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[03/08/17 - 07:41 AM]
AMC Takes Austin with Its Largest Ever Participation at SXSW
The network's comprehensive presence features screenings, panels and innovative activations in support of new series, "The Son" and returning hit series "Better Call Saul" and "Preacher."

[01/25/17 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 25
Updates include: WGN America passes on "Roadside Picnic" pilot; Zach Braff, Jeremy Bronson land comedy pilot orders; and NBC gives green light to "What About Barb?" pilot.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[08/17/16 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 17
Updates include: Amy Forsyth to lead season two of Syfy's "Channel Zero"; Billy Crudup to star opposite Naomi Watts in Netflix's "Gypsy"; and NBC to broadcast a pair of pilots in late night.

[07/19/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 19
Updates include: T.R. Knight to drop by "The Catch" at ABC; Parvesh Cheena set to recur on The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"; and Chris Murphey sells "Hunch" to CBS.

[06/06/16 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 6
Updates include: Amazon, HBO settle on latest wave of pilot orders; Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland both cast in AMC's "The Son"; and James Remar, Leven Rambin are bound for Hulu's "The Path."

[05/06/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Carlos Bardem tapped for AMC's "The Son"; Sean Harris exits "American Gods" at Starz; and HBO's "The Leftovers" sets returning class.

[05/03/16 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 3
Updates include: Netflix sets "Peaky Blinders" return for Tuesday, May 31; Bento Box Entertainment developing "The Blues Brothers" animated series; and TBS passes on its comedy pilot from Matt Fogel and Todd Strauss-Schulson.

[05/03/16 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 3
Updates include: Netflix sets "Peaky Blinders" return for Tuesday, May 31; Bento Box Entertainment developing "The Blues Brothers" animated series; and TBS passes on its comedy pilot from Matt Fogel and Todd Strauss-Schulson.

[04/20/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 20
Updates include: Jess Weixler tapped for AMC's "The Son"; Ulrich Thomsen to recur on NBC's "The Blacklist"; and Peter Ocko to run AMC's potential drama "Lodge 49."

[03/11/16 - 10:47 AM]
Sam Neill to Star in AMC's "The Son"
Additional casting for the series includes Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sydney Lucas.

[01/08/16 - 03:23 PM]
AMC Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "The Son," Based on the Acclaimed Novel by Philipp Meyer
The series is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise of one Texas family.

[05/20/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 20
Updates include: AMC to set up writers' rooms for three potential dramas; Skeet Ulrich to visit A&E's "Unforgettable"; and Gbenga Akinnagbe bound for FX's "American Crime Story."

[04/08/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 8
Updates include: AMC passes on "White City," sets new development slate; Diego Luna to play "Casanova" for Amazon; and Sarah Jeffery cast in NBC's "Shades of Blue."

[06/04/14 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 4
Updates include: Disney Channel orders pilot for "Growing Up and Down"; Philipp Meyer's "The Son" set up at AMC; and Darren Aronofsky brings "MaddAddam" to HBO.







SON, THE (AMC)
Premieres Saturday, April 8
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/8/17 - ???
STATUS:
new this spring (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
saturdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from AMC's press release, January 2017) Based on Philipp Meyer's New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, "The Son" will air on AMC and SundanceTV beginning Saturday, April 8th with a two-hour premiere at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Both networks will air all episodes from season one. The ten-episode, one-hour drama is a sweeping family saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The series traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch, 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. 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, Jeannie (Sydney Lucas) idolizes 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 neighbor, 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 McCullough's rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carlos Bardem
· Elizabeth Frances as Prairie Flower
· Henry Garrett as Pete McCullough
· J. Quinton Johnson as Neptune
· Jacob Lofland as Young Eli McCullough
· Jess Weixler as Sally
· Manuel Uriza as Aniceto Pizana
· Nick Stevenson as Fred Bernhauer
· Paola Nunez as Maria Garcia
· Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough
· Sydney Lucas as Jeannie McCullough
· Zahn McClarnon as Toshaway
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Sam Neill as Eli McCullough (Originally Cast)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian McGreevy as EP
· Jenna Glazier as PROD
· Kevin Murphy as EP
· Lee Shipman as EP
· Philipp Meyer as BOOK/CRTR/EP
· Tom Harper as DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· AMC Studios
· Sonar Entertainment