AMC Orders Second Season of the 'The Son'

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Henry Garrett and Pierce Brosnan in The Son

AMC says it has renewed its Pierce Brosnan-led western The Son for a 10-episode, second season to air in 2018.

The Texas-set drama follows members of a ranching and oil family. It is based on Philipp Meyer's novel of the same name.

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"The Son proudly continues our westerns tradition at AMC, including Broken Trail, Hell on Wheels and decades of films from The Duke, Clint [Eastwood] and so many more. We are so pleased to add to that list another season of our original, multi-generational drama from Philipp Meyer, Kevin Murphy and a remarkable cast led by the incomparable Pierce Brosnan," Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, said in a statement Friday. "It's our longstanding mission to super-serve westerns fans on weekends and we look forward to continuing this epic next year. Welcome home, Son."

"I couldn't be more excited to continue sharing this story with our viewers," added Meyer, who serves as the show's co-creator and executive producer. "Thank you to our wonderful cast and crew, as well as AMC and Sonar for allowing us to continue this journey."

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"I am over-the-moon happy to be back in the saddle as Colonel Eli McCullough for Season 2 of The Son and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder alongside our incredible cast of actors, writers, directors and our amazing crew in the heart of Austin, Texas," remarked Brosnan. "And, above all else, to our ever-growing fan base, I extend my heartfelt thanks for your support."

Season 1 is airing on the cable network now.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.