Nothing But TV: First look at new BBC drama MotherFatherSon.
The BBC have revealed the first look at major new drama series MotherFatherSon.
Richard Gere (Chicago, Pretty Woman) star alongside Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter) and Billy Howle (Witness for the Prosecution, On Chesil Beach) as the family at the heart of BBC Two's forthcoming drama series.
The eight-part original drama was created and written by Tom Rob Smith (Child 44, London Spy, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and will be made by BBC Studios Drama London for BBC Two
Richard Gere plays Max, a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. Helen McCrory plays Kathryn, a British heiress who has been estranged from Max following the breakdown of their marriage some years before. Their 30 year-old son, Caden (Billy Howle), runs Max’s UK newspaper and is primed to follow in his father’s footsteps as one of the most powerful men in the world.
But when Caden’s self-destructive lifestyle spirals out of control, the devastating consequences threaten the future of the family, its empire, and a country on the brink of change.
Richard Gere says: “It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television. I’m so pleased to be working now with the BBC on this extraordinary 8 hour project with such talented people and which resonates so much to the time we live in.”
Helen McCrory says: “Tom Rob Smith has written the most astonishing script - completely original and full of surprises."
Billy Howle says: “I feel humbled to be given the opportunity to portray such a complex role with such a specific set of challenges, for me as a person and an actor”.
Hilary Salmon, Executive Producer for BBC Studios Drama London, says: “When we embarked on casting this show we didn’t dare dream of the quality and status of cast we now have in place. What a tribute to Tom Rob Smith’s compelling, emotional and politically timely scripts.”
MotherFatherSon is coming soon to BBC Two.