The western drama 1883 aired its first season in 2021 on the Paramount Network. The prequel to the hit show Yellowstone starred Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill in the lead roles. The show was a huge success and was renewed for a second season in early 2022.
What Happened in Season 1?
Season 1 of 1883 followed the Dutton family as they embarked on a journey from Texas to Montana in search of a better future. It was set in the late 19th century and showed the hardships faced by settlers moving westward. The main characters were James and Margaret Dutton along with their daughter Elsa. Over the course of the season, they faced several obstacles including bandits, disease, and hostile Native Americans. The season ended tragically with the death of [Elsa] after being bitten by a snake.
What to Expect in Season 2
Not much is known yet about the plot of season 2. Since Elsa died at the end of season 1, she is unlikely to return. The show may focus more on James and Margaret as they continue their journey to settle in Montana. Some possibilities for season 2 include:
- Further conflicts with Native American tribes
- Building their homestead in Montana
- Growing their family and community
- Challenges of surviving the harsh Montana winters
There are also opportunities to showcase more of James’ backstory as a former soldier in the Civil War. Overall, season 2 will likely depict the Duttons working to build a life in Montana amidst continued hardship and adversity.
New Cast Members
Several new cast members have been announced for season 2. This includes Helen Mirren playing a new character, James’ mother. Having an acclaimed actress like Mirren join the show adds more star power to the cast. Other new actors in undisclosed roles include Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, and James Badge Dale. It will be exciting to see how these new characters fit into the story.
Scenic Montana Locations
A defining feature of 1883 is its beautiful cinematography of scenic locations. Season 1 was filmed primarily in Texas but some scenes were shot in Montana. Showrunner Taylor Sheridan has hinted that season 2 will feature more Montana backdrops. With mountain ranges, rivers, and forests as a backdrop, 1883 will continue to visually transport viewers to the 19th century American frontier.
The release date for 1883 season 2 has not yet been announced but is keenly anticipated by fans. With its captivating visuals and emotional storytelling, season 2 promises to be another dramatic journey into the origins of the Dutton family. Fans eagerly await more details on what lies ahead when the new season finally rides onto screens.