It’s the cast that keeps on growing. So far, History’s ‘Texas Rising’ miniseries isn’t holding back on its character lineup, as ‘Prison Break’s Robert Knepper and ‘Justified’s Jeremy Davies are two of the latest actors added to the huge cast.
Knepper, also known for his roles on ‘Heroes’ and ‘Mob City,’ is set to play Empresario Buckley, an unshaven bombastic slob who’s the only law in the town of Victoria. In typical Knepper character fashion, Empresario abuses his position to further his agenda and make himself rich. Yep, pretty sure he can pull off this role without a hitch.
As for Davies, who also starred in ‘Lost’ and recurs on ‘Hannibal,’ he’ll portray Sgt. Ephraim Knowles, the shifty rogue who is out for himself and reluctantly joins the Texas Rangers to avoid getting executed for desertion.
As stated above, this is one miniseries with an established male cast. Such cast members 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 ('Hung'), Max Thieriot ('Bates Motel'), Christopher McDonald (‘Boardwalk Empire’) and Trevor Donovan (‘90210’).
‘Arrow’s Cynthia Addai-Robinson also joins the series as the female leading lady aka Emily West, who later became known as “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” She’s also involved in a love triangle between Paxton’s Sam Houston and Martinez’s General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
‘Texas Rising,’ which is a working title, follows the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Rangers. Leslie Greif (‘Hatfields & McCoys’) will executive produce.