Just about every morsel of info the minds behind Yellowstone has given us about 1883 has been limited. It’s clear they’re playing their hands close to their chest.
But one thing that is also clear is that this is going to be a rough ride. That comes to no surprise when you consider how intense and dark Yellowstone gets. Now, 1883 has released its first poster and that sentiment has not changed.
“The #YellowstoneTV world is getting even bigger,” the caption reads. “Make sure you watch the season 4 premiere this Sunday at 8/7c for a first look at Taylor Sheridan’s new @paramountplus series 1883. #ParamountPlus#1883TV”
Before we get back to the photo, we might lose our mind at the prospect at getting a “first look” at 1883 while taking in the aftermath of Yellowstone Season 3’s finale. You can never have too much, but there’s going to be a lot to think about Sunday night.
First Reaction to ‘1883’ Poster
Let’s set the stage here and start by addressing the time and place. Obviously, a meadow in the western United States and the 1800s, but those details make a smoking wagon all the more interesting.
That’s a pretty large smoke plume coming out of the wagon. Whatever happened, it was on purpose. Plus, it’s clear that its a big enough fire that there’s no saving the wagon.
We’ve picked up that the show is about the journey to where the Dutton family ends up settling, but we have very little info on how they get there. Does this wagon belong to the Duttons? Or is this someone else getting ransacked and attacked?
As the minds of Yellowstone want, we have no clue. This poster certainly gets fans excited, but it also keeps us with that hunger for more.
However, Sam Elliott may have given us a lead. Go read Outsider talent Jon D.B.’s write-up of how the actor teases an early tragedy in the show.
Sam Elliott Talks ‘Yellowstone’ Spin-Off
If nothing else Yellowstone fans, be aware of what the actors of 1883 had to go through to get us this new spin-off.
In a recent interview with EW, Sam Elliott and Tim McGraw chatted about what filming the show was like. One of the key details? What it was like filming in authentic gear during hot months.
“The first month was brutal,” Sam Elliott said. “It was 100 degrees and not easy.”
We can’t doubt Elliott on that one. Texas in the summer is already a brutal heat, but throw in 1800s attire? You could probably introduce that as a weight-loss plan.
“It’s super dusty and super hot,” Tim McGraw added. “There’s no way around it. At the same time, it’s like every kid’s fantasy to do something like this, to put your chaps on, your cowboy hat, and your gun holsters every day. Then you get on a horse and try to survive this journey.”
McGraw finds that silver lining, and it was no doubt worth the work and sweat. When you lose yourself in a project, heat and other variables float to the back of your mind.