Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren signed for Yellowstone prequel

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Harrison Ford has signed up to star in the Yellowstone prequel credit:Bang Showbiz
Harrison Ford has signed up to star in the Yellowstone prequel credit:Bang Showbiz

Harrison Ford and Dame Helen Mirren will star in the upcoming 'Yellowstone' prequel series.

The pair are to appear in show ‘1932’ for Paramount+ after the Montana ranch family drama, fronted by Kevin Costner, became the most popular show on cable TV.

Paramount+ said the ‘1932’ prequel show will “explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression plague the mountain West and the Duttons who call it home”.

Ford and Mirren are the latest stars to join 'Yellowstone', created by Taylor Sheridan, which has already produced the spin-off '1883', featuring Sam Elliott, 77, and Faith Hill, 54.

The American drama premiered in 2018 on the Paramount Network with Costner, 67, as widowed John Dutton, a sixth-generation patriarch of the Dutton family who operates the Yellowstone/ Dutton Ranch.

Its season four finale reached the same popularity as ‘Game of Thrones’, with a peak of 9.3 million viewers.

It was also the most-watched show on cable since ‘The Walking Dead’ season eight premiere on AMC in 2017, which attracted 11.4 million viewers.

Creator Sheridan, 51, said the neo-Western’s popularity is mainly down to how it uses art to reflect life.

He added: “Our job as artists is to hold a mirror up to the world and let people see the reflection, to teach them about a part of life and human experience that they may not be aware of.

“Whenever we’re ignorant of something, then typically we fear it, or we judge it, or we dislike it. And it’s the job of all artists, I think, to try and find these little pockets of the world and show some humanity.”

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