Pierce Brosnan returns to television in The Son


by Ed Gross |
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For the first time since 1982-87's Remington Steele, former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is returning to television in AMC's straight-to-series The Son.

Described as a multi-generational epic tale of America's birth as a superpower thorugh the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family, The Son (based on the novel by Philipp Meyer) sees Brosnan (replacing the departing Sam Neill) as McCullough family patriarch Eli. According to Deadline, "As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. He was born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname 'First Son of Texas' and is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy."

Serving as showrunner/executive producer of the series is Kevin Murphy, whose previous credits include Syfy's Caprica and Defiance. The Son begins production this month in Austin, Texas and will see its first season of ten episodes debut on AMC in 2017.

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