Sunday, March 16, 2014

HISTORY ORDERS 'TEXAS RISING' 1800'S HISTORICAL MINI SERIES WITH BILL PAXTON, BRENDAN FRASER, RAY LIOTTA, THOMAS JANE, OLIVIER MARTINEZ, CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY!

'TEXAS RISING' NEW
HISTORICAL MINI SERIES!
As you've noticed tones of documentary channels have started ordering scripted series and after scoring success with VIKINGS, THE BIBLE and HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, one of them - History - is preparing another scripted mini series! According to 'Deadline' they have given the green light to sweeping historical drama TEXAS RISING which will be a big scope television series in eight hourlong episodes created by the producers of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS and scheduled for airing sometime in 2015! The epic saga will describe the 1800s Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.

STORY OF 'TEXAS RISING'
IN THE TIME OF BRAVERY
In 1836, if west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West then Texas was hell on earth. Crushed from the outside by Mexican armadas and attacked from within by ferocious Comanche tribes, 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 cruel rule of the Mexican General Santa Anna. From General Sam Houston to rag tag Rangers to the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas” — TEXAS RISING will bring a story of the human spirit rising in the face of insurmountable odds and claiming a piece of history for all eternity.

CAST OF 'TEXAS RISING'
BILL PAXTON, BRENDAN FRASER, THOMAS JANE, OLIVIER MARTINEZ
To be directed by Roland Joffe, TEXAS RISING will have an all star cast lead by  Bill Paxton who will play Sam Houston, the father of Texas. Brendan Fraser will star as Billy Anderson, a Texas  Ranger with Comanche Indian ties, Ray Liotta as Lorca, an Alamo survivor seeking brutal revenge, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “Deaf” Smith, a deaf and grizzled veteran Texas Ranger with an advanced case of consumption, Thomas Jane as James Wykoff, a homesteader who finds himself living in the middle of hostile Indian territory, Olivier Martinez as President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the tyrant dictator of Mexico, Chad Michael Murray as Mirabeau Lamar, a spirited Texas soldier who helps win the battle of San Jacinto, Michael Rapaport as Sgt. Ephraim Knowles, a would-be deserter and coward turned hero, Max Thieriot as Jack Hays, a volunteer freedom fighter who becomes the youngest Texas Ranger. Christopher McDonald will play Henry Karnes, a grizzled, tough taskmaster of the ranging company, while Trevor Donovan will play Kit Acklin, a handsome, wise-ass, expert horseman whose chivalry and equestrian skills are matched only by his gun-fighting prowess.

29 comments:

  1. I love anything historical so I'm definitely interested in this and nice to see Bill Paxton working; I always liked him :)

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    1. it should be an interesting series especially with such a stellar cast

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  2. Hey, Dezzy...


    Looks like a interesting series of the old west. Nice eye candy too!

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    1. hey, Mikey! We do like the candylicious cast :)

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  3. The cast of Texas Rising are some pretty attractive guys!

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    1. hope they will throw in some pretty lasses too :)

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  4. You know I'm a fan of The Vikings. Any historical done well will get my attention. :)

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    1. pfftt.... :) You know I stopped watching VIKINGS when they started depicting those medieval monsters as romantic heroes instead as rapists, butchers and brutes.

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    2. Nope, they still show them that way, but they also try to expand the stereotype and show them as farmers and craftsmen too.

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    3. You mean they go feed the cows after they rape and kill a few innocent strangers? :)

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  5. Can't go wrong with anything starring Bill Paxton! But this has an awesome cast to support him.

    I have to do Vikings marathons every so often to get caught up, but its been a very good show. I like that the history channel and others are playing some series and movies. Not that they should give up on the documentaries however, I enjoy those too.

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  6. Sounds like Texas Rising is going to be an intriguing epic. Looking forward to seeing Bill Paxton as Sam Houston.

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    1. it will sure have a strong viewership

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  7. Now, I could be a Texas Ranger alright.

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    1. and go chasing desperadoes?

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    2. Of course. And eat them for lunch.

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    3. wouldn't they be a bit too bonny for you? :)

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    4. Wait... I'm a vegetarian. But a cool one.

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    5. when are we going to go vegan, Blue? I still like me an occasional egg or two... and yoghurt for me tummy

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  8. I don't think I've seen anything with Bill Paxton

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    1. he did star in a few big blockbusters back in the late 90's

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  9. I have almost no knowledge about American history, let alone something so specific from a state like Texas. :x

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    1. me too, Damien, this is the first time I hear more about Texan history

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  10. I do adore Brendan Fraser. I can't think of a single movie of his that I haven't liked. He just has a knack for picking the best parts!

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    1. I adore him too, and I especially like his deep dramatic roles from recent ten years in which he showed his refined talent. Too bad he is underrated :(

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  11. I like that Morgan guy, if that's the guy I'm thinking of.

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  12. Trevor Donovan is HOT and as a Texas Ranger, even Hotter!

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