London's commuters and tourists were given a shock on Tuesday when the city’s famous landmarks and busy streets were visited by a parade of cowboys and cowgirls.

Characters on horseback and on foot, as well as a horse drawn carriage, processed through Central London suprising morning commuters, from South Bank, across Waterloo Bridge and west down Embankment.

The Son on AMC invades London

The Wild West stunt was for AMC’s The Son – the new epic family drama starring Pierce Brosnan.

The Son premieres in the UK at 9pm tonight on AMC, BT TV channel 332/381 HD, exclusive to BT customers.

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The Son on AMC stunt in London

The 10-part drama series is also available for BT Sport pack subscribers on Sky channel 192.

Based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel, The Son is a sweeping saga spanning 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family.

The Son on AMC stunt in London

The series traces the story of Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan), the charismatic family patriarch. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings.

Watch the UK premiere of The Son, Tuesday, April 18th at 9pm on AMC - exclusive to BT customers.

AMC is BT TV channel 332/381 HD and available for BT Sport Pack customers on Sky Guide channel 192.

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