Starring Pierce Brosnan as charismatic Texas rancher Eli McCullough, “The Son” is a sweeping family saga based on Philipp Meyer’s same-title best-seller. Ten hourlong episodes trace the McCullough heritage across 150 years and three generations, focusing on Eli’s transformation from hard-working family man to paranoid, calculating killer. He’s desperate to ensure his legacy by building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth, a plan that ultimately pits him against his well-off Spanish neighbor, Pedro Garcia. A series of flashbacks brings viewers into the world of a young Eli and his father figure, Comanche war chief Toshaway, and explores the McCullough’s ascension to become a powerful family dynasty in Texas.
First episode date: April 8, 2017
Starring: Pierce Brosnan; Henry Garrett; Zahn McClarnon; Paola Nunez; Sydney Lucas
Creators: Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman
Stars: Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nuñez, Shane Graham
Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel, the multigenerational epic will follow two concurrent time periods: One, the story of young Eli McCullough after he is kidnapped and indoctrinated into a tribe of Comanches in 1849. The other, 60 years later, when we see a grown Eli struggle to maintain his family’s cattle empire during the turbulent Bandit Wars of South Texas. Actor Pierce Brosnan will play the role of Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family who applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. Born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, “The First Son of Texas” is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.