AMC today announced that it has renewed its Western drama, “The Son” for a second season. Starring Pierce Brosnan, “The Son” is a sweeping saga about a Texas ranching and oil family based on Philipp Meyer’s New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name. The series will return to AMC in 2018 with 10 new episodes.
AMC is currently airing season one of “The Son,” which is averaging 2.3 million viewers each week, capping a day of classic Western films and television shows on Saturdays. In the current television season, “The Son” is the #1 original program on cable on Saturday nights and #3 in all of television.
“‘The Son’ proudly continues our Westerns tradition at AMC, including ‘Broken Trail,’ ‘Hell on Wheels’ and decades of films from The Duke, Clint and so many more. We are so pleased to add to that list another season of our original, multi-generational drama from Philipp Meyer, Kevin Murphy and a remarkable cast led by the incomparable Pierce Brosnan,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “It’s our longstanding mission to super-serve Westerns fans on weekends and we look forward to continuing this epic next year. Welcome home, Son.”
“I couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing this story with our viewers,” said co-creator and executive producer, Philipp Meyer. “Thank you to our wonderful cast and crew, as well as AMC and Sonar for allowing us to continue this journey.”