Showtime has released the full trailer for their newest crime thriller series titled American Rust, based on Philipp Meyer’s celebrated debut novel of the same name. Starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney, the series centers around a complicated and compromised chief of police, who is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go when the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder. It is scheduled to make its debut on September 12.
American Rust is a compelling family drama and a timeless story of wanting a brighter future while being held prisoner by the past. The story of survival and transcendence is told through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices. When news of a murder rips through the town, Harris must decide what lengths he is willing to take to protect the son of the woman he loves.
The series will be led by Emmy winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Emmy nominee Maura Tierney (ER). Joining them are Bill Camp (The Queen’s Gambit), David Alvarez (West Side Story), Alex Neustaedter (Colony), Julia Mayorga (It Is Decidedly So), Mark Pellegrino (Supernatural), and Rob Yang (The Resident).
American Rust is written and executive produced by Dan Futterman. Executive producers are Daniels, Michael De Luca, Adam Rapp, Paul Martino, Katie O’Connell Marsh for Boat Rocker Studios, and Elisa Ellis.