Yellowstone prequel 1883 The Bass Reeves Story potential release date, cast, plot

1883 spoilers follow.

Good news, Yellowstone fans! The Yellowstone the universe is expanding…again.

Thanks to the huge success of the flagship series, creator Taylor Sheridan was able to delve into the history of the Dutton family and explore their origins in two prequels, 1883 AND 1923.

One sec 1923 has already been renewed for a second season, there is no news on a second season 1883 since its debut last year. This isn’t too surprising given the unfortunate fate of many of the main characters, but it’s still a blow to die-hard fans nonetheless.

But that’s not all bad news. We may not see Elsa Dutton (Isabel May) and company again, but we’re getting it 1883 spin-off series set in the same era, titled 1883: The Bass Reeves Story.

Sounds good (and it’s based on a true story!), so join us here at Cyfrowy Spy when we tell you everything you need to know about it.

1883: The Bass Reeves Story Potential Release Date: When Will It Be?

Martin Sensmeier and Isabel May, 1883

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1883: The Bass Reeves Story began production in October 2022 and is still ongoing, so there’s a chance fans will be able to see the new series by the end of the year – though 2024 looks a bit more realistic.

1883: The Cast of Bass Reeves Story: Who’s in It?

David Ojelowo

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SelmaDavid Oyelowo will lead the entire cast as Bass Reeves, a true legendary lawman who was the first black Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi River.

Lauren E Banks will play Bass’ “strong and extremely loyal” wife, Jennie, and Demi Singleton (King Richard) will appear as the duo’s “precocious daughter”, Sally.

Other cast members include Dennis Quaid as Deputy U.S. Marshal Sherrill Lynn, Shea Whigham (Perry Mason) as the cruel and captivating Colonel George Reeves, Barry Pepper (Creed III) as commander of the 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles Esau Pierce and Forrest Goodluck (English) as a young Cherokee named Billy Crow.

Cole Hauser who plays Rip Wheeler Yellowstonehe also revealed that he will appear in the spin-off.

When the actor came to Yellowstone Season five premiere with a goatee, he said ET: “I’m changing it to you. This is about the role I played 1883,” although he was not prepared to reveal more details.

1883: The Bass Reeves Plot: What Will Happen?

Tim McGraw, Sam Elliott and Lamonica Garrett, 1883

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According to the official synopsis (via Diversity), the series will “bring the legendary lawman of the Wild West back to life.

“Reeves, known as the greatest frontier hero in American history, worked in the post-Reconstruction era as a federal peace officer in the Indian Territory, capturing over 3,000 of the most dangerous criminals without ever being injured.”

Reeves was born into slavery in 1838. He joined the U.S. Marshals in 1875 and was assigned to the Western District of Arkansas, which also had authority over Native Reservation territory.

When Oklahoma became a U.S. state in 1907, Reeves was relieved of his marshal duties, although he continued to serve in law enforcement until 1909, the year before his death.

1883: Bass Reeves Story Trailer: When Can I Watch It?

Considering the current stage of production, we will wait a bit. But rest assured, as soon as we hear about the trailer, you’ll be the first to know.

Yellowstone seasons 1-5, 1923 season 1 i 1883 season 1 is available to stream on Paramount+.

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