The American Movie Channel (AMC) said last week that it will produce a television show based on Phillip Meyer’s novel “The Son,” a multi-generational drama set in the Texas oil industry.
According to Variety, AMC gave a straight-to-series order for the show that will follow six generations of the McCullough family as its members become major players in the oil and cattle industries.
Meyer will write the ten episode season with Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy.
The show will be produced by Sonar Entertainment with Kevin Murphy serving as the show runner.
Murphy has served as a producer on ABC’S “Desperate Housewives” and the science fiction series “Defiance.”
All three writers will also serve as executive producers along with Sonar Entertainment’s Jenna Glazier, Variety added.
Last year, ABC premiered “Blood & Oil,” an oil industry drama starring Don Johnson as Bakken tycoon.
“Blood &Oil” ended after 10 episodes before being cancled in October.