Tim McGraw Isn't Getting 1883 Season 2, But He's Keeping His Cowboy Hat On For A New Netflix Show

 Pictured: Tim McGraw as James, Sam Elliott as Shea and LaMonica Garrett as Thomas sitting on horseback on the Paramount+ original series 1883. .
Pictured: Tim McGraw as James, Sam Elliott as Shea and LaMonica Garrett as Thomas sitting on horseback on the Paramount+ original series 1883. .

While Yellowstone is going to air its final episodes of Season 5 later on the 2024 TV schedule, Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 only got one season, which is why Tim McGraw isn’t going back into the world of the Dutton family. However, he’s not saying goodbye to the cowboy hat, because the singer/actor is jumping streaming services and heading over to Netflix for a new western show.

Netflix announced that Tim McGraw will be starring in a new series about the “fierce, competitive world of bull riding.” The country singer will play a “megastar champion” and he’ll face off against a young rider who challenges him in an unexpected way.

According to the synopsis, the show will follow McGraw as:

He faces a life-or-death crossroads when confronted by the arrival of a fearless young rider whose very existence challenges his ways and unearths secrets that force him to reckon with his past.

That sounds pretty exciting to me!

Along with learning the basic premise, it was announced that its creator Brandon Camp will serve as the co-showrunner and executive producer. He’s best known for writing the Netflix originals Love & Gelato and Benji, so this show, while a tonal shift from these projects, will mark his third collaboration with the streamer.

He will work alongside his other co-showrunner Taylor Elmore – who was an EP on Justified and Justified: City Primeval – and they’ll produce the show with McGraw, Tim Staples, Brian Kaplan and Skydance Television.

All around, this sounds like a great project, and I’ll 100% be using my Netflix subscription to watch it.

From 1883 to Friday Night Lights to Flicka, Tim McGraw has a history of making movies that take place in the West and more often than not include him wearing a cowboy hat. Now, after seeing him lead the acclaimed Yellowstone spinoff, we know he has what it takes to carry a series, and it’ll be fun to see him do it again in this new project.

While McGraw does have a movie in pre-production called Rhinestone Cowboy, this Netflix show will mark his first TV show since 1883, which was on during 2021 and 2022.

There were a lot of questions about whether 1883 would get a Season 2, and there were rumors that McGraw and Faith Hill were upset about not getting one. However, the Yellowstone prequel was planned as a limited project. As Taylor Sheridan told Deadline that one season is what he envisioned for the show:

We wanted to make a ten-hour movie that ended, and that’s what we did.

So, now that the 1883 “movie” is over, Tim McGraw is onto the next project while Taylor Sheridan continues to create new Yellowstone shows.

As we learn more about McGraw’s upcoming bull-riding Netflix show, we’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, you can stream 1883 with a Paramount+ subscription.