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TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
5/25/15 - 6/15/15
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from History's press release, April 2015) HISTORY's event series TEXAS RISING will premiere over five nights beginning Memorial Day 2015. The series, which was expanded to 10-hours, details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and TEXAS RISING details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary "Yellow Rose of Texas," lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity.
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