The Son Rises!
- By Michael Jacobo
- Photo Courtesy of AMC
You can complain about the lack of originality in film and television today, but you have to admit: there is some great material out there worth adapting to the screen. In another round of quality television, AMC will be adapting the best-selling novel, The Son, set to premiere this month. The series, also titled The Son, chronicles the rise and fall of a Texas oil empire paralleled to the rise and (symbolical) fall of the American dream.
The series, co-created and developed by the novel’s author Philipp Meyer, stars Pierce Brosnan as the title character, who through his empire is known as the “First Son of Texas.” This is Brosnan’s first major recurring TV role since Remington Steele (1982-87), and we couldn’t be more excited to have the former James Bond, English superstar back on our screens week after week. The series also stars Henry Garrett (Beauty and the Beast) Zahn McClarnon (Fargo, Longmire), Sydney Lucas (Broadway’s Fun Home), Paola Núñez in her first American production.
Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives) is the show runner, supervising the series since its early days in development. AMC by passed the pilot and commissioned a straight-to-series order with a ten-episode first season. Meyer co-wrote the series with Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy (Hemlock Grove) and co-produced it with Michael Connolly (How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed).
“The Son” premieres April 8th on AMC.