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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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Cast

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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Official Sites:

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Trivia

The original mandate of the Texas Railroad Commission was to regulate the railroads. Eventually, the role of the commission evolved to include pipelines, because it served as a "common carrier" for oil transport, and then it would have oversight of the oil, gas, and mineral producers themselves. The organization serves a model for the founding of OPEC (The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) which controls the global supply and price of oil. See more »

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Gritty & Raw Account of South Texas Frontier Life
9 April 2017 | by marthablinerSee all my reviews

I am only through the first two episodes, but I created an IMDb account just so I could review this program. It's awesome. Don't let the negative reviews keep you from watching it. I'm a seventh generation Texan from South Texas. It's as if the mythology of my family history has come to life. For anyone doubting the historical accuracy of the writing, simply google Mary Hefferman of Beeville, Texas for a brutal account of the violent clashes between whites and Indians. Or read up on the legacy of the famous King Ranch, whose Running W brand no doubt provided the inspiration for the McCoullough family ranch brand. The mythical depiction of the oil, the politics, the violence, the opulence, and the toughness of the people is all very real. Don't let some dumb dumbs who aren't from Texas tell you it isn't, because it is.


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