Yellowstone‘s new prequel Y:1883 has started production in Fort Worth! The town will factor heavily into the show, as that is where the Dutton family originated. The show will explore what life was like for frontiersmen over 100 years ago.
The Fort Worth City Council authorized temporary street closures in the Stockyards area in North Fort Worth from Sept. 1-17 for filming and production. The closed sections will be transformed to look like the year 1883, with street lights removed and dirt in the roadways. The closures will also allow for equipment loading, unloading, and staging.
1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey West through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana. Elliott is set to play Shea Brennan, a tough-as-nails, handsome cowboy with immense sadness in his past. He has the herculean task of guiding a group from Texas to Montana, and he does not suffer fools. McGraw and Hill will portray James and Margaret Dutton, the respective patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family. Additional cast to be announced.