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Texas Rising 

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The story of how the Texas Rangers were created.




Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Bill Paxton ...  Sam Houston 5 episodes, 2015
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ...  'Deaf' Smith 5 episodes, 2015
Olivier Martinez ...  Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna 5 episodes, 2015
Thomas Jane ...  James Wykoff 5 episodes, 2015
Crispin Glover ...  Mosley Baker 5 episodes, 2015
Jeremy Davies ...  Ephraim Knowles 5 episodes, 2015
Rhys Coiro ...  Vern Elwood 5 episodes, 2015
Christopher McDonald ...  Henry Karnes 5 episodes, 2015
Max Thieriot ...  Jack Hays 5 episodes, 2015
Cynthia Addai-Robinson ...  Emily West 5 episodes, 2015
Robert Knepper ...  Empresario Buckley 5 episodes, 2015
Chad Michael Murray ...  Mirabeau Lamar 5 episodes, 2015
Jeff Fahey ...  Thomas Rusk 5 episodes, 2015
Sarah Jones ...  Pauline Wykoff 5 episodes, 2015
Joe Egender ...  Beans Wilkins 5 episodes, 2015
Robert Baker ...  Big Foot Wallace 5 episodes, 2015
Stephen Monroe Taylor ...  Gator Davis 5 episodes, 2015
Trevor Donovan ...  Kit Acklin 5 episodes, 2015
Rob Morrow ...  Colonel James Fannin 5 episodes, 2015
Kris Kristofferson ...  Andrew Jackson 5 episodes, 2015
Brendan Fraser ...  Billy Anderson 5 episodes, 2015
Ray Liotta ...  Lorca 5 episodes, 2015
Gerardo Taracena ...  Manuel Flores 5 episodes, 2015
Raúl Méndez ...  Juan Seguin 5 episodes, 2015
Jacob Lofland ...  Colby Pit 5 episodes, 2015
Antonio de la Vega ...  Almonte 5 episodes, 2015
Darrell Fetty ...  Doc Ewing 5 episodes, 2015
Harold Torres ...  Portilla 5 episodes, 2015
Horacio Garcia Rojas ...  Buffalo Hump 5 episodes, 2015
Vico Escorcia ...  Sarah Ewing 5 episodes, 2015
Mayra Serbulo Mayra Serbulo ...  Guadalupe 5 episodes, 2015
John Elvis John Elvis ...  Yellow Knife 5 episodes, 2015
Johnathon Schaech ...  Colonel Sherman 5 episodes, 2015
Paula Romo Paula Romo ...  Emilia 5 episodes, 2015
Courtney Gains ...  Cole Hornfischer 4 episodes, 2015
Molly McMichael ...  Rebecca Pit 4 episodes, 2015
Geoffrey Blake ...  Colonel George 'Boots' Hockley 4 episodes, 2015
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...  Romolo / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Amen Igbinosun ...  Nate 4 episodes, 2015
Nigel Haaswijk Nigel Haaswijk ...  Clarence 4 episodes, 2015
Madelyn Deutch ...  Curls 3 episodes, 2015
Adam Hicks ...  Truett Fincham 2 episodes, 2015
Dillon Lane ...  Yancy Burns 2 episodes, 2015
Darby Hinton ...  President Burnet 2 episodes, 2015
Jake Busey ...  Samuel Wallace 2 episodes, 2015
James Paxton ...  Roy 2 episodes, 2015
Antonio Monroi Antonio Monroi ...  Maguara 2 episodes, 2015
Gustavo Terrazas Najera Gustavo Terrazas Najera ...  Moises 2 episodes, 2015
Jon Bloch ...  Captain Markus 2 episodes, 2015
Armando Espitia ...  Ubaldo 2 episodes, 2015
Alejandro Bracho Alejandro Bracho ...  General Urrea 2 episodes, 2015
Harlow Jane-Arquette Harlow Jane-Arquette ...  Stephanie Wykoff 2 episodes, 2015
Daniel Walker Daniel Walker ...  Fuzz 2 episodes, 2015
Ian Shultz Ian Shultz ...  Lucas Wykoff 2 episodes, 2015


A depiction of the rise of Texas from the Battle of the Alamo to San Jacinto. A story told through the lives of the men who gave everything up to defend an infant country from a ruthless Dictator and Native Americans, and paved the way for the Republic of Texas to emerge. Written by jblueboy

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Don't mess with Texas


Drama | History | Western


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John Coffee Hays kills a man in a saloon quick draw fight. This would be an unlikely feat in real-life. It is accepted now that quick draw contests in the Old West were not common (only one is recorded in history) due to the innacurate fire produced from shooting from the hip. These Old West six-guns had rifled barrels which spun the round creating a more accurate trajectory - the flintlock pistols of the 1830s were not rifled, meaning they were ineffective beyond a few feet, as you would likely miss. What's more, in a quick draw, you cock the pistol with your thumb as you remove it from the holster, with a flintlock, you don't have a hammer. You have a large lock that holds the flint in jaws. To pull this lock back, you need to use your free hand, it is impossible to do with the thumb of your gun hand, meaning that you can't pull and fire the weapon in one motion, a necessity for quick draw. See more »


None of the landscape resembles the Texas areas portrayed in this series. There are no mountains between San Antonio and Houston. Filming occurred in Mexico. See more »


Follows Texas Rising: The Lost Soldier (2015) See more »

User Reviews

I wanted so much to like this series...

History Channel has presented some great historically-based miniseries in the past (Hatfields & McCoys for example), but Texas Rising is not a good example and it's not even interesting. I can hardly watch it...boring, bad acting, bad dialog and accents, even fake-looking "Texas" scenery. When previews began, I could not wait to watch this series, but I felt as though this series was thrown together to meet some kind of internal deadline. Most of the characters are unsympathetic and rigid. The only redeeming aspect to this series and the reason I rated it a 5 and not a 1 is the deliciously evil performance of Ray Liotta. Let's hope the next "History Channel Presents" is better than this one.

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Release Date:

25 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico

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