Westworld star Brandon Sklenar has been officially announced as the latest cast addition to 1923, the upcoming prequel series to Paramount Plus’s Yellowstone. Created by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan, the upcoming series will feature Sklenar alongside Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, among others.
First premiering on Paramount+ in 2018. Yellowstone follows the Dutton family, owners of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, the largest ranch in Montana. The series, whose fourth season recently concluded in January 2022, follows the Dutton family through both their internal family conflicts and the external conflicts that come from the national parks, developers, and Broken Rock Indian Reservation surrounding the Yellowstone on all sides. Yellowstone stars Kevin Costner as John Dutton, the widowed patriarch of the family, and Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, and Wes Bentley as John’s children, Kayce, Bethany, and Jamie Dutton.
1923, Sheridan’s new Yellowstone prequel, will “introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the Mountain West, and the Duttons who call it home”, per Variety. The new series will feature Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, the family patriarch, Marley Shelton (Manhunt) as Emma Dutton, Darren Mann (Animal Kingdom) as Jack Dutton, and James Badge Dale (World War Z) as John Dutton Sr.
What We Know About Brandon Sklenar in ‘1923’
Best known for his roles as Burt Reynolds on Paramount Plus’ The Offer (2022) and Henry on HBO Max’s Westworld (2016), Brandon Sklenar joins the cast of 1923 as Spencer Dutton, Jacob Dutton’s nephew and John Dutton Sr.’s brother who’s lived through the horrors of World War I. Sklenar will also be joined by Helen Mirren, Sebastian Roché, and Julia Schlaepfer, among others.
With 1923 having recently begun production in Montana, according to Deadline, the Yellowstone prequel is slated for release on Paramount Plus in December, following the November release of Yellowstone season 5. 1923 is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, and Bosque Ranch Productions; show creator Taylor Sheridan serves as an executive producer for the Paramount+ series alongside John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, and Ben Richardson.