Pierce Brosnan to Lead 2017 AMC Drama The Son, Replacing Sam Neill

Pierce Brosnan The Son

Remington Steele is plotting his return to television.

Pierce Brosnan, who played the aforementioned con man from 1982 to 1987, will star in AMC’s upcoming drama The Son, a “multi-generational epic tale of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family,” our sister site Deadline reports.

Brosnan’s character — Eli, the head of the McCullough family, who would come to be known as the “First Son of Texas” — was originally awarded to Sam Neill, but the Jurassic Park actor chose to vacate the role for personal reasons.

The series, which was ordered straight to series for 10 episodes, begins production in Austin later this month; it’s slated to premiere sometime in 2017.

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