American Rust: Canceled Showtime Drama Revived at Freevee

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Properly, it is a shocker.

When TV exhibits are canceled, they often fade away, with little hope of a revival.

The Amazon-owned streaming service Freevee has picked up American Rust, 5 months after its cancellation at Showtime.


Sequence stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney are set to return for the second season. 

Produced by Boat Rocker and govt produced by Daniels, Dan Futterman, and Adam Rapp, the second season of the compelling crime drama set in a Pennsylvania Rust Belt city will stream completely on Freevee.


The transfer is particularly shocking as a result of the sequence is shifting from premium cable to a free, ad-supported streaming service.

Based mostly on Philipp Meyer’s critically acclaimed novel of the identical identify, the primary season of American Rust explored the tattered American Dream in a Rust Belt city in southwest Pennsylvania by the eyes of police chief Del Harris (Daniels).

Harris turns into compromised when the son of the girl he loves (Tierney) is accused of homicide, and he’s compelled to determine what he is keen to do to guard him.

Manufacturing on the second season is scheduled to start later this yr.


“I’m grateful to Amazon Freevee for giving us the possibility to make Season Two of American Rust,” stated Jeff Daniels.

“Set inside a struggling American small city, our genuine, realistically informed story is constructed for streaming.”

“The flicks they don’t make anymore are being made as sequence at locations like Amazon Freevee. It’s the place I wish to be.”

“American Rust is precisely the kind of gritty and fascinating storytelling Amazon Freevee audiences love, and we couldn’t be extra excited to convey this status sequence to our prospects, freed from cost,” stated Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content material and programming at Amazon Freevee.


“We will’t wait to dive in with Boat Rocker and Dan Futterman to proceed the story that intrigued audiences through the first season, and to see the evolution of characters so expertly portrayed by Jeff and Maura on this subsequent chapter.”

“We’re delighted to work with the great workforce at Amazon Freevee to convey American Rust again for a second season,” stated Steve Lescroart, president, Boat Rocker Studios, Scripted.

“The supply materials for this sequence is extremely wealthy, and whenever you add within the world-class abilities of Dan Futterman, Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney, Adam Rapp, and the whole forged and crew, Season Two is certain to enthrall viewers who get pleasure from premium content material.”


“We’re actually happy to have the chance to proceed telling this story.”

Along with Daniels, Futterman, and Rapp, American Rust can be govt produced by Paul Martino, Michael De Luca, and Katie O’Connell Marsh for Boat Rocker, and Elisa Ellis.

American Rust is produced and distributed globally by Boat Rocker.

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