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.