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USA Network Picks Period Drama Pilot ‘DAMNATION’

May 12, 2017

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USA Network has picked up to series its period drama pilot DAMNATION from writer/poet/critic Tony Tost (Longmire), Game of Thrones co-executive producer Guymon Casady and producers James Mangold and Daniel Rappaport of Entertainment 360. David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water) directed the pilot and also executive produces.

A co-production from Netflix and Universal Cable Productions, the series is expected to premiere in October 2017, will have first-run rights outside of the US.

Written by Tost, DAMNATION is an epic saga of secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden God and greed, charlatans and prophets. It centers on Seth Davenport (Killian Scott) a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.

Tost, Casady, Mangold and Rappaport for Entertainment 360 executive produce.

This marks the third drama series from the network that has ordered this season, and joins Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. and The Sinner. 

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