As television continues its golden age, the BBC are (once again) getting in on the act with this intriguing new series that stars Richard Gere, Helen McCrory and Billy Howle and tonight we’ve got the first look at those lead three for BBC Two’s MotherFatherSon.
Tom Rob Smith’s forthcoming original drama series stars Gere as Max, a self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. McCrory plays Kathryn, a British heiress estranged from Max following the breakdown of their marriage some years before. Their 30 year-old son Caden (Howle, seen here alongside Gere), 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, wait for it, 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.
We’re very interested and with a great cast and a smart BBC Two setting, this could be one to look out for as something a little stronger from the Beeb. Filming on MotherFatherSon is currently underway in London. Further casting for the eight-part series includes Sarah Lancashire, Sinéad Cusack, Paul Ready, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Danny Sapani and Joseph Mawle.