Jake Busey Joins History's 'Texas Rising'


Jake Busey Joins 'Texas Rising'


History's star studded miniseries 'Texas Rising' has just added another notable name to its cast.

Chronicling the legendary Texas Revolution, in which Texans battled for independence from Mexico, 'Texas Rising' is a four-part, eight-hour miniseries event that also spotlights the creation and rise of the famous Texas Rangers division.

Just some of the already announced cast members for 'Texas Rising' include Jeffrey Dean Morgan ('Grey's Anatomy), Chad Michael Murray ('One Tree Hill'), Brendan Fraser ('The Mummy'), Bill Paxton ('Twister'), Ray Liotta ('Goodfellas'), Olivier Martinez ('Unfaithful'), Thomas Jane ('The Mist') and Max Thieriot ('A&E's Bates Motel').

The newest addition to the cast is Jake Busey, son of Gary, and erstwhile star of infamous UPN sitcom 'Shasta McNasty.' In more recent years, Busey has carved out a solid career for himself in both film and television, playing memorable guest roles on shows like 'Charmed,' 'CSI: Miami,' 'The Mentalist,' 'The Closer,' 'Psych,' and 'Franklin & Bash.'

Busey, who can currently be seen as Professor Aiden Tanner on the El Rey Network's recently renewed adaptation of 'From Dusk Till Dawn,' will portray Samuel Wallace, older brother of Texas Ranger William "Bigfoot" Wallace.

'Texas Rising' comes to us from producer Leslie Grief, whose last miniseries for History ('Hatfields & McCoys') did amazing ratings for basic cable. The popularity of historical dramas has yet to dissipate in the years since, so there's really no reason to think that this new venture won't be a huge hit as well.

'Texas Rising' has no definite premiere date yet, but is scheduled to debut sometime in 2015.

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- Jake Busey

Written by: msd85
Apr 16th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Images courtesy of James Peragine

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