A new TV series on AMC will be based on Austin author Philipp Meyer’s “The Son,” a sprawling epic with multiple viewpoints about the Texas oil industry.
The adaptation for TV was written by Meyer, Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy, all graduates of the Michener Center at the University of Texas.
AMC announced that it had approved the series at the recent Television Critics Association tour in California.
The series is being produced by Sonar Entertainment, with Kevin Murray as showrunner and executive producer. The series is expected to have 10 episodes, but it’s still unclear when it will make its TV debut.
I’ve written quite a bit about “The Son,” and if you’d like to see an earlier story, click here.