Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first look at AMC’s upcoming western drama series The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. The series tells of the rise and fall of a Texas family and is based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel of the same name, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for fiction.
AMC describes the series as “a multi-generational saga” that weaves between two time periods: the story of young Eli McCullough and his life with the Comanches in 1849, and Eli 60 years later (portrayed by Brosnan) as he works to maintain his family’s cattle empire against the backdrop of the Bandit Wars of South Texas. The network has yet to announce a specific premiere date in 2017, but The Son will consist of 10 hour-long episodes.
This marks only the second major TV series gig for Brosnan three decades after his starring role on the 1982 NBC adventure dramedy Remington Steele. He replaces Sam Neill, who backed out due to personal reasons.
Gotta say, Brosnan definitely looks the part.