Although they haven’t yet put out a press release, USA Network has ordered the American Rust TV show straight to series. Based on the Philipp Meyer book of the same name, the drama comes from Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman who co-created AMC‘s The Son, with Universal Cable Productions and Platform One Media.
Written by The Son team of McGreevy, Shipman, and Meyer, American Rust centers on a Pennsylvania rustbelt town. Deadline reports the USA Network series follows, “…the rise and fall of a crime-riddled community as seen through the eyes of a sheriff with a history of violence.” Casting is yet to be announced.
Here’s more, from Deadline:
This marks the first series order for Platform One Media, the global television production and distribution studio launched in July by TPG Growth and John Malone’s Liberty Global with former Gaumont Television CEO Katie O’Connell Marsh as CEO. The company absorbed TPG Growth’s Slingshot Global Media.
McGreevy and Shipman will executive produce alongside [producer Michael] De Luca via his Michael De Luca Productions and Quan Phung, Elisa Ellis and Courtney Conte of Platform One. De Luca Prods’ Elishia Holmes will serve as a co-executive producer.
What do you think? Have you watched The Son? Have you read Philipps other novel, American Rust? Do you plan to check out the American Rust TV series on USA Network? Who would you cast?