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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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Young Eli is forced into a life-changing decision in 1852. In 1916, Eli wages a final war with Standard Oil, forcing a confrontation with Pete.


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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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based on novel | See All (1) »

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My Fortune is Forged in Blood

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Drama | Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

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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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Standard Oil was founded by John D. Rockefeller. It which was eventually broken up due to anti-trust concerns, and what remained became Exxon (Esso outside the US). See more »

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

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Great first episodes!
9 April 2017 | by dawnrzrSee all my reviews

Yes, this series is a bit cruel, which is only realistic since it's set in early 1900 (and before). A show must be able to show topics like racism and savagery without people shouting "it's a racist show!" like one person did here. It has nothing to do with racism. The whites are not portrayed in a very favorable light at all many times, far from it.

The pacing is slow compared to more "actioney" shows like Hell on Wheels. It has a main and a secondary plot, both of which are very enjoyable. So far it does not contain any cheap nudity or such, which i think is welcome.

It's leaning far more towards realism than being over the top - everything from clothing to language e.g the native Americans speak their own language. So if you're expecting Xena in Texas, well, you'll be disappointed ;)

Like always I really enjoyed Zahn McClarnon's performance, great actor with such great presence.

Looking forward to see more.


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