‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off Reveals More New Cast Members And Major Plot Lines


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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A slew of new cast members are joining the upcoming “Yellowstone” spin-off “1923.”

As filming ramps up on the much-anticipated prequel to the “Yellowstone” universe, more and more names are being added to the cast who will be joining Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. The next folks heading up to Butte, Montana, will be Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves and Julia Schlaepfer, according to Variety.

Ford will be portraying Jacob Dutton, head of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch and brother to James Dutton, Variety continued. Mirren will stand alongside him as Cara Dutton, his wife. Mann is tipped to play Jack Dutton, the son to John Dutton Sr. and great nephew to Jacob Dutton.

Randolph’s character is Elizabeth Strafford, a “feisty and capable young woman set to marry into the Dutton family,” Variety continued. Dale is taking on the role of John Dutton Sr., eldest nephew and right-hand man of Jacob.

Shelton is also joining the ranks of the Dutton family as Emma, the wife of John Dutton Sr. and mother to Jack Dutton, Variety continued. Then we have the new ranch foreman, Zane, portrayed by Geraghty.

Of course, no installment of the a Taylor Sheridan show would be complete without a “politician,” portrayed by Schlaepfer, Variety reported. Rounding out the new cast announcements is Nieves, who will play Teonna Rainwater, a young woman residing at a government residential boarding school, but given her last name, there’s a strong chance she’s a close relative of Chief Thomas Rainwater. (RELATED: ‘Yellowstone’ Creator Casts Three Faces Many Viewers Have Seen For His New CIA Drama)

The next installment of the “Yellowstone” universe is just around the corner, hitting screens some time in December. The logline describes the plot as following the Dutton family through the early 20th century, “when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.”

It sounds safe to say that “1923” will be filled with as much tension, strife, and struggle as the absolutely epic “1883.” It sure has some big shoes to fill!