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A multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pierce Brosnan ...  Eli McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jacob Lofland ...  Young Eli McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Henry Garrett ...  Pete McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Paola Nuñez ...  Maria Garcia / ... 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Zahn McClarnon ...  Toshaway 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Jess Weixler ...  Sally McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
David Wilson Barnes ...  Phineas McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Sydney Lucas ...  Jeannie McCullough 20 episodes, 2017-2019
James Parks ...  Niles Gilbert 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Elizabeth Frances ...  Prairie Flower 20 episodes, 2017-2019
Shane Graham ...  Charles McCullough 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Kathryn Prescott ...  Young Ingrid 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Caleb Burgess ...  Jonas McCullough 14 episodes, 2017-2019
Carlos Bardem ...  Pedro Garcia 10 episodes, 2017
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The Son, from writers/producers Philipp Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy and producer Michael Connolly, is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America's birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas oil empire. Written by ahmetkozan

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My Fortune is Forged in Blood

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Drama | Western

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The original mandate of the Texas Railroad Commission was to regulate the railroads. Eventually, the role of the commission evolved to include pipelines, because it served as a "common carrier" for oil transport, and then it would have oversight of the oil, gas, and mineral producers themselves. The organization serves a model for the founding of OPEC (The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) which controls the global supply and price of oil. See more »

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23 April 2017 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

This show's focus is on the relationship of a father to his son, only in this case we have several father-son relationships, including the young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) and his Comanche captor (Zahn McClarnon), the elder Eli (Pierce Brosnan) and his two sons (Henry Garrett, David Wilson Barnes), and Eli's son (Henry Garrett) with his own son (Shane Graham).

Add to the father/son relationships is a West in transition, with the end of the Buffalo hunts in mid 19th century, and the faint beginnings of the oil industry in Texas in 1915.

If this isn't enough to entice you, throw in race relations, between the whites and the Indians and the whites and the Mexicans, and within the races, between those who practice compassion and those who do not, and those who have power and those who do not.

Onto this broad landscape we have marvelous photography, great location shots, and terrific acting. This is TV at its near best, and I think it may be Brosnan's finest role.


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