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Sam Elliott is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cowboy actors. One of his most recent projects, Shea Brennan in 1883, was right up his alley. He truly brought the character to life in a way that no one else could’ve. As a result, many fans got attached to him throughout the show, and his tragic end left viewers wanting more.

In a recent interview with Variety, Elliott discussed the end of 1883 and his time on the show. “It wasn’t a big stretch for me, because I was so familiar with the genre,” he said. “That said, I went places I had never gone before in that genre. I think that’s probably because so much of the character was internalized.”

Elliott went on to say that he was sad to see the series end. “I would have liked to have that wagon train go to Canada by [the time production wrapped] and just stay with it,” he revealed. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, it came to an abrupt and heartbreaking end.

Just because the story ended doesn’t mean there’s no more to tell. “My thought was, ‘Let’s do a prequel of this.’ Where was LaMonica? Where were those two guys? Pick it up after the war, when they were Pinkertons. There’s plenty of stuff to do,” Elliott stated. Shea Brennan and LaMonica Garrett’s character Thomas had plenty of history. They fought in the Civil War together, they hunted criminals with the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and they guided people West. There’s so much story to tell.

“When you get an opportunity to take a relationship all the way through a project, it just enriches it all the way along. Not only what’s on the page, but all the company that comes with it. Working with LaMonica is… it’s special. It’s very special,” Elliott explained.

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