The mighty Pierce Brosnan is to take his first US television series since Remington Steele with the historical drama, The Son.
Here’s the dope from Deadline:
Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Brosnan will play Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. He was born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname “First Son of Texas” and is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.
Brosnan replaces fellow Irish born actor Sam Neill in the 10 part AMC series, which starts shooting in Austin next month for a 2017 release.
Brosnan doesn’t get enough credit as an actor and it’s great to see him in-demand. He recently wrapped The Foreigner (aka The Chinaman), a thriller which sees him re-team with his Goldeneye director Martin Campbell.
Movies In Focus will give you more on The Son as it develops.