Pierce Brosnan at AMC….

Posted: 06/07/2016 in Uncategorized

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Pierce Brosnan Joins AMC Western Drama The Son

News Tony Sokol

6/6/2016 at 11:48AM

Pierce Brosnan wrangles his first major TV role since Remington Steele.

Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan is coming back to TV after for the starring role on a multi-generational epic The Son, a new Western genre series from AMC. Brosnan replaces actor Sam Neill, who dropped out.

The Son will be Brosnan’s first TV starring role in nearly 20 years.

Brosnan will play Eli McCullough, the head of a powerful Texas family who was born on the state’s founding as an independent republic. The family is having a tough time getting used to the less than Wild West. The Son also stars Henry Garrett, Zahn McClarnon, Paola Nunez and Sydney Lucas.

Brosnan’s last starring TV role was his breakout performance in the NBC detective series Remington Steele, which ran from 1982 to 1987, opposite Stephanie Zimbalist. Though he did charm Marge Simpson on The Simpsons in 2001 and did a voice onThomas & Friends in 2008. He also starred in the miniseries version of Around the World  in 80 Days in 1989.

Brosnan played James Bond four times. Last year Brosnan co-starred in No Escapealongside Owen Wilson and Lake Bell; Survivor with Milla Jovovich; and Some Kind of Beautiful with Salma Hayek, Jessica Alba and Malcolm McDowell. Brosnan recently completed filming The Foreigner, which was directed by Martin Campbell and co-stars Jackie Chan. Brosnan will stars in the upcoming thriller I.T.

The Son was ordered straight-to-series. AMC will air 10 hour-long episodes in 2017.

The Son begins production this month.

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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