‘1883’: Here’s Where You’ve Seen New Cast Member Isabel May Before

by Keeli Parkey

Great news, “Yellowstone” fans! Production of the show’s prequel spinoff, “1883,” is underway. And, the new series from “Yellowstone” creator Taylor Sheridan has added another actress to its cast list.

According to Deadline, that actress is Isabel May. She has been cast in the role of Elsa. This character is the oldest daughter of John Dutton and Margaret Dutton. This soon-to-be-famous couple is played by the real-life famous couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

Elsa will provide viewers of “1883” with a window into the world of the Dutton family. The show will follow Elsa and she and her parents move from Texas to Montana on a wagon train. As fans of “Yellowstone” are aware, Montana is the home of the Dutton family in the popular Paramount Network drama.

If you tune in to watch “1883” – and why would you not? – chances are Elsa actress Isabel May will probably look familiar to you. According to IMDb, the 20-year-old Santa Monica, California, native has appeared in both television and in film.

From 2018 through 2020, May appeared in not one, but two, television shows. One was the Netflix series, “Alexa & Katie.” May appeared in 39 episodes as the character of Katie Cooper. This series followed two friends in high school as they deal with a cancer diagnosis. Actress Paris Berelc played the character of Alexa Mendoza.

Also during this time frame, this future “1883” star also made several appearances in “The Big Bang Theory” spinoff “Young Sheldon” on CBS. In this sitcom, Isabel May played the character of Veronica Duncan in nine episodes.

Isabel May Is Not the Only New Cast Member Joining the ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1883’

Isabel May has also appeared in films. In 2019, she played the character of Taylor in the film, “Let’s Scare Julie.” In 2020, she played Zoe Hull in “Run Hide Fight.”

In addition to her role in “1883,” May also has two other films in the works. They are “The Moon & Back” and “I Want You Back.”

Actress Isabel May is not the only new actor who has joined the cast of the “Yellowstone” prequel “1883.” The other is actor LaMonica Garrett.

He has been cast in the role of the right-hand man to Sam Elliott’s character, Pinkerton agent Shea Brennan. Garrett also has many roles to his credit. He has appeared in such television shows as “Delilah,” “Arrow,” DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Last Ship,” “Fantasy Island,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also appeared with Kiefer Sutherland in the “Designated Survivor” television series. The 46-year-old Garrett is also filming “The Terminal List” series. He will play the character of Commander Bill Box in the show. It is slated to be released during 2022.

“1883” is set to premiere on Dec. 19, 2021.