Fans of the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” are rejoicing over the exciting casting news on the show’s spinoff series “1883.”
In the unlikely event that you have not yet heard the awesome news, prepare yourself “Yellowstone” fans. Country music’s first couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will be playing the lead roles on the “Yellowstone” prequel.
Upon learning of the news, most “Yellowstone” fans broke into their happy dance in celebration. The news of the couple’s inclusion in the spinoff came as a complete surprise to practically everyone. McGraw and Hill will play James and Margaret Dutton, descendants of the “Yellowstone” Dutton family. The show will follow the Duttons as they “embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America,” according to Paramount Network Press Release.
Both country music superstars took to social media on Wednesday to share the exciting news with their fans. Both of them drew cheers from their fans, including a thumbs up from John Dutton himself, Kevin Costner. The “Yellowstone” leading man says “Welcome to the Ranch” in the comments of Hill’s Instagram post.
“Finally the day has come when I get to share some exciting news with you!” Faith Hill says in her post. “I will be playing Margaret Dutton, the original matriarch of the Dutton family in the Yellowstone prequel 1883. Just wait, you have never seen anything like this!”
‘Yellowstone’ Star Welcomes Country Couple
Along with the post, Hill shares a photo of the front page of the “1883” script. To say that fans are excited would be a vast understatement. Costner was one of the first commenters to welcome Faith Hill to the Dutton family among the thousands of comments. The John Dutton actor also welcomes Mcgraw into the “Yellowstone” family, writing “Dutton looks good on you” in the comments of his post.
“So excited I can finally share this,” the country superstar says. “I’m joining the Dutton family in the ‘Yellowstone’ prequel, ‘1883,’ coming to Paramount Plus! And my incredible wife, Faith Hill, will be playing Margaret Dutton!”
Like with Hill’s social media post, Kevin Costner is among the first commenters welcoming Tim McGraw.
Veteran actor Sam Elliott will be joining the country music couple in the “Yellowstone” prequel cast. Elliott will be playing tough-as-nails cowboy Shea Brennan on “1883.” The character is instrumental in guiding the Dutton family to Montana, where they would settle and begin building a cattle ranch empire.
While fans are excited about the upcoming prequel, they are equally excited about the new season of “Yellowstone” coming up. The series’ fourth season will premiere later this year in the fall.