Would 1883’s Tim McGraw Return To Yellowstone Universe As James Dutton? The Country Star Has Thoughts

As one of the best original shows streaming on Paramount+Taylor Sheridan’s historical western 1883 is apparently ground zero for a mini-verse within the world of Yellowstonewith the upcoming series based on legendary lawman Bass Reeves serving as a spinoff of the Duttons’ origin story† While it’s still not clear how it’ll play out exactly, that decision from Sheridan and studio execs strengthens the notion that we probably won’t be seeing Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s James and Margaret Dutton again for a proper second season of 1883† But would McGraw even come back to the role if that was the plan?

It turns out the country music superstar himself is split on that decision. Post-season discussions surrounding 1883 made it seem like that particular story was its own thing, with Taylor Sheridan opting to jump into different points in the family timeline for other spin-offs such as the upcoming 1932 drama starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren† And it sounds like for Tim McGraw to get involved, James Dutton’s story would indeed need to stand out entire from 1883‘s founding season to justify its existence. Here’s how he put it when he and Faith Hill were guests on the Just for Variety podcast:

Look, we’d done all the river crossings, all the snake bites, all the shootouts. Just about everything you could do in a western, we did in the first season. So I don’t know how you could continue to do that in another season and make it interesting.

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