Friday, April 12, 2024

“Yellowstone” Gets a Superstar Prequel with Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren Starring in “1932” as…Kevin Costner’s Grandparents?


“Yellowstone” is producing prequels by the dozen.

The hit Paramount TV series created by Taylor Sheridan starring Kevin Costner has already instigated “1883.”

Now comes a superstar prequel: “1932” starring marquee names Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. No character info yet, but they could be the grandparents of Costner’s John Dutton. Who knows? The show’s official description is: “1932 introduces a new generation of the Dutton family and will explore 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.”

Paramount is clearly willing to spend some money on “1932” because Ford and Mirren are MOVIE STARS. Thus, “1932” will be shown on subscription service Paramount Plus and not on the free Paramount Channel on cable.

With Mirren and Ford lined up, they’re going to have to get some top notch actors in supporting roles. They should really get Matthew Modine in there to play John Dutton’s father, Ford’s son. Or something.

And what’s next? “Yellowstone” the musical!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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