The Son will return for its final season on Tuesday, April 30th on AMC - the drama channel exclusive to BT customers.
Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name, The Son is a multi-generational saga about the birth of America and the rise and fall of the McCullough’s, a Texas ranching and oil family.
The show stars Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough, Henry Garrett (Pete McCullough), Paola Nunez (Maria Garcia), Sydney Lucas (Jeannie McCullough) and Jacob Lofland (Young Eli). In addition, the series also stars Zahn McClarnon, Jess Weixler, David Wilson Barnes, James Parks, Elizabeth Frances, Shane Graham and Kathryn Prescott.
Season two will introduce a third timeline, bringing the show into the 1980s with the character of Jeanne McCullough now 85 years old.
This spring, the saga comes to a close. The final season of The Son starts Tuesday, April 30th on AMC.
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"Every job I do, I want to be different by the end of it…Pete forced me to learn about myself," said The Son's Henry Garrett.
"I think it’s easy to see Pete's actions and think maybe he was trying to avoid certain challenges or he was trying to avoid conflict. The path he chose was maybe the tougher one. Not going with what was expected at that time, to always go for your gun."
Speaking about his relationship with Eli, Pierce Brosnan told BT TV: "There’s a lot of miles under the belt in my own years as a man as an actor, as a father, I’ve dealt with various traumas in life, tragedies in life. Eli and I seem to have a kinship to each other - I’m very fond of the character and I enjoy playing him.
"This is the second season, and we’re coming to the end of the second season and it has a certain emotionality for me as a father with four sons.
"I identify strongly with Eli. I know what it’s like to be an outsider, I know what it’s like to be an immigrant, I know what it’s like to be a survivor."
Speaking about his personal highlight from making the series, Garrett said: "For me, what interests me about acting is seeing a different perspective, experiencing someone's life experience that you would never have the chance to experience.
"What Pete goes through - he just goes through hell with his father with his family, with things he’s made to do. Its tough. So as the actor, you want to go there and lend your life experience to that and open up to the experience that’s been put on you by the writers."
Who is joining the cast for season two?
Season 1 stars Pierce Brosnan, Henry Garrett, Paola Nunez, Sydney Lucas and Jacob Lofland will all return with a collection of new arrivals.
Lois Smith, Jeremy Bobb, Duke Davis Roberts and Glenn Stanton are among the stars joining the series
Meet the new cast
Lois Smith joins the cast as Jeanne Anne McCullough at 85 years old in 1988. One of the last survivors of the McCullough clan, she’s aged into a suspicious and guarded cynic who lives alone on the family ranch while still presiding over a large, multinational oil concern. Her storied career has included roles in film and the Broadway stage and she most recently appeared in the hit independent film Lady Bird. Additional credits include True Blood, Minority Report and her critically acclaimed performance in this year’s film, Marjorie Prime.
Jeremy Bobb plays Buddy Monahan, an affable and gregarious former wildcatter who now works as a fixer for Standard Oil of Pennsylvania. He’s a striver and a corporate climber, circa 1916, keen to prove his worth to his backers up north by cajoling ranchers into selling away their mineral rights. Bobb recently appeared in Godless, Manhunt Unabomber and The Knick.
Duke Davis Roberts plays Nocona, Young Eli’s friend and supporter within the Comanche world. Nocona is physically imposing, but also good natured and jocular. He is curious about the white world, and has been slowly learning English from Young Eli. Roberts prior credits include recurring roles on The Night Shift and Justified.
Glenn Stanton plays Fat Wolf, Toshaway’s estranged biological son who is now chief of another band of Comanches known as the Yap-Eaters. The two Chiefs will be forced to confront a deep and lingering animosity. He stars in the upcoming Blackpills series, Simi Valley.
David Sullivan plays Matthew Wentworth, a self-assured captain in the Texas National Guard who maintains a close relationship with Phineas McCullough, and acts as his confidante and booster. Sullivan most recently appeared in Flaked and will next be seen in the HBO miniseries, Sharp Objects.
Alex Hernandez plays Ulises Gonzales, an intelligent and ambitious Mexican immigrant working illegally for Jeanne Anne in 1988. His prowess working with horses provides him with the chance to spend more time with Jeanne Anne and to learn more about the storied McCullough family’s history. Hernandez will next be seen in the third season of the Peabody-winning series, UNREAL.
What do we know about season two?
Eli McCullough (Brosnan) will stop at nothing to secure his legacy against the backdrop of the nascent oil industry of 1917. His tools are deceit, fraud and murder -- weapons he wields with the effortless skill of the Comanche warrior he once was. But the biggest challenge he faces will be quelling a civil war under his own roof, triggered by his idealistic son Pete (Henry Garrett). Eli knows the ultimate prize of American dynasty is nearly in his grasp, and time is running out.
Meanwhile, in 1851, young Eli (Jacob Lofland) is now married and a respected warrior among the Comanches, but tragedy forces him into a leadership position as the vast Comanche empire crumbles around him.
Broadening the scope, a 1988 timeline is introduced, bringing the McCullough saga into the more immediate past. Here, at age 85, Eli’s granddaughter Jeanne Anne McCullough (Lois Smith) is confronted with a long-buried family secret.
When is The Son back on TV?
The Son starring Pierce Brosnan returns at 9pm on Tuesday, 30th April, exclusive to BT customers.