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Could Sam Elliott return to 1883 and Yellowstone following SAG Award win?

The Yellowstone franchise star has had a banner year

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
February 27, 2023
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Sam Elliott has had quite the exciting resurgence in his career over the past year thanks to his starring role in the Yellowstone spin-off limited series, 1883.

In fact, the actor has even picked up some major hardware for his performance, earning a coveted Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance on Sunday night.

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While the Taylor Sheridan miniseries came to an end almost exactly a year ago, the star has been open about his desire to return to the show in some way.

Sitting down with Variety, Sam expanded upon his feelings about the show's conclusion, saying: "I think everybody was sad to see it over; I know I was. I would have liked to have that wagon train go to Canada by then and just stay with it."

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However, he didn't count out the possibility of a return for the show, or at least he hoped for one, as he explained where he felt it could be taken amid the parent show's own uncertain future.

"My thought was, 'Let's do a prequel of this," he said. "Where was LaMonica? Where were those two guys? Pick it up after the war, when they were Pinkertons. There's plenty of stuff to do."

sam elliott and tim mcgraw in 1883

Sam expressed interest in returning to 1883 and Yellowstone if it were revived

The A Star is Born performer was clearly quite overwhelmed upon being awarded with the SAG honor for his work in the Western drama.

"What can I say in 45 seconds, after just receiving the most meaningful acknowledgement of my 55-year career from a group of my peers?" he shared on stage.

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"But I can say thank you, and I can tell you that I'm honored and grateful to be in your company, whether in this audience or at home.

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The star picked up a Best Actor SAG Award for his work in the limited series

"I'm gonna treasure this guy, this gal, because it comes from all of you, my brothers and sisters from SAG-AFTRA. I'll treasure it as a constant reminder of 1883 and what a gift it was for all of us on both sides of the camera."

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