Trust us. The new Trust TV show premieres on FX on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10:00pm ET/PT. The story kicks off with the 1973 kidnapping of Getty heir John Paul Getty III. The series comes from creator Simon Beaufoy, who executive produces with Danny Boyle and Christian Colson.
An FX true crime drama, Trust stars Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Michael Esper, Hilary Swank, Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli.
Learn more about the Trust TV series premiere from this FX press release excerpt.
FX Networks Sets Upcoming Premiere Dates
Jan 5, 2018 1:44 PM
LOS ANGELES, January 5, 2018 – FX Networks has set the premiere dates for several of its most acclaimed and anticipated series, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President, Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. The slate includes Atlanta Robbin’ Season, the series premiere of the drama series Trust, and the sixth and final season of the acclaimed The Americans.
The premiere dates for the new and returning series are as follows:
- Atlanta Robbin’ Season – Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
- Trust – Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
- The Americans – Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX
FX Networks has previously announced the premiere dates for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX) and the third season of Baskets (Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX).
Trust, the first season of the new drama series, will premiere on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. Inspired by actual events, Trust delves into the trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys.
Equal parts family history, dynastic saga and an examination of the corrosive power of money, Trust explores the complexities at the heart of every family, rich or poor. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III (Harris Dickinson), an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome. His captors banked on a multi-million-dollar ransom. After all, what rich family wouldn’t pay for the return of a loved one?
Paul’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty Sr. (Donald Sutherland), an enigmatic oil tycoon and possibly the richest man in the world, is marooned in a Tudor mansion in the English countryside surrounded by a harem of mistresses and a pet lion. He’s busy.
Paul’s father, J. Paul Getty Jr. (Michael Esper), is lost in a daze in London and refuses to answer the phone. Only Paul’s mother, Gail Getty (Hilary Swank), is left to negotiate with the increasingly desperate kidnappers. Unfortunately, she’s broke.
Trust charts the teenage grandson’s nightmare ordeal at the hands of kidnappers who cannot understand why nobody seems to want their captive back. The cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley and Luca Marinelli.
Trust is created by Simon Beaufoy and executive produced by Danny Boyle, Beaufoy and Christian Colson, with Boyle directing the first three episodes. The show is produced by FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibal Films and Snicket Films Limited.
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