History Expands ‘Texas Rising’ Miniseries to 10 Hours

History Expands 'Texas Rising' Miniseries 10

The History miniseries “Texas Rising,” set to bow on Memorial Day, has been expanded to 10 hours and will air over the course of five weeks, the network announced on Tuesday.

The series, which details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers, will air two-hour installments on both Memorial Day (May 25) and the next night (Tuesday, May 26). Its final six hours will then be played out over the next three Mondays (June 1, 8 and 15).

It had originally been planned as a six-hour series.

Roland Joffe is directing “Texas Rising,” whose all-star cast includes Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. It is produced by A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media. Leslie Greif serves as executive producer.  Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executives in charge of production.

History is hoping ratings magic can strike twice with Paxton and another event series set in the South. Paxton played the leader of the McCoy family in the network’s blockbuster 2012 miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.”


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  1. Steve Dvorak says:

    good show but way too too many commercials and the number of days between episodes makes it tough to watch

  2. Ricky G. says:

    love the show don’t think anyone could play the role of sam houston better than bill paxton and the rest of the cast is just amazing

  3. Texan Forever says:

    Couldn’t last through more than 45 minutes of this stinker. Variety has apparently taken down the first 50 reviews because they were all so bad. This isn’t even good historic fiction. It’s bad on so many levels. Historically inaccurate, poor writing, terribly trite lines, poor scene sequencing, and worst of all, filmed in the high mountains of inland Durango, Mexico. The dry rocky topography is totally unlike the central Texas plains and near-swamplands of the Texas coast. Many Mexicans drowned in swampy Peggy Lake trying to escape the gunfire of the final battle for Texas independence at San Jacinto.

    My great-great-grandfather was one of the wounded at San Jacinto. All Texans I know are insulted by this incompetent depiction of what could have been a great story.

    • Dave E says:

      Texan Forever..how did you last even 45 minutes…I watched 5 minutes than a 5 minute commercial break than 4 minutes and then another 4 minutes of commercials…I will be cutting my cable cord as i refuse to pay for TV ads instead of programming…

  4. The Viewing Public says:

    Bill Paxton my old favourite and Trevor Donovan my new favourite. #PERFECT Man I hope it’s as awesome as it sounds

  5. Michael says:

    I can’t buy Brendan Fraser dressed like that…

  6. jarpnkrcknl says:

    Just what we need,a white-washing of an armed insurrection by illegal immigrants who did not want to follow the laws,learn the customs of a sovereign nation.I can’t wait to see Davey Crockett swinging his rifle clubbing the “evil” Mexicans when in reality he was executed after caught trying to escape dressed as a woman.

  7. Angela says:

    So they had additional footage they were later told they could use?

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