Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren to star in ‘Yellowstone’ prequel ‘1932’

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren to star in ‘Yellowstone’ prequel ‘1932’

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford join the “Yellowstone” universe in the upcoming series “1932” for Paramount+.

“1932,” which is the show’s working title, is an origin story introducing a new generation of the Dutton family. It is set to explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression plagued the West Mountain and the Duttons who call it home,” the streamer said in a statement. .

Details on their characters were not immediately available.

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The show marks Ford’s first appearance on a scripted television show since appearing on a 1993 episode of ABC’s “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.” The star, who got her start with small roles in 1960s shows like “The Virginian” and “Mod Squad,” never had a TV series regular.

Mirren, meanwhile, shot to fame playing no-frills police detective Jane Tennant in the British drama series “Prime Suspect,” which ran for seven seasons beginning in 1991. The show won her two Primetime Emmy Awards; she chose two others for TV movies and miniseries such as “The Passion of Ayn Rand” and “Elizabeth I”.

‘1932’ is the latest in Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Yellowstone’ franchise, which also includes ‘1883’ and ‘Yellowstone’. Joining Sheridan as the show’s executive producers are John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari and Ben Richardson.

The show is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios and Bosque Ranch Productions.

It will air in December on Paramount+.

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