1923 Cast Interview: Yellowstone Prequel Series – Are the Duttons Inherently Violent?

1923 cast members Helen Mirren, Marley Shelton, James Badge Dale, Aminah Nieves, and Jennifer Ehle discuss the themes of Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone prequel series, including how violence haunts the Dutton dynasty to the show’s portrayal of indigenous reservation boarding schools.

The next installment of the Dutton family origin story, 1923 will introduce a new generation of Duttons led by patriarch Jacob (Harrison Ford) and matriarch Cara (Helen Mirren). The series will explore the early twentieth 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.

1923 also stars Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, Jerome Flynn, and Timothy Dalton.

In addition to the Dec. 18th premiere on Paramount+, Paramount Network will also host a linear airing of the 1923 debut episode, immediately following a new episode of Yellowstone, as a special simulcast event.

Violence has always haunted this family And followed us from the Scottish Highlands the slums of Dublin and Followed us here Doesn't follow We hunt it down We seek it [Music] I mean I I don't think that's the case Incidentally but certainly I think that The American West Um as it was Um conquered and created there was a Huge amount of violence connected to it And we were sort of we were protected From that for many years watching these Westerns that basically of course you'd Had you've had you'd have gun shootouts And so forth but but it was a very Romantic uh vision of of American History and I think the great thing that Taylor Sheridan is doing is really Casting a very cold and and piercing eye Upon American history Um of course he tells it in a very Dramatic form and there is a certainly a A an element of romance if you like in Involved in it because they are real People who fall in love who argue who Fight who separate men kill quick with a Bullet or a noose with their fight is With me And I kill much slower That's a really good I don't know if

It's a curse as much as um This willingness that this Ventress Um almost like they're conquesters right That there's and with that with that Conquest That Spirit of Conquest comes violence Right it's just part of it's just gonna Be part of the bag it is part of the World yeah it's a violent chaotic world And and uh you know you have to Unfortunately I think you have to Sometimes take part in it in order to Survive something in in and maybe it is A genetic thing but they don't the just Don't want to play it safe you know they Want For their their dreams Um and it takes them into dangerous Territory [Music] Did you own the Rainwater Come with me Yeah I think as a whole Um She I mean Shaw she knows it's her land At this point all she knows before Um being at the school is where she grew Up is her reservation so for the most Part so I think To now witness what's going on with her At the governmental school is uh opening Her eyes up to way more than she could Ever think because now it's it's not

Only her duty to protect her it's her Duty to protect The young ones to protect Who plays who Lena Robinson plays it's Her duty to protect all those all those Kids in the school Sister Mary meanwhile has she had she's She's met she has a mandate from the Government and from Her church and from God to Um to force these children to assimilate And to erase their cultural heritage So um That's that's quite a complicated Dynamic for her to To leave behind You attack my family it's gonna be the Last thing you ever do

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