The Yellowstone Universe Has Added Harrison Ford And Helen Mirren As New Prequel Details Are Revealed

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Holy moley, Han Solo is joining the Yellowstone universe! Okay, so things aren’t quite so over the top, but it is very legitimate news that Harrison Ford himself will be joined by the Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren for Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming streaming drama 1932. That’s still a working title, but with Ford and Mirren heading up this cast, it could be called Bippity Boopity and everybody with a Paramount+ subscription would still turn out in droves.

As a distant follow-up to 1883, which boasted Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as the spearheaders of the Dutton’s Paradise Valley ranch at the heart of Yellowstone, the 1932 prequel will introduce fans to a wholly new generation within this drama-fueled family tree. Interestingly enough, the announcement from Paramount+ did not divulge the character names for either Harrison Ford or Helen Mirren’s characters, which plays into the idea that viewers haven’t ever heard of these ancestors yet. It’s a detail that McGraw himself talked about in the Yellowstone Season 4 DVD release, although it was unclear how legitimate that was at the time.

While fans have had a notion of what to expect from 1932, based mostly on what 1883 delivered in terms of time-specific details, the new announcement also dropped some specific references with its general synopsis, as seen below:

The next Yellowstone origin story will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and 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.


Harrison Ford interestingly only just recently signed on for his first starring role on the small screen, as he’s set to star in the Apple TV+ project Shrinking, as created by Jason Segel and Ted Lasso’s Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein. On the flip side, Helen Mirren is no stranger to TV, thanks in part to her long-lasting ties to Prime Suspect’s Jane Tennison, as well as miniseries where she portrayed Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great. They’ll both bring the excellence no matter what, especially with Taylor Sheridan penning the scripts, assuming he does.

Yellowstone Season 5 just went into production this week, so fans can expect to see that later this year at some point, possibly with Jefferson White’s 6666 spinoff dropping on Paramount+ before then. 


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