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The Son 

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A multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.
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Series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Eli McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jacob Lofland ...  Young Eli McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Henry Garrett ...  Pete McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Paola Nuñez ...  Maria Garcia / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Zahn McClarnon ...  Toshaway 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jess Weixler ...  Sally McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
David Wilson Barnes ...  Phineas McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Sydney Lucas ...  Jeannie McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
James Parks ...  Niles Gilbert 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Elizabeth Frances ...  Prairie Flower 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Shane Graham ...  Charles McCullough 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathryn Prescott ...  Young Ingrid 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Caleb Burgess ...  Jonas McCullough 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Carlos Bardem ...  Pedro Garcia 10 episodes, 2017
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The Son, from writers/producers Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy and producer Michael Connolly, is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. Written by ahmetkozan

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My Fortune is Forged in Blood

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Drama | Western

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This marks Pierce Brosnan's return to series television after his breakthrough role on Remington Steele (1982). See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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A storytelling masterwork.
16 April 2017 | by James_CamachoSee all my reviews

This is a top-tier production in terms of acting, writing, directing, cinematography and the effort put into to accurately recreate 1915 south Texas. At first, I was a bit uncertain about Pierce Brosnan's seemingly self-conscious portrayal and iffy accent (he's an Irishman playing a Texan), but he quickly, comfortably settles in to his compelling character. The other actors are of the highest caliber, particularly the show's namesake played by Henry Garrett. The scenery is also beautifully shot. And the biggest surprise is the story itself, which becomes engrossing within 30 minutes into the pilot episode. I expect very, very good things from this show. Once again AMC proves they are serious about quality television, and I do hope viewers reward "The Son" because it entirely deserves your attention.

I should add a few people have noted some time-line discrepancies. These may exist, but they are completely unimportant. Some of the other reviews here seem to nitpick over ridiculous irrelevancies. I do not know how these people can enjoy television! We have to remember a product like this costs tremendous money for a television studio trying out an unproven new show without any guarantee of ratings, and we should at least be admiring of the effort put in.


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Release Date:

8 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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