Amazon-Video Comedy Central Showtime Apple TV+ DC Universe Disney Plus YouTube Premium HBO Max Peacock source-3036 Netflix Vudu HBO Go Hulu Plus Amazon Prime CBS All Access Verizon

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Agreement.

AMC Renews The Son for Season 2

The Philipp Meyer adaptation will return

Cory Barker

AMC must have felt left out in all the upfront hysteria. The network today renewed Pierce Brosnan's The Sonfor a 10-episode second season.

Based on Philipp Meyer's best-selling novel of the same name, The Son is a generational sweeping saga about a the McCulloughs, a Texas ranching and oil family. Brosnan stars as patriarch Eli in the primary timeline, while Jacob Lofland plays the younger Eli in flashbacks. The two are joined in the cast by Henry Garrett, Sydney Lucas, Carlos Bardem and Zahn McClarnon.

Watch This Now

Looking for your next binge? TV Guide editors handpick the shows that are actually worth watching and deliver daily recommendations straight to your inbox.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

While the TV adaptation eliminates one of the timelines present in Meyer's book, the network and showrunner Kevin Murphy have expressed a desire to get there eventually. 10 more episodes will help inch the show closer to achieving that goal.

Renewal news comes just a bit past halfway in The Son's first season, which is doing quite well for AMC on Saturdays. The show is averaging 2.3 million viewers each week as part of AMC's successfully programmed block of westerns (film and TV) -- just as Hell on Wheelsdid in prior years.