Pierce Brosnan will return as legendary “Son of Texas” Eli McCullough
Representatives of the AMC cable network had good news and bad news for fans of The Son on Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. The good news: The epic dramatic series — based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling novel of the same title — finally will return for Season Two on April 27, nearly two years after the conclusion of Season One. The bad news: There won’t be a Season Three.
According to AMC, the narrative of the final season will unfold in three alternating timelines:
“Eli McCullough (Pierce Brosnan) will stop at nothing to secure his legacy against the backdrop of the nascent oil industry of 1917. His tools are deceit, fraud and murder — weapons he wields with the effortless skill of the Comanche warrior he once was. But the biggest challenge he faces will be quelling a civil war under his own roof, triggered by his idealistic son Pete (Henry Garrett). Eli knows the ultimate prize of American dynasty is nearly in his grasp, and time is running out.
“Meanwhile, in 1851, young Eli (Jacob Lofland) is now married and a respected warrior among the Comanches, but tragedy forces him into a leadership position as the vast Comanche empire crumbles around him.
“Broadening the scope, a 1988 timeline is introduced, bringing the McCullough saga into the more immediate past. Here, at age 85, Eli’s granddaughter Jeanne Anne McCullough (Lois Smith) is confronted with a long-buried family secret.”
In addition to Brosnan, Smith, Garrett and Lofland, The Son also stars Paola Núñez, Zahn McClarnon, Jess Weixler, David Wilson Barnes, Sydney Lucas, James Parks, Elizabeth Frances, Shane Graham and Kathryn Prescott.