Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton and Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton in 1923.
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1923 Fans Just Got A Promising Filming Update For Season 2

Sounds like Spencer Dutton does, indeed, finally make it to Montana, folks.

by Kaitlin Kimont
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The Dutton family drama is far from over, folks. With the highly dramatic, cliff-hanging finale of 1923 Season 1 behind us, fans of the Yellowstone prequel series are already itching for more episodes — and Paramount+ and creator Taylor Sheridan are ready to deliver. While a release date and plot details still aren’t confirmed, we’ve gotten a few promising updates. Here’s everything we know so far about 1923 Season 2.

Note: Spoilers for 1923 Season 1 are ahead.

Will 1923 return for Season 2?

Yes! Paramount+ announced last February that 1923 has indeed been renewed for Season 2 and will return to Paramount+ in the near future. “There are more stories to tell… #1923TV will return for a second season,” the network revealed on Instagram.

When will 1923 Season 2 premiere?

The release date for Season 2 of 1923 has still not been announced, but Brandon Sklenar, who plays Spencer Dutton in the series, did reveal that filming is happening.

Speaking with Fox News at the Golden Globes in January, the actor said they were “about to start” filming the final episodes of the season. “I will [get to film with my 1923 co-stars] in the last eight episodes that we’re about to start. ... It’s happening, I’m excited, I’m stoked.”

In February, Julia Schlaepfer, who plays Spencer’s wife Alexandra, got 1923 fans very excited when she posted a bunch of photos on Instagram that appeared to be taken in Montana, where much of the show has been filmed. “I hope all of these pics of you in the mountains means there are some new episodes coming out soon,” one fan commented. “I need to see you reuniting in Bozeman with Spencer,” another wrote. “So I guess she makes it to Montana after all!!” one more said.

Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton and Julia Schlaepfer as Alexandra in Season 1 of 1923. Emerson Miller/Paramount+

How many episodes will be in 1923 Season 2?

As with Season 1, the second season of 1923 will also include eight episodes. And we can most likely expect each one to be an hour-long mini movie, as Sheridan intended. “He’s produced a work of incredible ambition, scale, scope [and] cinematic ambition. Taylor thinks of each of these episodes as a one-hour movie,” Harrison Ford, who plays Jacob Dutton in 1923, told The Hollywood Reporter in December 2022. “And that’s the product that we’re getting.”

Will the same 1923 cast return for Season 2?

The Season 1 finale appeared to hint that much of the ensemble cast (excluding John Sr. and Emma Dutton) will make it into 1923 Season 2, which will likely include:

  • Harrison Ford as patriarch Jacob Dutton
  • Helen Mirren as matriarch Cara Dutton
  • Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
  • Julia Schlaepfer as Spencer’s wife Alexandra
  • Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
  • Michelle Randolph as Jack’s wife Elizabeth
  • Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
  • Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
Aminah Nieves as Teonna and Michael Greyeyes as Hank in the first season of 1923 on Paramount+. Christopher Saunders/Paramount+

What is the plot of 1923 Season 2?

No concrete details have been released yet, but 1923 Season 1 ended on a number of cliffhangers. Spencer was last seen on a dinghy, still so far from Montana, as he was being removed from RMS Majestic ocean liner en route to London. Stuck on the ship, Alex vowed to meet him in Bozeman. And it sounds like Spender does, indeed make it to Montana based on Sklenar’s latest update about filming with the rest of the cast. Helen Mirren, who plays Cara Dutton, confirmed as much. “I think Spencer’s gonna show up pretty quickly,” Mirren told Deadline last February. “I got the sense that Taylor was really imaginatively attracted to Spencer’s adventures, which were great for the audience, I thought. He made a great storyline, which was really beautiful to watch. I hope Spencer comes home soon, though. I dunno how many more letters I’ve got in me.”

Elsewhere in the family, Jack and Elizabeth suffered a devastating miscarriage. As for Teonna, after finally reuniting with her father, they are heading south to Wyoming, along with Hank’s son, Pete. And teamed up with Scottish sheepherder Banner Creighton, wealthy business tycoon Donald Whitfield informs Jacob and Cara he paid the property taxes on the Yellowstone ranch, putting ownership of the Dutton family’s land at risk.

Where can you watch 1923?

While several seasons of Yellowstone are also on Peacock, 1923 is only available to stream on Paramount+. But don’t worry, all eight episodes from Season 1 can be watched right now and as many times you as need until Season 2 premieres.

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