There will be blood — and Damnation — in USA Network’s newest original series.
Damnation, created by Longmire producer Tony Tost, has been greenlit officially at the basic cable network, TVLine has learned. The hour-long drama is described as a 1930s-set saga about the “mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed” and “charlatans and prophets” in America’s heartland.
The pilot introduces viewers to Seth Davenport (Ripper Street‘s Killian Scott), a man who poses as a small town Iowa preacher in an effort to start a “full-blown insurrection against the status quo,” per the network synopsis. Creeley Turner (Quarry‘s Logan Marshall-Green), a professional strikebreaker who shares a “secret, bloody past” with Seth, is hired by an industrialist tycoon to prevent a potential uprising.
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Tost serves as an executive producer on the project, alongside Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones), James Mangold (Zoo) and Daniel Rappaport (Fastlane). Oscar-nominated director David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water) directed the pilot.
Damnation is set to debut on USA Network in October. What’s more, Netflix, which is co-producing the drama with Universal Cable Productions, will be the exclusive home to the series outside of the United States.
Will you tune in to — or at the very least, set your DVRs for — Damnation?