Former “Remington Steele” star Pierce Brosnan will replace Sam Neill in upcoming AMC drama “The Son.” Based on the book by Philipp Meyer and written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, “The Son” is described as a multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Brosnan will play Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family. 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.
Ten episodes of “The Son” have been ordered, for a planned premiere in 2017. Sonar Entertainment and AMC Studios are producing the series, which co-stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sydney Lucas. Michael Connolly also executive produces.