Carlos Bardem has landed his first American role…
The 53-year-old Spanish actor has joined the cast of AMC’s The Son.
Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel, the film is a multi-generational epic telling of the story of America’s birth as a superpower through the bloody rise and fall of one Texas family.
Production will begin in Austin, Texas in June and the 10 one-hour episodes are set to premiere in 2017.
British director Tom Harper is helming the pilot.
He’ll play the patriarch whose family is the last of the wealthy Spanish aristocracy in South Texas. He’s a proud American, but must walk a careful line between his fellow ranchers and the Mexican radicals who employ terrorist tactics in an effort to drive the Anglos out of the Rio Grande Valley.
Bardem, the brother of Javier Bardem, recently completed work on New Regency’s Assassin’s Creed alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, out later this year.
His past credits include Escobar: Paradise Lost opposite Benicio del Toro and Josh Hutcherson, Che: Part 2 for director Steven Soderbergh, and Scorpion In Love, which he wrote and starred in.
Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy wrote the adaptation.