‘Texas Rising’ Rises on History Over Memorial Day

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 Jeffrey Dean Morgan as "Deaf Smith" in 'Texas Rising' (Photo by Kevin Lynch Copyright 2015)


Jeffrey Dean Morgan as “Deaf Smith” in ‘Texas Rising’ (Photo by Kevin Lynch / Copyright 2015)

History’s announced the schedule for their upcoming event series Texas Rising starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, and Olivier Martinez. The cast of the 10-hour, five-part series also includes Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan, and Kris Kristofferson. And Texas Rising was directed by two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission).

The air dates:

Monday, May 25 at 9PM ET/PT

Tuesday, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT

Monday, June 1 at 9PM ET/PT

Monday, June 8 at 9PM ET/PT

Monday, June 15 at 9PM ET/PT

The Plot:

The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, and Texas Rising details what followed in the fight for an independent Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, 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 fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,” lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for all eternity.

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-By Rebecca Murray

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