James Bond is coming to the small screen. Deadline reports Pierce Brosnan has replaced Sam Neill in AMC’s upcoming new series The Son.
Based on the novel by Philipp Meyer, the drama charts “the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family” across multiple generations.
Brosnan will play Eli, the charismatic patriarch of the McCullough family. As a child, he was kidnapped and raised among the Comanche Native American tribe and applies the brutal Comanche worldview to his business dealings. He was born on the day Texas became an independent Republic, earning the nickname “First Son of Texas” and is a relic of the Wild West, uneasy with the inexorable taming of Texas and the uncertain future of his legacy.”
The Son begins production in Texas this month and is slated to premiere in 2017.
What do you think? Have you read The Son? Will you watch the series?