New York, NY â€“ HISTORYâ€™s event seriesÂ TEXAS RISINGÂ will premiere over five nights beginning Memorial Day 2015. The series, which was expanded to 10-hours, details the Texas Revolution and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.
ALL-STAR CAST INCLUDES BILL PAXTON, BRENDANÂ FRASER,RAY LIOTTA, JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN, THOMAS JANE, OLIVIER MARTINEZ, CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND MORE.
The Alamo was not the end of the story, it was only the beginning, andÂ TEXAS RISINGÂ details what followed in the fight for anÂ independentÂ Texas. In 1836, west of the Mississippi was considered the Wild West and the Texas frontier was viewed as hell on earth. With colliding cultures all fighting for stakes to this territory, no one was safe. But this was a time of bravery, a time to die for what you believed in and a time to stand tall against the fierce Mexican General Santa Anna and his forces. General Sam Houston, the rag tag Rangers and the legendary “Yellow Rose of Texas,â€ lead this story of the human will to fight for independence despite nearly insurmountable odds and to claim a piece of history for allÂ eternity.
The series will premiere:
- Monday, May 25 at 9PM ET/PT
- Tuesday, May 26 at 9PM ET/PT
- Monday, June 1 at 9PM ET/PT
- Monday, June 8 at 9PM ET/PT
- Monday, June 15 at 9PM ET/PT
Two-time Oscar-nominated directorÂ Roland JoffÃ©Â (THE KILLING FIELDS, THE MISSION) directsÂ TEXAS RISINGÂ with an all-star cast including:Â Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olivier Martinez, Thomas Jane, Christopher McDonald, Jeremy Davies, Chad Michael Murray, Max Thieriot, Robert Knepper, Rhys Coiro, Crispin Glover, Jeff Fahey, Rob Morrow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Trevor Donovan and Kris Kristofferson.
SOUNDTRACK FEATURES NEW MUSIC FROM GEORGE STRAIT, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AND JOSE FELICIANO.
In addition to the star-studded cast, theÂ TEXAS RISINGÂ soundtrack album will feature new music from legendary performers including the title song, â€œTake Me To Texas,â€ performed by George Strait and written by Brandy Clark, as well as Kris Kristoffersonâ€™s remake of the Tom Petty classic â€œWonâ€™t Back Downâ€ and new tracks from Jose Feliciano.
TEXAS RISINGÂ is produced by A+E Studios, ITV Studios America and Thinkfactory Media for HISTORY. Leslie Greif (HATFIELDS & MCCOYS) serves as executive producer for Thinkfactory Media. Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs serve as executives in charge of production for HISTORY.