AMC has ordered 10 episodes of The Son, an american western TV show based on the book of the same name by Philipp Meyer. Pierce Brosnan has been cast to play the main lead named Eli McCullough, after Sam Neill had to leave due to personal reasons.

Brosnan is mainly known in TV land for his role on the 80's hit show Remington Steele and of course we all know him for his James Bond movies.

Kevin Murphy, previously showrunner for Syfy's dearly missed Defiance, will be in charge.

Production will begin in June with an expected air date later in 2017.