Here’s A First Look At Tim McGraw As James Dutton From Filming Of Upcoming ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1883’

Tim McGraw is currently in full-on production mode for his upcoming appearance in a Yellowstone Prequel.

The country superstar, who is currently filming the Yellowstone Prequel 1883 in Texas, was spotted on August 31 by fans on set in Granbury, Texas, just outside of Fort Worth. In addition to seeing McGraw in full James Dutton costume, his co-star Sam Elliott was also spotted. However, McGraw’s wife Faith Hill, who will also appear in the film, was not seen as of yet.

In a clip, shared by TikTok user @CasieGreer, McGraw is seen getting into a car leaving the set as he waved to fans that watched from afar. 

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1883 is a prequel to the Paramount network hit series Yellowstone, and will premiere on December 19.

Created by Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is the highly anticipated prequel to the Emmy® nominated, Yellowstone. 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch Productions will serve as production partners on the series.

The prequel will follow 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 patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family, respectively. Additional cast to be announced.
 
“It all starts with the writing, and Taylor Sheridan is a brilliant writer,” Elliott said. “I think the western genre speaks clearly to both of us. The classic struggles of man against man, man against nature, and man against himself. It’s all there, in 1883, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
 
“This is truly a dream job,” McGraw said. “Taylor has found a way of storytelling that brilliantly creates these epic dramas and family sagas with so much depth and creativity.  The Duttons are tremendous characters and it’s so thrilling to be able to bring them to life.  As a kid growing up riding horses, you think about dream jobs like this and I am just so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew.”
 
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Faith Hill. “The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life. I am humbled and honored to work with Taylor and his entire team.”
 
“‘Yellowstone’ is a massive hit show with tens of millions of fans – with ‘1883,” we are taking those fans back to the origin story, and in the process, turning the ‘Yellowstone’ world into a global hit franchise to fuel the growth of Paramount+,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, MTV Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to have Sam, Tim and Faith as the stars of Taylor Sheridan’s new series exclusively for Paramount+ around the world.”
 
“We are thrilled to have Academy Award nominee and acting legend Sam and hugely talented, award-winning artists Faith and Tim all join the Taylor Sheridan universe,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios. “Taylor’s proven his immense capability of creating captivating characters and immersive worlds and there’s no exception here with 1883 and Sam, Faith and Tim’s characters. We are looking forward to this further expansion of the world of Yellowstone and bringing it to audiences everywhere.”

1883 will be executive produced by Taylor Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.

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