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The Son

The Son

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  • Premiered: 
    April 8, 2017
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  • Network: AMC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2013 book (The Son) by Philipp Meyer 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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  • Season 1
    • Amazon
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
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Plot Synopsis

Based on Philipp Meyer's novel of the same name, THE SON a ten-episode series that traces the story of Eli McCullough's transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as he loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. Spanning 150 years and three generations, THE SON explores how Eli's ruthlessness and quest for power triggers centuries-long consequences, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families -- mirroring the birth and rise of three empires: oil, Texas and America. On Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9-11pm ET/PT, AMC broadcast the series premiere of THE SON, showing back-to-back new episodes, "First Son of Texas" and "The Plum Tree." The series opens with Eli McCullough surviving a Comanche attack in 1849, and in 1915, leading his family's empire.
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On October 3, 2017 Liongate Home Entertainment released THE SON Season 1 on DVD Based on Philipp Meyer's Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name, the highly anticipated series stars Pierce Brosnan in the sweeping saga of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. Own it NOW! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features:
- Never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Five months earlier -- on Friday, May 12 -- AMC announced it renewed THE SON for a second season, schedule to debut in 2018.

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