with the Yellowstone prefix 1923 streaming now Paramount +Many fans of the hugely popular franchise have begun trying to piece together the intricate connections that make up the Dutton family tree, specifically in terms of how the current family led by John Dutton III, played by Kevin Costner on Yellowstone, contacts Jacob Dutton, played by Harrison Ford in 1923. Fans thought they’d picked things up with Jacob’s nephew, John Dutton Sr., supposedly John’s grandfather, but last week’s episode saw the character die in the tragic shootout. With the prequel offered so far only that John and his wife Emma have one son, Jack, the family tree may be in question, and it turns out that James Badge Dale, who plays John Dutton Sr., himself isn’t entirely clear on the family tree.
talk with Hollywood ReporterDale admitted that they needed a flowchart to track and that even he isn’t entirely clear on the tree, which could change depending on what series creator Taylor Sheridan planned.
Dale said, “I don’t know the tree. We need a flowchart. I saw it on the Internet, when people tried to create it.” I don’t know if it is accurate or not. And that’s the thing, this is Taylor’s world. We can say one thing or think one thing and Taylor can decide another and we’ll watch 1942 and realize it’s a little different and he’ll change it.”
Could Spencer be John Dutton’s grandfather?
It is not impossible that Spencer Dutton is actually John Dutton’s grandfather. At the end of the last episode in 1923, Cara Dutton (Helen Mirren) books Spencer in Africa and tells him about his brother’s death and the possible death of his uncle, and tells him he needs to go home. With Jack’s fiancée also seriously wounded – shot in the abdomen – it seems likely that the next generation of Duttons will come from Spencer and his new fiancée Alex, possibly with their son John being named in honor of Spencer’s brother.
What is the 1923 About?
1923, the next installment in the Dutton family origin story, will introduce a new generation of Duttons led by patriarch Jacob (Ford) and mothers Kara (Merryn). The series will explore the early 20th century when pandemics, a historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plagued the Mountain West, and the Duttons who call it home.
In addition to Ford 1923 Also stars Helen Mirren, Darren Mann (“Animal Kingdom”), Michelle Randolph (“Snow White Christmas”), James Badge Dale (“Hightown”), Marley Shelton (“Scream”), and Brian Geraghty (“Big Sky”) and Amina Nieves (“Blueberry”) and Jerome Flynn (“Game of Thrones”).
1923 Streaming now on Paramount+.