Just a couple days ago, we reported on another major miniseries coming from the History Channel, including all its impressive leading men who have signed up to partake.
Now, History’s ‘Texas Rising,’ which chronicles the Texas Revolution of 1836, has enlisted two more male actors in its ever-expanding legion of stars. Christopher McDonald, known for his work in ‘Requiem for a Dream’ as well as his iconic role as Shooter McGavin in ‘Happy Gilmore,’ has joined the series, playing Henry Karnes, a grizzled, taskmaster of the ranging company.
Also enlisting is Trevor Donovan of ‘90210’ note. He will portray Kit Acklin, a handsome, sarcastic, expert horseman who is as talented with a gun as he is with the ladies.
The two should fit in nicely with an expansive cast of gruff fighters and suave ladies men. So far, the eight-hour miniseries has in its reigns Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, and Ray Liotta, as well as Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Michael Rapaport, and Max Thieriot. If you’re keeping count at home, that’s 11 males and zero women cast.
Leslie Greif will executive produce, as she did with History’s award-winning miniseries ‘Hatfields & McCoys,’ while Roland Joffé will direct the saga that follows the lengthy battle between Texas and Mexico led by General Sam Houston (Paxton).
‘Texas Rising’ is slated for a 2015 premiere.