Hollywood veteran Richard Gere (Chicago, Pretty Woman) is to star alongside Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders, Harry Potter) and Billy Howle (On Chesil Beach) in the forthcoming BBC Two drama MotherFatherSon.
Richard Gere will play charismatic self-made American businessman, Max, who owns media outlets around the world. Helen McCrory will play his long suffering, estranged wife, Kathryn, a British heiress. Billy Howle will portray their 30 year-old son, Caden, who runs one of his father’s UK newspapers and is primed to become one of the most powerful men on the planet. Like father, like son.
Speaking to the RTS in 2017, writer Tom Rob Smith promised "an intense psychological family drama set against the backdrop of power and politics."
The focal point of MotherFatherSon will be Caden’s self-destructive lifestyle spiralling out of control, threatening the future of the family and its empire.
“It’s been almost 30 years since I worked in television,” said Gere, ‘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.”
The eight-part series was written and created by Tom Rob Smith, known for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, London Spy and Child 44. The programme was commissioned by Patrick Holland, Channel Controller of BBC Two and will be made by BBC Studios Drama London for BBC Two.
Filming will begin this summer in London and on location in Spain.