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‘American Rust’ Drama Series Not Going Forward At USA Network

USA Network is not moving forward with drama American Rust, based on The Son author Philipp Meyer's book of the same, Deadline has confirmed. The series, picked up straight-to-series in November, hailed from The Son co-creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Universal Cable Productions, Platform One Media and producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network). Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green was attached to direct the initial episode and executive produce. Sources…
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USA Network Scraps Straight-to-Series Drama 'American Rust' (Exclusive)

USA Network is no longer moving forward with American Rust.

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...
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USA Cancels ‘Damnation,’ Pulls Plug on ‘American Rust’

USA Network has canceled drama “Damnation” after one season. The NBCUniversal-owned cable channel also on Thursday pulled the plug on “American Rust,” which received a straight-to-series order just two months ago.

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
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American Rust: USA Orders Series from The Son Creators

Although they haven't yet put out a press release, USA Network has ordered the American Rust TV show straight to series. Based on the Philipp Meyer book of the same name, the drama comes from Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman who co-created AMC's The Son, with Universal Cable Productions and Platform One Media. Written by The Son team of McGreevy, Shipman, and Meyer, American Rust centers on a Pennsylvania rustbelt town. Deadline reports the USA Network series follows, "...the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence." Casting is yet to be announced. Read More…
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TVLine Items: Coldplay Singer Gets Modern, a Frozen Reunion and More

TVLine Items: Coldplay Singer Gets Modern, a Frozen Reunion and More
Phil Dunphy might have been thisclose to scoring free Coldplay tickets.

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 half-hour, titled “Brushes With Celebrity,” airs Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9/8c on ABC.

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* Frozen stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell will perform the song “When We’re Together” (from
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USA Network Picks Up ‘American Rust’ Drama Series From ‘The Son’ Trio, Platform One Media & Michael De Luca

USA Network has given a straight-to-series order to drama American Rust, based on The Son author Philipp Meyer’s book of the same, from The Son co-creators Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman, Universal Cable Productions, Platform One Media and producer Michael De Luca (The Social Network). Pineapple Express helmer David Gordon Green is attached to direct the initial episode and executive produce. Written by McGreevy, Shipman and Meyer, who also teamed to develop together the…
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USA Network Orders 'American Rust' Drama Series From Michael De Luca

USA Network has found its next drama.

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...
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Mind Mgmt and Flutter Comics Developed for TV

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Universal Cable Productions And Dark Horse Entertainment Renew First-look Deal;

Announce Development Of Popular Comic Books “Mind Mgmt,” “Flutter” And Hit Podcasts “Tanis,” “The Bright Sessions” For TV

“The Blacklist” Producer Dan Cerone to Develop “Mind Mgmt

Katherine Lindberg and Marc Rosen (“Sense8”) To Adapt “Flutter”

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,
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Ucp Developing Projects With Sam Raimi, ‘Sense8’ Writers Under Renewed Dark Horse Entertainment Deal

Universal Cable Productions has renewed its first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. As part of the renewed agreement, the studio has begun development on series adaptations on several Dark Horse comics and podcasts.

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
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‘The Son’ Renewed for Season 2 at AMC

AMC has renewed “The Son” for Season 2, Variety has learned.

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
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The Son: AMC Unveils Season One Photos

Check out all these new photos from The Son TV show, premiering on AMC, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.From writer and executive producer Philipp Meyer, The Son stars: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Núñez, Carlos Bardem, Jacob Lofland, and Sydney Lucas.Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy and showrunner Kevin Murphy also executive produce the AMC TV series with Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni.Read More…
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The Son: AMC Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video for Pierce Brosnan Series

Welcome to the waning wild west. Check out this new behind-the-scenes video, for The Son TV show, premiering on AMC, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.From writer and executive producer Philipp Meyer, The Son stars: Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Núñez, Carlos Bardem, Jacob Lofland, and Sydney Lucas. Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy and showrunner Kevin Murphy also executive produce the AMC TV series with Tom Lesinski and Jenna Santoianni.Read More…
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‘The Son’ Review: Pierce Brosnan’s AMC Western Tells Two Stories, But Only One Works — SXSW 2017

‘The Son’ Review: Pierce Brosnan’s AMC Western Tells Two Stories, But Only One Works — SXSW 2017
The Son,” aptly, is the story of sons. While one could argue it should’ve then been called “The Sons,” the title of Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman, and Brian McGreevy’s new AMC series almost feels like an invitation to pick one of the many featured sons, and that’s the one you’ll care about. Even if this is the case, the main protagonist, Eli McCullough — who’s more than likely the titular “Son” — is flawed not only in character, but also in concept. So the many scenes devoted to both the young and old versions of him hamper any enjoyment in the other intriguing characters and makes the first two episodes a bit of a slog.

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
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‘The Son’ Trailer: Pierce Brosnan Is a Rugged Texas Oil Tycoon in AMC’s Upcoming Drama Series

‘The Son’ Trailer: Pierce Brosnan Is a Rugged Texas Oil Tycoon in AMC’s Upcoming Drama Series
Pierce Brosnan returns to television in the AMC drama “The Son.” Based on Philipp Meyer’s bestselling novel of the same name, the 10-episode season will follow Brosnan as Eli McCullough, the family patriarch of a wealthy Texas family who grew up among the Comanche tribe. AMC released the first trailer, which you can check out below (via Dark Horizons).

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.

Read More: Pierce Brosnan to Star in ‘The Son,’ AMC’s Upcoming Drama Based on the Pulitzer Prize–Nominated Novel (Exclusive Photos)

The series hails from AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment,
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First Look: Pierce Brosnan in AMC’s ‘The Son’ (Photo)

First Look: Pierce Brosnan in AMC’s ‘The Son’ (Photo)
James Bond, no more.

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
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The Son: AMC Teases Pierce Brosnan Drama Series (Vid & Pics)

Don't mess with Texas! Below, watch the official "Bless Texas" teaser and check out these new photos for AMC's upcoming drama, The Son. Based on the Philipp Meyer novel, the series is billed as "a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise of one Texas family."The Son stars Pierce Brosnan, Jacob Lofland, Henry Garrett, Shane Graham, Elizabeth Frances, and Nick Stevenson. Meyer is executive producing with Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy, and showrunner Kevin Murphy. Expect The Son to premiere on AMC in spring 2017.Read More…
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‘The Son’: J. Quinton Johnson, Nick Stevenson & Elizabeth Frances Join AMC Series

J. Quinton Johnson (Dirty Dancing), Nick Stevenson (Orange Is The New Black) and Elizabeth Frances (Drunktown’s Finest) have booked recurring roles opposite Pierce Brosnan in AMC's upcoming drama series The Son. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Johnson will play Neptune, the…
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‘The Son’: Jacob Lofland To Play Young Version Of Pierce Brosnan’s Eli In AMC Drama

The same day Pierce Brosnan was tapped to replace Sam Neill as star of AMC’s upcoming drama The Son, Jacob Lofland has been set to play the character’s younger version. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family. Lofland will play the young Eli McCullough. Charming, self-reliant…
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Pierce Brosnan To Star In AMC Series ‘The Son’ In TV Return, Replaces Sam Neill

Exclusive: Pierce Brosnan is returning to television as the lead of AMC’s upcoming drama series The Son. The former James Bond is replacing Sam Neill who had been originally cast in the role but left for personal reasons. 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. Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, The Son is a…
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Brosnan Replaces Neill In AMC's "The Son"

Pierce Brosnan is set to replace Sam Neill in the lead role in AMC's upcoming drama series "The Son," marking only his second major TV series role - the first being the one that shot him to fame over thirty years ago - NBC's "Remington Steele".

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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