‘American Rust’ Moves From Showtime To Freevee

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‘American Rust’ is a crime drama based on a novel by Philipp Meyer. The show was created by Dan Futterman and ran for one season on Showtime for nine episodes before it was canceled. Fortunately, fans of the show will see it get new life as it was announced that it would be picked by the Amazon streaming service Freevee.

“Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced it will pick up a second season of American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. Produced by Boat Rocker and executive produced by Daniels, Dan Futterman, and Adam Rapp, the second season of the compelling crime drama set in a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town will stream exclusively on Freevee,” they said in a press release.

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“Based on Philipp Meyer’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, the first season of American Rust explored the tattered American Dream in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania through the eyes of police chief Del Harris (Daniels). Harris becomes compromised when the son of the woman he loves (Tierney) is accused of murder, and he is forced to decide what he’s willing to do to protect him. Production on the second season is scheduled to begin later this year with Daniels and Tierney returning,” they continued.

Co-executive producer and star Jeff Daniels expressed his excitement about the renewal in a statement.

“I’m grateful to Amazon Freevee for giving us the chance to make Season Two of American Rust. Set inside a struggling American small town, our authentic, realistically told story is built for streaming. The movies they don’t make anymore are being made as series at places like Amazon Freevee. It’s where I want to be,” he said.

Wikipedia describes the premise, “Set in a small Rust Belt town in Pennsylvania, chief of police Del Harris takes on an investigation when the son of the woman he loves is accused of murder.”

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Boat Rocker Studios is handling the production.


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