AMC'S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DRAMA SERIES "THE SON"
STARRING PIERCE BROSNAN
DEBUTS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH AT 9:00PM ET/PT
WITH A TWO-HOUR PREMIERE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - AMC's highly anticipated original scripted drama series "The Son" debuts Saturday, April 8th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on both AMC and SundanceTV with a two-hour premiere featuring back-to-back episodes. The series is based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize nominated novel of the same name, and stars Pierce Brosnan. Consisting of ten one-hour episodes, "The Son" traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The series deftly explores how Eli's ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
"The Son" is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. In the premiere episode, "First Son of Texas," directed by Tom Harper and written by Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, in 1849 young Eli (Jacob Lofland) must survive a brutal frontier Comanche attack in 1849 then lead his family's empire through difficult times in 1915. In the second episode, "The Plum Tree," directed by Kevin Dowling and written by Daniel C. Connolly, in 1849 young Eli must learn how to live among the Comanches. In 1915, Eli and Pete clash over how to respond to an unexpected attack on their home.
"The Son" is executive produced by showrunner Kevin Murphy ("Defiance"), co-creators Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy ("Hemlock Grove") and Lee Shipman ("Hemlock Grove"), director Tom Harper ("War & Peace," "Peaky Blinders") and Sonar Entertainment's Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. In addition to Brosnan, cast members include Jacob Lofland ("Justified," "Texas Rising," Maze Runner), Henry Garrett (Beauty and the Beast, "Poldark"), Paola Nunez ("Amor en Custodia"), Carlos Bardem (Assassin's Creed), Zahn McClarnon ("Fargo"), Jess Weixler ("The Good Wife"), David Wilson Barnes (Capote, The Bourne Legacy), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), James Parks (The Hateful Eight, "Deadwood") and Elizabeth Frances ("Love").
AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series with "Mad Men" in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before "Breaking Bad" won it in 2013 and 2014. The network's series "The Walking Dead" is the highest-rated series in cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last five years. AMC's other current original drama series include "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "Turn: Washington's Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager," "Preacher," and the forthcoming "The Son," "The Terror," "Lodge 49," "Loaded" and "McMafia." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men," "Ride with Norman Reedus" and "The American West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.