Airdate: Texas Rising

All-star miniseries will air on FX in August.


FX has announced upcoming miniseries Texas Rising will air in August.

From the team behind Hatfieds & McCoys, the 10 part series depicts the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers.

Directed by Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission) it features an all-star cast including Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan and Kris Kristofferson.

It premiered in the US last month.

In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes—no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna (Olivier Martinez). The heroic General Sam Houston (Bill Paxton), the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas” lead this story of the human will to win against insurmountable odds. At the end, the Texas flags stood tall and victorious, claiming a piece of history for all eternity.

This is the real legend of the Wild West; as dangerous, beautiful and seductive as the ‘Yellow Rose’ herself. Texas Rising tells a powerful story of duty and honour in an epic, ambitious adventure. There are times in the building of civilisations that men must stand and be counted, or fall and be forgotten. Texas is Rising.

Wednesday 19 August at 7.30pm AEST on FX.

3 Responses

  1. The quality of the program and the historical inaccuracies aside I do have a question about format and length.

    First in the US on their History channel this was shown in 5 parts, each 2 hours (90min minis ads) why are we getting it over 10 weeks at 45 min long? Did they want to burn it off in the US quickly?

    Also in the US it was aired in cinema wide screen 21:9, where as here we get it in normal wide screen 16:9.

  2. Happy to hear it’s bad, thank you melmac. I would have been tempted.
    However, I’ve stopped watching the FX channel completely, due to their excessive and overlong ad breaks, plus constant promos for other programs on top of the program you might be trying to watch.
    When Wayward Pines was coming, they had an ad for it on screen for the whole of another program.
    That’s when I dropped every FX program from the IQ planner.

  3. Watched 2 eps of this for free on my appletv with the US History channel App, it was bad and I mean really bad which was massively disappointing because I visited the Alamo last year and wanted to like it 🙁

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