Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: June 22, 2016 — September 7, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Virginia Madsen, Juliet Rylance, Justin Chatwin, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman, Megan Ketch, and Elliot Knight.
TV show description:
This dramatic series revolves around a well-to-do Boston family. They are reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst may be a serial killer.
Very successful patriarch Mitchell Hawthorne (Jamey Sheridan) runs a local concrete company and is married to Madeline (Virginia Madsen). They are both very conscious of society and the importance of maintaining appearances.
Following an accident at the construction company, evidence is revealed that links the family to an infamous murderer, dubbed the Silver Bells Killer.
Their Hawthorne’s eldest daughter, Alison Hawthorne-Price (Juliet Rylance), sits on the city council and has decided to run for mayor.
A successful syndicated cartoonist, brother Cam (Justin Chatwin) has a son named Jack (Gabriel Bateman) and they have distanced themselves from Cam’s troubled ex-wife, Sophie (Stephanie Leonidas).
Daughter Tessa (Megan Ketch) is married to a Boston police detective, Brady Ross (Elliot Knight). He’s investigating newly discovered evidence in the serial-murder case.
Prodigal son Garrett (Antony Starr) reappears after 14 years away. That’s about how long it’s been since the Silver Bells Killer last claimed a victim.
As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, the family’s mounting suspicion and paranoia threatens to tear them apart.
Episode #13 — Whistler’s Mother
With a killer taunting them, the Hawthornes look to the police for assistance, but Brady needs Garrett’s help to solve the case. Alison prepares for the election and is rocked by a shocking discovery about her family and the unexpected return of an old friend. Also, as the family gathers for Election Day, they attempt to identify the killer in their midst, but one of them won’t make it
First aired: September 7, 2016.
What do you think? Do you like the American Gothic TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?