“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!