Robert Patrick Joins the Cast of Yellowstone Prequel Series 1923

Terminator 2: Judgment Day star Robert Patrick has boarded the cast of 1923. Per Variety, Patrick will be appearing in a series regular role for the Yellowstone prequel series. The actor has been cast as Sheriff William McDowell, described as a friend of the Dutton family. Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are also set to lead the cast as a husband and wife duo in the Dutton family, with the cast also including Darren Mann, Michelle Randolph, James Badge, Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Aminah Nieves, and Julie Schlaepfer.

From Taylor Sheridan, 1923 focuses on the rise of the Dutton family in the early 20th century when “pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.” The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, and Bosque Ranch Productions. Sheridan executive produces with John Linson, Art Linson, David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, David Hutkin, Bob Yari, and Ben Richardson.


Patrick’s breakout role is as the antagonist T-1000 in the popular action sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day. More recently, he has appeared in movies like No Man of God, What Josiah Saw, and Rushed. His small screen work also includes starring roles in shows like True Blood, Last Resort, and Scorpion. More recently, he had a main role in the HBO Max series Peacemaker which followed appearances in The Walking Dead, Perry Mason, and MacGyver.

The Yellowstone Universe Continues to Expand

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Yellowstone has been a smash hit for Paramount, which has led to a franchise getting spawned. Before 1923, the show was given its first spinoff in the form of the acclaimed limited series 1883. That series, which premiered in December of last year on Paramount+, served as a prequel to Yellowstone by following the Dutton family during the post-Civil War era as they journey to Texas from Tennessee, traveling by immigrant wagon train, before ultimately settling in Montana where the Yellowstone Ranch would be established. The series starred Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Isabel May, and LaMonica Garrett.

A separate spinoff is also in development for Paramount Network. That series, dubbed 6666, was originally announced as a Paramount+ exclusive before making its move. These shows will be made separately from Yellowstone which is also still ongoing.

1923 will stream on Paramount+ later this year on a date yet to be announced. Production is currently underway.