Airdate: The Son

2017 US western The Son will screen late nights on SBS from next week.

The 10 part series based on the 2013 book of the same name by Philipp Meyer features Pierce Brosnan as a Texas cattle baron who takes an interest in the oil industry.

This premiered to mixed reviews in April 2017 and has ben renewed for a second season.

Based on the New York Times best seller and Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, The Son is a sweeping family saga that spans 150 years and three generations of the McCullough family. The ten-episode, one-hour drama traces the story of Eli McCullough’s (Pierce Brosnan) transformation from good-natured innocence to calculated violence, as 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 Son deftly explores how Eli’s ruthlessness and quest for power triggers consequences that span generations, as the McCulloughs rise to become one of the richest families reigning in Texas.

Episode One: First Son of Texas
Eli McCullough must survive a frontier Comanche attack in 1849 and lead his family’s empire through difficult times in 1915.

Tuesday, 7 August at 11.00pm on SBS (all episodes on SBS On Demand from August 7)


  1. TasTVcameraman

    Thanks David, brilliant series. I am able to see why it is on at the time it is, it is just too good for the viewers who enjoy The Block and My House Rules or My Kitchen rules whatever they are called.

  2. Thanks for this David. A bit late for this early to bed, rise before the chooks viewer, so I’ll watch on SBS On Demand. “The Son” does have a similar theme to Dallas as Southfork Ranch was built on ranching. Jock Ewing saved the ranch using the millions he made from Oil. I’m a sucker for a series built around a sweeping saga.

  3. Sounds like ‘Dallas’ meets ‘Bonanza’, but to be honest, this is a very well trodden genre in both film and TV with many examples over the last 75 odd years-Pierce will add a touch of class at least!

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