added: Mon, Nov 28th '16
AMC has released a new teaser trailer for "The Son," an upcoming epic drama series starring Pierce Brosnan as the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family during the early 20th century.
The series, hailing from "Hemlock Grove" creators and executive producers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, is based on Philipp Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name, which tells a multigenerational story of a Texas family in the oil and cattle business, though told from the perspective of its patriarch (Brosnan) -- but also told through two concurrent time periods in his life.
Jacob Lofland (Mud, Free State of Jones) co-stars as the teenage version of Brosnan's character, Eli McCullough.
The cast also includes Jess Weixler (The Good Wife), Henry Garrett (Peaky Blinders), Sydney Lucas (She's Funny That Way), Carlos Bardem (Escobar: Paradise Lost), David Wilson Barnes (Hell on Wheels), and Zahn McClarnon (Fargo).
"The Son" is slated for a Spring, 2017 release.
Based on Philipp Meyer's acclaimed novel, the multigenerational epic will follow two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain his family's cattle empire during the turbulent Bandit Wars of South Texas.
Actor Pierce Brosnan will play the role of Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family who applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. Born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, "The First Son of Texas" is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.
starring Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland, Henry Garrett, Jess Weixler, Sydney Lucas, Carlos Bardem, David Wilson Barnes, Zahn McClarnon, James Parks, Shane Graham, Elliot Villar, Electra Avellan
release date Spring 2017 (on AMC)