added: Tue, Dec 20th '16
Before there were "The Ewings," there were "The McCulloughs"... The early 20th century Texas family portrayed in AMC's "The Son," which stars Pierce Brosnan as the patriarch who created an empire in the cattle and oil business. Check out a new trailer for the new epic drama series beginning in spring 2017.
Based on Philipp Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name the series will tell a multigenerational story of a Texas family in the oil and cattle business, told from the perspective of its patriarch Eli McCullough (Brosnan) and his younger self (played by Jacob Lofland) through two concurrent time periods in his life.
The ten one-hour episode series is developed by "Hemlock Grove" creators and executive producers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman. 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 to air on AMC sometime in Spring, 2017.
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.
directed by Tom Harper (pilot)
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)