It seems that the spinoff series 1923 may be reaching its conclusion. Despite the success of Taylor Sheridan’s creation, which starred Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, hints from the cast members suggest that the show will conclude after just two seasons.

Brandon Sklenar, who plays Spencer Dutton in the series, referred to 1923 as a “limited” series when asked about the possibility of a third season. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sklenar stated, “No, no, it’s bookended. It’s still limited, but I think of it as one piece… there’s just a split in the middle, but it’s all one piece.”

While Sheridan initially intended for 1923 to be a limited series, Paramount decided to extend the Yellowstone prequel due to its overwhelming success. However, it appears that the story will indeed come to a conclusion, as confirmed by the cast.

Helen Mirren, who portrays Cara Dutton alongside Ford’s Jacob Dutton, expressed her appreciation for stories that have a clear beginning, middle, and end. She stated, “I mean I like things to have a beginning… middle and an end… endings are always very difficult.” Mirren emphasized the satisfaction of experiencing the entire journey and then having closure, rather than a story that drags on indefinitely.

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In 1923, Mirren and Ford play a married couple managing a family farm in Montana, facing various challenges along the way. Mirren playfully mentioned that she wouldn’t miss writing letters if the series were to end after its second season, to which Sklenar jokingly responded, “I don’t want any more letters, I probably wouldn’t read them anyway.”

Sklenar expressed his excitement about returning for season two of 1923, particularly relishing the opportunity to be on horseback and wield a gun. He shared his enthusiasm for portraying a cowboy and having scenes with Mirren and Ford’s characters.

It’s worth noting that another popular series, the Kevin Costner-led drama Yellowstone, is also coming to an end. The show’s fifth and final season will air its second half in November, followed by an unnamed sequel series in December. Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Studios, expressed confidence in the success of the Yellowstone sequel, praising Taylor Sheridan’s creative vision and the talented casts that bring these shows to life.

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While the fate of 1923 may disappoint fans, it appears that the limited series was always intended to have a concise narrative. As viewers eagerly await the second season, they can expect a satisfying conclusion to the spinoff that captivated audiences with its Western charm and compelling storytelling.