Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton has signed on as a guest star in the Yellowstone prequel, 1883, on Paramount+
"So cool to have Billy Bob Thornton join 1883!! We worked together on Friday Night Lights....can't wait to team up on this one!" McGraw tweeted Friday.
The streaming network has described the Dutton family origins story as "a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America's promised land -- Montana."
Produced by Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan, 1883 is slated to premiere on Paramount+ on Dec. 19.