British screenwriter, Tom Rob Smith, hit paydirt with American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace (indeed, it won our best crime drama of the year) and for his next project, he’s gathered the great and the good (including one Richard Gere) for an intriguing-sounding thriller for BBC Two.
In MotherFatherSon, Gere plays Max, a charismatic self-made American businessman with media outlets in London and around the world. Helen McCrory plays Kathryn, a British heiress who has been estranged from Max following the breakdown of their marriage some years before. Their 30-year-old son, Caden (Billy Howle), runs Max’s UK newspaper and is primed to follow in his father’s footsteps as one of the most powerful men in the world.
But when Caden’s self-destructive lifestyle spirals out of control, the devastating consequences threaten the future of the family, its empire, and a country on the brink of change.
Here’s the trailer…