1883: Season 1

1883: Season 1

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Sam Elliott leads this spinoff series to Taylor Sheridan's hit western Yellowstone, following the Dutton family in the late 19th Century as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America.

2021Rating: TV-MAUSA101 Studios, The Linson Company, Bosque Ranch Productions, MTV Entertainment Studios
AdventureDramaWestern

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

1883

The Dutton family embarks on a journey west through the... More last bastion of untamed America. James arrives in Texas, where he and his family prepare to make their way through The Great Plains in search of a new home and the promise of opportunity.

EPISODE 1.2

Behind Us, A Cliff

Thomas and Shea recruit James and some local cowboys to... More corral a herd of cattle. As they begin their journey, the caravan is confronted with some of the many dangers they will face along the way.

EPISODE 1.3

River

James butts heads with Shea and Thomas about an important... More decision. Tensions rise in camp when an accusation is made. Elsa begins a flirtation with a cowboy.

EPISODE 1.4

The Crossing

The group faces the harrowing task of crossing the river... More with their wagons and supplies. Thomas and Noemi grow closer.

EPISODE 1.5

The Fangs of Freedom

Shea and Thomas cope with the aftermath of the river... More crossing, but there is little time to grieve and no shortage of challenges ahead. Elsa and Ennis share a romantic moment.

EPISODE 1.6

Boring The Devil

Shea helps Elsa cope with her loss. The group crosses... More another river and prepares to enter Indian territory. Thomas buys Noemi a gift.

EPISODE 1.7

Lightning Yellow Hair

Elsa makes an unlikely friend. The group faces a harrowing... More challenge from mother nature. The camp searches for one of their own.

EPISODE 1.8

The Weep of Surrender

Elsa makes a big decision. Shea faces doubts as winter... More looms.

EPISODE 1.9

Racing Clouds

A misunderstanding leads to a battle with serious consequences.

EPISODE 1.10

This Is Not Your Heaven

James and Margaret face a heavy decision. Shea and Thomas... More take bold action to help one of their own.

1883: Season 1 | Reviews

87%23 reviews

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

I can't emphasise enough how much unearned credibility the series gets from Elliott's performance.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Taylor Sheridan's prequel series offers an unflinching look at the beginnings of Yellowstone's Dutton family.

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Variety

Variety

1883 has the characters, the scope, and the vision to become an exciting new chapter of the Yellowstone franchise, as well as a rare example of a spin-off that never feels beholden to its source material.

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CNN

CNN

For fans of westerns, 1883 certainly looks like the real deal, coming from Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan and featuring Sam Elliott as a gnarled cowboy. The execution, however, feels stale.

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Decider

Decider

We're concerned about the pacing of 1883 and how it depicts Indigenous people, but the story is compelling, and Sam Elliott's multi-layered lead performance is more than enough to keep us interested.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Strap down your Stetson, 'cause it's a grim, bumpy ride... This isn't just the Duttons' traumatic origin story; in many ways, it's the American West's, too.

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New York Post

New York Post

Hits all the right notes as an absorbing piece of fiction.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

An opportunity to disrupt present-day comprehension of a transformative period in U.S. history is wasted on yet another narrative from the point of view of white settlers.

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The Age

The Age

It is a beautifully produced ode to grim nation building and the initial episodes are uncompromising and compelling.

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