‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off ‘1883’ Gives Intense Look at Thomas Actor LaMonica Garrett

by Leanne Stahulak

The season premiere of “1883,” the “Yellowstone” spin-off series, is right around the corner. And we can’t wait to see stars like LaMonica Garrett up on our screens.

Garrett will play Thomas on the show, the right-hand man to Sam Elliott’s character Shea Brennan. Brennan is reportedly a Pinkerton Agent leading a wagon train column out west. And joining that wagon train column? None other than James and Margaret Dutton, played by Tim McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill.

But the official “1883” Instagram account chose to highlight Garrett’s character in a recent post. They introduced Thomas and posted an intense picture of him in full unfirm.

While we don’t know much about Garrett’s character at this point in time, we know he must be pretty serious if he’s partnered up with Sam Elliott. We’ll have to wait and see if he’ll be a friend or foe with the Duttons, who look like they get up to some trouble on the road out west.

‘1883’ Star LaMonica Garrett Shares What It was Like Filming the Show

Earlier this month, “1883” star LaMonica Garrett posted an extended trailer for the new show on his Instagram page. In the caption of the post, he opened up a bit about what it was like filming the old-time western drama.

“@1883official Extended Teaser. Today, the cast and crew saw the 1st 2 episodes at a theater in town. Words can’t describe how proud and grateful I am to be a part of this epic journey in storytelling,” Garrett begins in his caption.

“The undertaking that goes into putting together a television event like this is massive,” he said. “Traveling state to state, city to city [with] 400+ cast and crew, a heard of 60+ cattle, horses, 26 wagons, etc. Filming primarily outside in the harshest weather conditions from Texas summers to Montana winters.”

Other cast members have discussed the realistic conditions that the cast endured to stay in character while filming. While the process may have been uncomfortable at times, it was worth it to see the most authentic, genuine kind of show possible.

“It’s as difficult as it is ambitious. There’s a reason why these types of productions aren’t attempted much in television. But what I saw on that screen today was truly beautiful. Can’t wait for the Dec. 19th Premiere night. #1883tv A #yellowstonetv Origin story,” Garrett concluded in his caption.

Make sure you catch “1883” on Paramount Plus on Dec. 19. It will air exclusively on the streaming service, not on the Paramount Network cable channel like “Yellowstone.”