Wait, Is 1883 Season 2 Not Happening, Or Is Yellowstone's Taylor Sheridan Just Being Cryptic?

Although the show does follow the Dutton family's journey, the tale primarily centers on one character. 

 That character is Elsa Dutton (Isabel May), who dies in her father's arms after saying a tearful farewell to her mother and father,

James Dutton (McGraw) and Margaret Dutton (Faith Hill), following a torturous voyage. 

Over the course of the series, you truly come to know and love these individuals, so when something like that occurs,

 it's extremely heartbreaking and devastating. However, the filmmakers brilliantly portrayed the story they intended to tell.

A new 1932 spinoff timeline and the promise of "more" from the streaming service's phenomenal hit prequel series were both announced by Paramount+ just under two weeks before the conclusion of 1883, 

 which left fans crying as hard as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill did when they were bringing it all together. 

While the network did not officially announce the release of Season 2, it wasn't a leap to assume as much given that a TV show's first season is typically followed by — hold on — a second season. 

Given that 1883 has been such a remarkable success since its December premiere, it makes sense that Paramount+ would want to announce its 1883 extension as soon as possible. 

And since the ominous penultimate episode hadn't even aired yet,

Buccaneers anticipate losing a star player worth $82.5 million to the Bears.