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[05/30/14 - 10:57 AM]
History Television Event Series "Texas Rising" Casts Kris Kristofferson as Andrew Jackson
During the Texas Revolution, President Jackson avoided direct U.S. involvement, unwilling to risk open war against Mexico as he continued to monitor the political situation.

[05/28/14 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 28
Updates include: Hulu, Sony Pictures Television in talks for "Community" revival; Rob Morrow joins History's "Texas Rising"; and Steve Kazee to recur on Showtime's "Shameless."

[05/06/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 6 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Samantha Logan to topline ABC Family's "Recovery Road"; "The Mindy Project" to return with reduced episode order; and Comedy Central nabs FX's "Archer" repeats.

[04/24/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 24
Updates include: Sam Trammell to lead Amazon's "Cocked"; Warner Bros. Television shops "The Mentalist" outside CBS; and Larenz Tate tapped as regular on USA's "Rush."

[04/22/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 22
Updates include: Mitch Hurwitz inks overall deal with Netflix; Jeremy Davies, Robert Knepper board History's "Texas Rising"; and Noah Hawley, Josh Berman likewise land overall deals.

[04/18/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 18
Updates include: Ian Gomez cast in "Cuz-Bros" at CBS; ABC Family greenlights "Stitchers" pilot; and Rhys Coiro, Joe Egender board History's "Texas Rising."

[04/15/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 15
Updates include: TV Land gives cast-contingent pilot order to "Impastor"; Jake Busey cast in History's "Texas Rising"; and Michael Fresco inks pilot deal with ABC.

[04/09/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
Updates include: Twentieth Television extends "Divorce Court" through 2016-17; Christian Taylor to run MTV's "Eye Candy"; and Paramount Television eyes small screen takes on various features.

[03/24/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 24
Updates include: Betsy Brandt cast in ABC's "The Club"; Krysta Rodriguez departs "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and Paul Guilfoyle to wrap his 14-year run on "CSI."

[03/18/14 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 18
Updates include: David Cross to play the "Dead Boss" on FOX; Sally Hawkins, Catherine Keener bound for FX's "How and Why"; and CBS places its single-camera comedy pilot "Taxi-22" on hold.

[03/13/14 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 13
Updates include: Thomas Lennon to join Matthew Perry in CBS's "The Odd Couple"; John Cho lands male lead on ABC's "Selfe"; and Geoff Stults tapped for title role on CBS's "Cuz-Bros."

[03/12/14 - 12:54 PM]
History Orders 8-Hour Television Event "Texas Rising" (Working Title)
Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rapaport and Max Thieriot are set to star in the project.

[11/14/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 14
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg, Stephanie Sigman to topline USA pilot; Peter Tolan to run FOX's "Rake" import; and David Seidler, Barry Levinson to bring "George Washington" to NBC.







TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series greenlighted
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, March 2014) HISTORY has ordered the eight-hour television event TEXAS RISING (WT) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America, produced by Thinkfactory Media with Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) serving as executive producer, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, Executive Vice President and General Manager, HISTORY & H2. The event series, premiering in 2015, will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) is set to helm with an all-star cast.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adam Hicks as Turett Fincham
· Bill Paxton as Sam Houston
· Brendan Fraser as Billy Anderson
· Chad Michael Murray as Mirabeau Lamar
· Christopher McDonald as Henry Karnes
· Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Emily West
· Dillon Lane as Yancey Burns
· Geoffrey Blake as George Hockley
· Jake Busey as Samuel Wallace
· Jeffrey Dean Morgan as "Deaf" Smith
· Jeremy Davies as Ephraim Knowles
· Joe Egender as Beans Wilkins
· Johnathon Schaech as Colonel Sherman
· Kris Kristofferson as Andrew Jackson
· Max Thieriot as Jack Hays
· Michael Rapaport as Ephraim Knowles
· Olivier Martinez as Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
· Ray Liotta as Lorca
· Rhys Coiro as Vern Elwood
· Rob Morrow as Fannin
· Robert Knepper as Empresario Buckley
· Stephen Monroe Taylor as Gator Davis
· Thomas Jane as James Wykoff
· Trevor Donovan as Kit Acklin
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dirk Hoogstra as EIP (History)
· Elaine Frontain Bryant as EIP (History)
· Julian P. Hobbs as EIP (History)
· Leslie Greif as EP
· Roland Joffé as DIR
· Ted Mann as WRTR
GENRE(S):
· mini-series
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A+E Studios
· ITV Studios America
· Thinkfactory Media