If your happy place is a version of 1883 in which Captain Shea Brennan Not end his life while he sits on an Oregon beach… we have something special for you.
In a new interview with our sister site Deadline, series creator Taylor Sheridan explains that Paramount+ Powers That Be wanted him to survive the idea of Sam Elliott’s character surviving his suicide in the series finale to pave the way for what was already on order to pave season 2.
“When you read the last episode of 1883I don’t think they digested what happened, although I made it very clear from the start,” Sheridan says in the lengthy Q&A, later adding, “I’m sitting here and I’m like, ‘Guys, everyone is dead.'” (Well, don’t everyone — See also: We had a few ideas on this topic.)
Sheridan also claims that the superiors wanted to meet to discuss how Brennan could Not died after they held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger in episode 10 – an idea that didn’t sit well with him yellowstone thought leader. “It’s not survivable by the very nature of the term, and who would want to see that?” says Sheridan.
TVLine has reached out to Paramount+ for comment.
The benefit of all this? The conversation prompted Sheridan to take “another look in the window” of the Dutton family saga, and that was the idea for 1923 — which premiered on Sunday (read a full synopsis) — began.
“That’s the one great thing about the Dutton family,” he said. “You can skip generations and put them in all these unique situations and that has nothing to do with it yellowstonehave nothing to do with it 1883 and yet it is totally bound up with them, but they are all autonomous. That’s what I find so fascinating about it.”
If you are considering suicide, are concerned about a friend or loved one, or want emotional support, dial 988 for the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
https://tvline.com/2022/12/20/1883-season-2-brennan-alive-sam-elliott-taylor-sheridan/ ‘1883’: Sam Elliott’s Brennan Alive in Season 2? —Taylor Sheridan