The lead actors are true western stars in American culture. Sam Elliott is the engine that moves the series forward in the first episodes, he represents all the toughness of the genre. Although he may not be as well known outside the United States, within his country he is one of the top stars of the western. He is remembered worldwide for playing the cowboy in the big lebowski (The Big Lebowski, 1998), but has a huge career in film and television. His role in this series is possibly one of the best of his entire career.
The marriage that travels along with this group of pioneers is made up of a real-life marriage, two of the most popular country music stars of recent decades: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, their natural chemistry reinforces the relationship between their characters. , James and Margaret Dutton. For those who know them as musicians, it will be particularly surprising how believable they are in their roles as humble people living in such extreme circumstances.
The creator of the series is Taylor Sheridan, the same responsible for “Yellowstone”. (Paramount)
But the great find of the series is Elizabeth May, who plays Elsa Dutton, the young daughter of the Duttons who will become a woman throughout the enormous journey. She is the voiceover of the series, the one who beautifully and poetically describes the contradictions of the path they have decided to take. The love for that land and at the same time the anguish produced by a mission that seems impossible to achieve. In it you can see perfectly all the tensions, hopes and falls of this group of brave people who have decided to dream of something better and do not hesitate to risk her life to achieve it.
To the great cast, the firm narration and the beauty of the landscapes we must add a remarkable period reconstruction and the brief but significant presence of some movie stars. see the face of Tom Hanks, Billy Bob Thornton, Rita Wilson and to his own Taylor Sheridanis an extra prize that confirms that 1883 It is not an ordinary series, but one of the great events of 2022. The season has only just begun, but it is difficult to believe that a better series will be released than this.