The drama, picked up straight-to-series in November, technically had a cast contingency attached to the order.
The project, based on Philipp Meyer's book of the same name about a sheriff and the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community in a small Pennsylvania Rust Belt town, had trouble casting a lead after multiple offers to top-name male stars over the past few months.
Writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, who adapted Meyer's The Son for AMC, penned the pilot with the author. They were to executive produce the drama...
In its lone season, “Damnation” attracted few viewers. Co-produced by Universal Cable Production and Netflix, which had streaming rights to the series, the show starred Logan Marshall-Green, Killian Scott, Chasten Harmon, Sarah Jones, Melinda Page Hamilton, and Joe Adler in a drama set in 1930s middle America. The show was executive produced by Tony Tost, James Mangold, Guymon Casady, and Daniel Rappaport.
Season one averaged a 0.18 rating in the 18-49 demo according to Nielsen live-plus-ame day numbers and 682,000 total viewers.
In her review of the series for Variety, Sonia Saraiya wrote, “The trouble with ‘Damnation,’ if it can be summed up into one problem, is that the show is a clear homage to HBO’s golden-age drama “Deadwood,” which brought
The band’s frontman Chris Martin will guest-star as himself during an upcoming episode of Modern Family, in which it is revealed that Phil had an “embarrassing health issue” while trying to sell a house to the singer, EW.com reports.
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The network has given a straight-to-series order to an adaptation of Philipp Meyer's book American Rust, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The drama of the same name is set in a small Pennsylvania rust belt town and follows the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.
This is the second series adaptation of Meyer's work following AMC's period drama The Son, starring Pierce Brosnan. The Son writers Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman penned the pilot with Meyer and will executive produce...
Announce Development Of Popular Comic Books “Mind Mgmt,” “Flutter” And Hit Podcasts “Tanis,” “The Bright Sessions” For TV
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“The Son’s” Lee Shipman and podcast creator Terry Miles To Adapt “Tanis” With Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead”) and Debbie Liebling (“South Park”) Producing
Gabrielle G. Stanton (“The Flash”) To Adapt “The Bright Sessions” With Creator And Star Lauren Shippen
Universal City, CA- July 17, 2017- On the heels of their “Umbrella Academy” series pick-up on Netflix, Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment have renewed their first-look deal to continue developing and producing scripted programming from the distinguished publisher’s comic book library, as well as new original material. Ucp continues to roll out its impressive genre development slate with Dark Horse Entertainment’s “Mind Mgmt,
Among the new projects are “Tanis,” based on the hit podcast, developed by Lee Shipman (“The Son”) and podcast creator Terry Miles and produced by Sam Raimi and Debbie Liebling through their company Pod 3; “Mind Mgmt,” from Matt Kindt, developed by Dan Cerone (“The Blacklist”); “The Bright Sessions” adapted for television by Gabrielle G. Stanton (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Flash”) and creator and star of the podcast, Lauren Shippen; and “Flutter” based on the Lgbtq comic by Jennie Wood and adapted by Katherine Lindberg and Marc Rosen.
“Dark Horse Entertainment is a comic mastermind with deep knowledge of the genre and an expertise in developing content” said Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President of Development, Universal Cable Productions. “We
The series is based on the Philipp Meyer book of the same name. It spans three generations and 150 years of the McCullough family, tracing 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.
In addition to Brosnan, the series stars Henry Garrett, Sydney Lucas, Carlos Bardem, Jacob Lofland, and Zahn McClarnon. Produced by AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment, “The Son” is written and executive produced by Meyer, Lee Shipman, Michael A. Connolly, Brian McGreevy and showrunner Kevin Murphy. Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni also serve as executive producers.
“‘The Son’ proudly continues our Westerns tradition at AMC, including ‘Broken Trail,’ ‘Hell on Wheels’ and decades of films from The Duke, Clint
Primarily focusing on two defining time periods in Eli’s life — set during 1849 and 1915 — the hour-long western incorporates at least three additional sons into the narrative. We meet Young Eli (Jacob Lofland
The series is set in two concurrent time periods. Jacob Lofland plays Eli’s younger self, who is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. Sixty years later, he becomes an influential businessman and struggles to maintain his family’s business.
“I was told at a very early age that you have to roll with the punches,” says Brosnan in the trailer.
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The series hails from AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment,
Pierce Brosnan has taken on a rugged oil tycoon look for his latest venture as Eli McCullough in the upcoming AMC show “The Son.”
In a first look image released to Variety, the former Bond actor is pictured with a hat in his left hand and a finger dangerously close to the trigger of a gun in his right.
Brosnan replaced Sam Neill, who was originally cast back in March 2016, in the central role of the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family. “The Son” is based on the novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer, who will serve as a writer and executive producer on the show. The drama follows the McCullough family’s rise and fall over multiple generations, concurrent with America’s birth as a superpower.
The show marks a return to the small screen for Brosnan, after his last big TV role back in the 1980’s on NBC’s
Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, the multi-generational epic follows America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Brosnan will play Eli, a a relic of the Wild West and 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.
Neill was originally cast in the role but left for personal reasons. The series has a ten-episode straight-to-series order with Tom Harper ("War & Peace") directing the opening episode.
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