In the fifth episode, “No Prisoners,” an enemy forces Young Eli to question his loyalties in 1849. In 1915, the McCulloughs’ past comes back to haunt them with deadly results.
The series is based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel of the same name, and stars Pierce Brosnan. Consisting of ten one-hour episodes, “The Son” traces the transformation of Eli McCullough (Brosnan) from good-natured innocent to calculating killer. He loses everything on the wild frontier, setting him on the path to building a ranching-and-oil dynasty of unsurpassed wealth and privilege. The series deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCullough’s rise to become one the most powerful family dynasties in Texas.
“The Son” is executive produced by showrunner Kevin Murphy (“Defiance”), co-creators Philipp Meyer, Brian McGreevy (“Hemlock Grove”) and Lee Shipman (“Hemlock Grove”), director Tom Harper (“War & Peace,” “Peaky Blinders”) and Sonar Entertainment’s Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. In addition to Brosnan, cast members include Jacob Lofland (“Justified,” “Texas Rising,” Maze Runner), Henry Garrett (Beauty and the Beast, “Poldark”), Paola Nunez (“Amor en Custodia”), Carlos Bardem (Assassin’s Creed), Zahn McClarnon (“Fargo”), Jess Weixler (“The Good Wife”), David Wilson Barnes (Capote, The Bourne Legacy), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), James Parks (The Hateful Eight, “Deadwood”) and Elizabeth Frances (“Love”).
Series: The Son Season 1 Episode 5
Air Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on AMC