In new casting news for the Yellowstone prequel/spinoff 1923, Sebastian Roché (The Originals, Supernatural) has been given a recurring role. He will be starring alongside Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren in the Western series. Read on to find out more about the latest casting news on the Paramount+ series.
Sebastian Roché joins Yellowstone prequel 1923 cast
So far, details are scarce of Sebastian Roché’s character in the highly anticipated prequel that Paramount+ dubs Yellowstone’s “origin story.” The prequel or spinoff to the popular modern Western will introduce fans to the next two generations of the franchise’s central family, the Duttons.
The first was 1883, which starred Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Isabel May. Meanwhile, 1923 will reveal the family struggling to survive historic drought, prohibition, an epidemic of cattle theft and lawlessness. Moreover, the series will be set during Montana’s great depression which preceded the nation by almost a decade.
New roots for the Dutton family
Paramount+ first announced the new prequel in February, with a title of 1932. However, the title was later changed to the more interesting era of 1923. According to Deadline, executive producer David C. Glasser said in a statement at the time:
Taylor Sheridan has put roots down for the Dutton family tree that stand strong and tall, with many branches that continue to engage record-breaking audiences.
It is awe-inspiring to work with Taylor, ViacomCBS and the entire team on this universe.
So far, no official confirmation has been given as to whether 1923 will be a self-contained limited series like 1883. However, the new Yellowstone prequel is expected to premiere on Paramount+ in December this year.
About Sebastian Roché
Sebastian Roché played the role of Kurt Mendel in Odyssey 5, Jerry Jacks in General Hospital and Thomas Jerome Newton in Fringe. The French/Scottish actor also famously starred as Balthazar in the popular series Supernatural.
Moreover, he played Mikael in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Meanwhile, Roché enjoyed the role of Reichsminister Martin Heusmann in the Amazon Studios series, The Man in the High Castle.
Moreover, the actor stars among an incredible cast, including Hollywood stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Roché posted on Instagram about his new role, writing:
SO thrilled to join this illustrious cast and creative team! #1923 #ParamountPlus #TaylorSheridan #Yellowstone #HarrisonFord #HelenMirren
When will 1923 premiere on Paramount+?
As noted above, Paramount+ has not yet revealed the premiere date of 1923. However, it is anticipated to debut in December this year.