Is Jacob Dutton Dead? Did Harrison Ford Leave 1923?

‘1923’ on Paramount+ tells a new chapter in the origins of the Dutton family. The series revolves around Jacob Dutton, who leads the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch against the family’s enemies. The prequel continues the story from ‘1883‘ and stars Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton, the brother of James Dutton. However, in the third episode, the enemies, namely Banner Creighton, get the upper hand as Jacob is severely wounded following a gunfight. Jacob’s fight to stay alive stuns not only the Duttons but also the viewers, especially with regard to the fate of Ford in the series. However, with the second season on the horizon, there isn’t any need to worry about the actor’s future in the Western drama!

Is Jacob Dutton Dead?

Jacob Dutton is the patriarch of the Dutton family in the series ‘1923.’ He is the brother of James Dutton (Tim McGraw) and the uncle to John Dutton Sr (James Badge Dale) and Spencer Dutton (Brandon Sklenar). Jacob is a dedicated rancher married to Cara Dutton (Helen Mirren) and fights to protect his family and their ancestral land against their foes. In the first episode, local sheepman Banner Creighton (Jerome Flynn) and Jacob Dutton have an argument, sparking an enmity between the two. After Jacob finds Banner grazing his sheep on the Dutton family’s land, he hangs Banner and his associates. However, Banner survives and returns home.

In the third episode, titled ‘The War Has Come Home,’ Jacob Dutton and his family visit the town for some work. After spending the night at a hotel. Jacob and his family start their journey back home. However, while crossing an open field, the Duttons are attacked by a group of gunmen led by Banner. During the ensuing gunfight, John Dutton dies, and Jack Dutton is shot in the shoulder. Banner fires at Jacob with an automatic gun, and he is shot in the abdomen at least thrice. While Jacob is alive at the episode’s end, he is severely wounded and faces a complex medical procedure to survive.

Jacob eventually doesn’t die. Even though the attack on him forces him to fight to stay alive, he wins the battle against his near death and stands on his two feet after several days. His survival rewrites the fate of the Yellowstone ranch, especially considering Donald Whitfield’s interest in the same. The first season of the show ends with a war brewing between the ranchman and the businessman.

Did Harrison Ford Leave 1923?

Harrison Ford did not leave ‘1923.’ The actor announced that he is a part of the cast of the show’s second season despite signing onto the project only for the first installment. “I really didn’t realize how much work ‘1923’ was going to be, and I absolutely feel it’s worth it. I’m excited to do another season,” Ford told The Hollywood Reporter. His decision to continue playing Jacob Dutton is not surprising, considering how well he regards the character and the series, which made creator Taylor Sheridan’s job easier when he had to convince the actor to return in the sophomore installment.

“They [Ford and Helen Mirren] were excited. They only signed on originally for one season. They were so eager to continue it… Harrison made a comment at one point; he goes, ‘Taylor, I think I’m making the best thing I’ve made in 20 years,’” Sheridan told Deadline. Therefore, we can indeed expect Ford to feature in the show’s second season, which is scheduled to start filming in Austin, San Antonio, and Galveston this summer. We may see Jacob fighting Donald Whitfield bravely to secure his land. He may overcome his vulnerabilities with the support of his nephew Spencer Dutton, who is on his way to the ranch.

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