• 1883 season 1 ended on Feb. 27
  • The Yellowstone prequel aired 10 episodes
  • Creator Taylor Sheridan hints that was the end

Is 1883 really coming to an end after just 10 episodes?

It sounds like that's the case, judging by creator Taylor Sheridan's new comments. Here's what he had to say about the hit Yellowstone prequel series. (And we'll keep it spoiler-free.)

After season 1 finale: Is 1883 over?

1883 debuted on Paramount+ in December, telling the origin story of the "Dutton" family and the ranch at the heart of Yellowstone.

The season 1 finale premiered on Feb. 27, and creator Taylor Sheridan made surprising comments afterward. Of 1883, he told Deadline: "We wanted to make a ten-hour movie that ended, and that's what we did."

He explained of his Yellowstone prequel: "I created this peek through time to show you this one specific journey. I'm not someone who likes to tie everything up in a bow and explain how everyone lived happily after, or didn't. I'd rather you imagine it."

It isn't an "official" announcement, but by the sound of it, 1883 fans shouldn't get their hopes up for any more episodes. Next, Sheridan is focusing on a 1932 sequel, which tracks the "Duttons" in the Depression era.

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Sheridan added that he hopes each spin-off in the Yellowstone universe can stand on its own, even if viewers haven't seen the main Kevin Costner series, which was recently renewed for season 5.

1883 was met with positive reviews and quickly developed a big fanbase. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sam Elliott, and Isabel May were among the main cast.