"The Road West Was Paved with Blood," reads a title card in the official trailer of "Yellowstone" prequel series "1883" -- and there's plenty of the red stuff to go around.
Real-life husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in the upcoming series, playing James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family from "Yellowstone."
The series, which also stars Sam Elliot, Billy Bob Thornton and newcomer Isabel May, centers on this country's often brutal westward expansion, following the Dutton clan "as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America...Montana."
"This way is a free country," Elliot's Civil War vet Shea Brennan tells a settler, pointing to the East."That way is No Man's Land, and that's where we're headed," he adds, gesturing to the unclaimed West.
The trailer is as brutal as the journey. There's more gunplay than you can shake a six-shooter at -- from beginning to end.
"1883" premieres Dec. 19 on Paramount+.