The Yellowstone galaxy just got bigger

The Yellowstone galaxy just got bigger

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren hop on board prequel, 1932

Harrison Ford is set to enter a very different galaxy.

The Star Wars franchise star is joining the rapidly growing Yellowstone universe in another prequel, tentatively titled 1932. 

Ford will star alongside Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, who comes from a wholly different universe, after her turn in the most recent Fast and Furious film.

1932 will sit squarely between Paramount’s first Yellowstone spinoff prequel, 1883, and the original series.

Yellowstone: the story so far

Yellowstone launched in 2018 to critical and audience acclaim. It deals with a family of ranchers, the Duttons, who own a huge swath of land (enough to surround an indigenous people’s reservation) and all the trials and tribulations family patriarch John Dutton (Kevin Costner) must undergo to maintain control of the property. We’ve described it as “The Godfather on horseback.”

It was followed by 1883, a one-and-done limited series which told the story of how the Dutton family came to arrive in Montana. The show, which starred Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as John Dutton’s great grandparents, was successful enough that Paramount Plus decided to fill in the decades-wide gap with 1932.

Yellowstone: the story so 1932: here’s what we know

As for what 1932 will deal with, Paramount Plus says it will explore, “the early twentieth 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.”

Details about Ford’s and Mirren’s roles were not shared, though it’s possible Ford could be playing be playing a grown-up version of John Dutton I, who was but a child in 1883 – though he might be a tad too old for that role. Ford and Mirren previously starred together in 1986’s Mosquito Coast.

Like the rest of the Yellowstone franchise, 1932 comes from the mind of show-creator Taylor Sheridan. The show is set to air on Paramount Plus in December.

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