1923 season 2 is set to conclude the Yellowstone spinoff show as the franchise faces a major overhaul. The prequel series follows Jacob (Harrison Ford) and Cara Dutton’s (Helen Mirren) effort to protect the Yellowstone ranch from desperate ranchers and wealthy businessmen who wish to seize control and exploit the expansive land. 1923 was positioned as a two-season show when it first premiered, but in the age of constant extensions and reboots, it wasn’t clear if the spinoff could continue beyond its initial story.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter on a cast panel, Brandon Sklenar, who plays Spencer Dutton, explains 1923 will definitely end with season 2. When asked if the Yellowstone prequel has a future season 3 and beyond, Sklenar calls the series “limited,” closing the door on any questions regarding the show’s continuation. Read what the actor says below:
“No, no, it’s bookend. It’s still limited, but I think of it as one piece — there’s just a split in the middle, but it’s all one piece. It will conclude.”
What’s Next In The Yellowstone Franchise After 1923 Ends
Although 1923‘s future is certain, the Yellowstone franchise has faced recent turmoil due to Kevin Costner’s key role in the main series, leaving many to wonder what’s to come. The Dances with Wolves star has since committed to his upcoming epic Western passion project Horizon, delaying production on the final six episodes of Yellowstone season 5. Earlier this month, Paramount has confirmed Yellowstone will end with season 5.
However, creator Taylor Sheridan continues to expand his Yellowstone universe with multiple projects set for the future. Yellowstone‘s first prequel series 1883 will receive its own spinoff starring David Oyelowo as legendary peace officer Bass Reeves. Yellowstone is also to get a present day spinoff titled 6666 focused on criminal-turned-ranch hand Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) and his time at the Four Sixes ranch.
In the wake of Costner’s exit from Yellowstone and its unexpected conclusion with season 5, Paramount confirmed a sequel series with Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. Cast and story details regarding the show have yet to be revealed. With Sheridan busy planning the future of Yellowstone and the WGA writers strike in full swing, it may be some time before 1923 or any other franchise projects hit consumers.