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Deadline reports that AMC is in the midst of turning The Son, a bestselling 2013 novel by Philipp Meyer (above), into a drama series. Meyer is executive-producing alongside Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, who developed Netflix’s horror series Hemlock Grove based on McGreevy’s novel, and Michael Connolly, an executive-producer on Hemlock Grove.

Originally eyed as an event series, The Son is being planned as a multi-season drama series by AMC. It’s described as a “multi-generational epic telling the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.”

Though it may not seem like it, this is a crucially important time for AMC. Its flagship show Breaking Bad, one of the most widely acclaimed dramas of all time, recently finished its swan song, and period drama Mad Men is on its way out with the second half of its final season coming next year. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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