“1923” Star Says Season 2 Filming Is “About To Start”

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Brandon Sklenar, star of the 1923 series, shared an exciting update about working with Harrison Ford, giving fans of the Yellowstone sequel something to anticipate.

1923 follows the Dutton family and explores the early 20th century along with all the hardships of the era, including western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.

During an interview with Fox News Digital on the Golden Globes red carpet, Sklenar, who portrays Spencer Dutton, revealed that despite spending time with Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford at “cowboy camp,” he hasn’t had the opportunity to film scenes with them.

“I will in the last eight episodes that we’re about to start,” Sklenar revealed.

It’s a well-known fact among fans that a significant portion of Sklenar’s scenes during Season 1 were filmed in Africa or Europe, unlike Ford, who was situated at the Dutton Ranch in Montana.

“It’s happening. I’m stoked. I’m excited,” Shlenar noted.

The confirmation is in that a portion of Season 2 will indeed be filmed in Butte, Montana, now that the actors’ and writers’ strikes have officially concluded. Charlie Skinner, the production manager for the series, shared this exciting update with NBC Montana.

Although a startup date is yet to be set, the assurance that Butte will continue to be part of the filming locations adds an extra layer of anticipation for the upcoming season.

During Season 1 of the show, the cast was very generous in sharing photos from the set.

The cars on the set of "1923" were vintage, but the building was not, so it was draped in blue to be digitally replaced.
The cars on the set of “1923” were vintage, but the building was not, so it was draped in blue to be digitally replaced. Photo: Courtesy of Carey O’Donnell
Amidst the filming of "1923," shaded moments between takes were cherished on set, especially as the cast and crew faced the challenges of an astonishing September heatwave in Butte, Montana.
Amidst the filming of “1923,” shaded moments between takes were cherished on set, especially as the cast and crew faced the challenges of an astonishing heatwave in Butte, Montana. Photo: Courtesy of Carey O’Donnell

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Cowboy Camp

Show creator, Taylor Sheridan, organized a two-week “cowboy camp” for the cast, a setup that proved to be quite beneficial for many of them.

Sklenar participated in the challenging “cowboy camp,” a program designed to prepare actors for the series, alongside Mirren and Ford. Sklenar fondly recalled Helen’s presence as “grounded” and “inspiring” throughout the process.

“Helen was in camp with us. Harrison kind of did his own thing. He brought his own saddle,” Sklenar noted. He also shared that Ford flew in on his “own helicopter.”

“The guy’s just a bad*ss,” Sklenar expressed.

“One thing that Taylor Sheridan set in motion was this awesome cowboy camp that we all attended before shooting, and it was two weeks of nine-to-five horse riding, cattle wrangling, roping, buggy driving in Montana,” Marley Shelton, who plays Emma Dutton, disclosed.

Paramount Plus "1923" cowboy pictures from Season 1 trailer.
Paramount Plus / YouTube

One-In-A-Lifetime Experience

1923 was described by Sklenar as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In his interview with Fox News Digital, he highlighted the memorable aspect of the series, which was the diverse range of filming locations.

“I’ll probably never have an experience like that again. We were in Africa, in Kenya, in Malta…shot in Salt Lake, shot in Montana, and even if I do a film on that scale again, you just rarely get to go to those locations.” 

"1923" actress Julia Schlapfer shared filming pictures on her social media.
Julia Schlaepfer / Instagram

He continued, “Taylor [Sheridan] being who he is…if he writes that’s where you are, then that’s where you go, and he sends you there, and he throws you into the wolves.”

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As 1923 gears up for its highly anticipated Season 2, the behind-the-scenes insights shared by Brandon Sklenar offer a glimpse into the excitement that lies ahead. From “cowboy camps” to the diverse filming locations that made Season 1 a unique experience, fans can look forward to more captivating moments in the upcoming season.

Listen to Brandon Sklenar’s full interview with Fox Digital News on the Golden Globes red carpet below.

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