuned for more news and updates.