The last time we saw Pierce Brosnan on a television series was on Remington Steele. This time around instead of playing a detective, he plays the patriarch of the McCullough clan, a Texas family rich in the oil and cattle business.
The series is based on Philipp Meyer's 2013 novel of the same name. If focuses on Eli's life as a young boy growing up in 1849 and as an adult in 1915. It wasn't an easy road for Eli and he'll do anything to protect what he worked so hard and suffered for, no matter the consequences.
Like any television family saga, this epic western is full of drama and intrigue and should definitely be on your must-watch list. Plus, did we mention it stars Pierce Brosnan?
Take a look at the who's who on the show below, and let us know if you'll be tuning in
The two-hour premiere of The Son airs on Saturday, April 8 at 9/8c on AMC.
The Cast of The Son
Here are the major players in AMC's new western saga based on the book by Philipp Meyer.
Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough
Eli is head of the McCullough clan. His younger life wasn't easy, but he's fought through it and found success as cattle ranch owner and oil magnate. He intends on keeping his legacy alive and will do so by any means necessary.
Jacob Lofland as Young Eli
Eli was the only survivor of the Comanche attack on his family's cabin. His tenacity and inner strength helped him survive life with the Comanche and helped him become successful as a rancher and oil magnate.
Zahn McClarnon as Toshaway
Toshaway is a Comanche war chief and the leader of the band who captures Young Eli. He sees the boy's potential to be a great warrior and eventually comes to view Eli as a son.
Elizabeth Frances as Prairie Flower
Prairie Flower is a young and strong-willed Comanche woman who seduces Eli and becomes the greatest love of his life.
Henry Garrett as Pete McCullough
Pete is Eli's youngest son and runs the McCullough ranch. He lives there with his wife, Sally and their three children. Pete believes that people have the choice and capacity to treat each other with basic goodness, but as violence lands on their doorstep, he just might be forced to change his views about human nature.