You can thank producer and director Taylor Sheridan for many things. On top of Cowboy Hat and Carter vests doing well again, he brought home one of the most beloved series to hit the screens in years. Yellowstone introduces Dutton and his daily struggles on his Montana farm. The series stars Kevin Costner, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly and more and returns for its fifth season in November. On top of Sheridan’s success with Yellowstone, he presented one in 1883 and another in 1923. Two dates to older members of the Dutton family and their surnames reflect how they ran different aspects of the time frame. The latter project is still developing and has another great talent on board.
According to Deadline, the prequel to Yellowstone, 1923, added Sebastian Roach to the cast. He joins a cast that includes Hollywood heavyweights Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. This series will be the second in which the Dutton family deals with the old version, facing obstacles such as plague, prohibition, drought and the Great Depression. While the details of Roach’s character are unknown, he seems to be a perfect fit as the opposing force to Harrison Ford’s Dutton. Two of them and Mirren are the only three cast members announced on the series’ page on IMDb.
Sebastian Roach has been in Hollywood since the mid-1980s, and you can bet you’ve seen him on at least one of your favourite TV series in the last four decades. He has appeared in Sex and the City, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Criminal Minds, 24, NCIS: Los Angeles, General Hospital, The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural. Her most recent appearances were on The CW’s Batwoman, The Man in the High Castle, and The Originals, reprising her previous role on The Vampire Diaries. While her name may not be as flashy as her Yellowstone prequel co-stars, she has years of TV experience, something Ford and Mirren lack. Don’t be surprised if this is the most unexpected high point of 1923.
The debut and success of 1883 showed that the Dutton family could succeed without Kevin Costner (although they used their heavy hitters Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill). Demonstrate the potential of a franchise that can grow for years to come. With his second Yellowstone son due in December, he’s establishing himself as the next Dick Wolf (who has been the mastermind behind Law & Order and all its branches for the past 30 years). Time will tell if Yellowstone has that kind of staying power.
However, with names like Kevin Costner, Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Sam Elliott, and now Sebastian Roach, it’s clear that Hollywood’s star power certainly believes in their creativity. What followed World War II once Dutton faced the Great Depression? Civil war?