Epic drama based on philipp meyer’s best-selling novel
London – 15 January 2017 – AMC announced today that the highly-anticipated original drama “The Son” will debut exclusively on Tuesday 18th April at 9:00pm. Produced by AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment, the sweeping 10-part saga stars Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies).
The series will be available free of charge exclusively in the UK to all BT TV customers on the AMC channel, number 332 on BT TV, and to BT Sport Pack subscribers on Sky channel 192.AMC is also available in HD on both BT TV and Sky with an HD subscription.
Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, “The Son” is a sweeping saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the story of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings.
Eli’s eldest son, Pete (Henry Garrett), has grown up in his father’s shadow and struggles to make him proud while forging his own identity. Pete’s strong-willed daughter, Jeanne (Sydney Lucas), idolises her grandfather and despite being raised in a male-dominated world, rejects her fate of existing solely to marry and bear children. Eli’s ruthlessness pits him against his wealthy Spanish neighbour, Pedro Garcia (Carlos Bardem), and his quest for power triggers consequences that span generations. Shared through a series of flashbacks, “The Son” pulls viewers into the world of Young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his father figure, Comanche war chief Toshaway (Zahn McClarnon), and deftly explores the McCulloughs’ rise to power as one of the richest families reigning in Texas.
Produced by AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment, “The Son” is written and executive produced by Meyer, Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy, and showrunner Kevin Murphy. Jenna Glazier also serves as an executive producer. Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni also serve as executive producers. “The Son” is distributed internationally by Sonar Entertainment.
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View “The Son” trailer here: https://youtu.be/6ZjzChIfJ7w
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