Pierce Brosnan’s Western series The Son, which is based on Philipp Meyer’s novel of the same name, has been renewed for a second series.
The “multi-generational epic” tells the story “of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.”
Brosnan plays Eli, head of the McCullough family, who was kidnapped as a child and raised by the Comanche Native American tribe, an upbringing which informs how he conducts his business dealings.
Born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname “First Son of Texas” Eli is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.
Poldark’s Henry Garrett co-stars as, Eli’s eldest son who grew up in his shadow and struggles to make his impossible father proud.
The series airs in the UK on the BT-exclusive AMC channel.
“‘The Son’ proudly continues our Westerns tradition at AMC, including ‘Broken Trail,’ ‘Hell on Wheels’ and decades of films from The Duke, Clint and so many more. We are so pleased to add to that list another season of our original, multi-generational drama from Philipp Meyer, Kevin Murphy and a remarkable cast led by the incomparable Pierce Brosnan,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios.
“It’s our longstanding mission to super-serve Westerns fans on weekends and we look forward to continuing this epic next year. Welcome home, Son.”
Series co-creator and executive producer, Philipp Meyer, said: “I couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing this story with our viewers.”
Brosnan said he was “over the moon” to be returning for a second series.