Episodes: 10 (hour).
TV show dates: March 25, 2018 — May 27, 2018.
Series status: Ended.
Performers include: Harris Dickinson, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Swank, Michael Esper, Brendan Fraser, Anna Chancellor, Norbert Leo Butz, Charlotte Riley, and Luca Marinelli.
TV show description:
From creator Simon Beaufoy, the Trust TV show is a drama anthology series. Based on real-life events throughout the 20th Century, the series delves into the lives of the Getty family, one of the country’s wealthiest oil dynasties.
The first season of Trust kicks off in 1973, in Rome, when the Italian mafia kidnaps heir John Paul Getty III (Dickinson). Due to their hostage’s pedigree, the kidnappers are counting on reaping a handsome, multi-million dollar ransom, but there are issues with this troubled family — ones they never anticipated.
Although he is the richest man on earth, the mysterious Jean Paul Getty (Sutherland) is essentially holed up in an English countryside Tudor mansion. He spends his days with a virtual harem at his disposal, as well as a pet lion. His grandson’s fate hardly rates.
Meanwhile, J. Paul Getty, Jr. (Esper) is of no more help. Lost in a London fog of his own making, the young victim’s father does not even answer his telephone.
With no help from her son’s father or grandfather, it is left up to Gail Getty (Swank) to negotiate with the criminals who have abducted her son. While the kidnappers grow more anxious and ever more desperate, Gail doesn’t have two nickels to rub together.
In season one, Trust, delves into the young Getty’s ordeal, as he is stuck with captors who cannot conceive of the fact that this wealthy family is not exhausting every option to get back one of their own.
Episode #10 — Consequences
The Gettys and the Italians deal with the repercussions of the kidnapping, and Chace embarks on a new journey.
First aired: May 27, 2018.
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