First Look: Pierce Brosnan in AMC’s ‘The Son’ (Photo)

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James Bond, no more.

Pierce Brosnan has taken on a rugged oil tycoon look for his latest venture as Eli McCullough in the upcoming AMC show “The Son.”

In a first look image released to Variety, the former Bond actor is pictured with a hat in his left hand and a finger dangerously close to the trigger of a gun in his right.

Brosnan replaced Sam Neill, who was originally cast back in March 2016, in the central role of the patriarch of a wealthy Texas family. “The Son” is based on the novel of the same name by Philipp Meyer, who will serve as a writer and executive producer on the show. The drama follows the McCullough family’s rise and fall over multiple generations, concurrent with America’s birth as a superpower.

The show marks a return to the small screen for Brosnan, after his last big TV role back in the 1980’s on NBC’s “Remington Steele.” He is best known as the suave British secret agent James Bond, an iconic character he played for a series of movies from 1995 to 2002.

“The Son” hails from AMC Studios and Sonar Entertainment, and is executive produced by Meyer, Lee Shipman, Brian McGreevy and showrunner Kevin Murphy. Production will begin in Austin, Texas, in June. The 10-episode season is set to premiere sometime in 2017.

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  1. Mike says:

    Actually his finger is right where it is supposed to be, which is outside the trigger guard until the gun is sighted on a target.

    Props to AMC for getting that right, he actually looks like he knows what he’s doing.

  2. Frank says:

    “In a first look image released to Variety, the former Bond actor is pictured with a hat in his left hand and a finger dangerously close to the trigger of a gun in his right.”

    Dangerously close? As in it’s attached to the hand that’s holding the rifle? His finger is clearly outside the trigger guard.

  3. Sick and tired of another EHGLISH “CHAP”, playing an American. My point of view starting with Harry Potter not using any Americans in any of its movies, so I really do not what to see English playing Americans

    • BJ Hix says:

      Here is a problem with your reasoning of an “English chap” playing an American – Pierce Brosnan is IRISH, which is the nationality of the character he is playing. That is what this story is about, how the American-Irish settled the area during this time frame. At the time Texas as not part of the United States.. I’ve researched my family tree back to the 1300 and they come come Ireland and Scotland. I have DNA conformation on my family tree and it was a very small family that ALL people with the same last name can trace their lineage back to this particular family. They came to America in 1700 and ended up migrating to Texas by 1780. They would have been American-Irish/Scottish. So my family showed up about the same time. Quit squawking about an Irish man playing the part – we are all immigrants unless you are a Native American Indian.

    • Frank says:

      Harry Potter actors were all British because J.K Rowling originally said that ALL the characters in the Harry Potter books are British. So sick and tired of Americans playing British charactors.

  4. Jennifer Capoccia says:

    Production started LAST June and it will air in either March or April.

  5. Charles Coulter says:

    Will be a great show.. I had the extreme pleasure of being part of the Texas crew and working with this great cast

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