The Son Season 2 Release Date, Cast Trailer, and More


The McCullough empire will be given time to expand. Blood and oil will spill all over Texas as The Son Season 2 gets underway with 10 new episodes in April 2019. AMC renewed its multi-generational Western epic series back in May 2018. At their 2019 Winter press tour appearance, however, AMC revealed that The Son Season 2 would be the show’s final season. That’s a wrap for the McCullough clan. 

The Son stars Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough, the aging patriarch of a Texas ranching and oil family. Raised by the Comanches who killed his family, Eli is an old brave in a new world.

The series is based on Philipp Meyer’s novel The Son, a New York Times best-seller and a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. “I couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing this story with our viewers,” Meyer said in a statement. The Son is written and executive produced by Meyer, showrunner Kevin Murphy, Lee Shipman, and Brian McGreevy.


The Son Season 2 Release Date

The Son Season 2 will debut on Saturday, April 27 at 9 p.m. ET.

AMC announced the release date at their 2019 TCA winter press tour appearance. The second-and-final season arrives two years after the show’s debut season. Eli McCullough is a fair and patient man. He is a deliberate man. Time may mosey along slowly in the Lone Star State, where plum trees flourish, but two years is a long break for a TV series.

Here are some freshly-released Season 2 images.

The Son Season 2 Trailer

Here’s the teaser trailer for the second season of AMC’s The Son.

The Son Season 2 Cast

“I am over the moon happy to be back in the saddle as Colonel Eli McCullough for season two of The Son and to stand shoulder-to-shoulder alongside our incredible cast of actors, writers, directors and our amazing crew in the heart of Austin, Texas,” Brosnan said in a statement.

AMC announced some fresh freshes to join Brosnan for The Son Season 2. PER AMC:

Lois Smith (Lady BirdTrue Blood) plays Jeanne Anne McCullough at 85 years old in 1988. One of the last survivors of the McCullough clan, she’s aged into a suspicious and guarded cynic who lives alone on the family ranch while still presiding over a large, multinational oil concern.  

Jeremy Bobb (Godless, Manhunt Unabomber and The Knick) plays Buddy Monahan, an affable and gregarious former wildcatter who now works as a fixer for Standard Oil of Pennsylvania. He’s a striver and a corporate climber, circa 1916, keen to prove his worth to his backers up north by cajoling ranchers into selling away their mineral rights.

Duke Davis Roberts (The Night Shift and Justified) plays Nocona, Young Eli’s friend and supporter within the Comanche world. Nocona is physically imposing, but also good natured and jocular. He is curious about the white world, and has been slowly learning English from Young Eli. 

Glenn Stanton plays Fat Wolf, Toshaway’s estranged biological son who is now chief of another band of Comanches known as the Yap-Eaters. The two Chiefs will be forced to confront a deep and lingering animosity.

David Sullivan plays Matthew Wentworth, a self-assured captain in the Texas National Guard who maintains a close relationship with Phineas McCullough, and acts as his confidante and booster. Sullivan most recently appeared in Flaked and will next be seen in the HBO miniseries, Sharp Objects

Alex Hernandez plays Ulises Gonzales, an intelligent and ambitious Mexican immigrant working illegally for Jeanne Anne in 1988. His prowess working with horses provides him with the chance to spend more time with Jeanne Anne and to learn more about the storied McCullough family’s history.

AMC offers an online The Son newsletter, where viewers can stay up-to-date with the latest news.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.

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