Daaaayum. When did USA Network get so serious? I still remember it for shows like Psych, White Collars, Monk, and other fun goofy people in serious jobs. When did they go from "Characters Welcome" to "We the Bold"? First off, "We the Bold"? Come on. That's the best you got? Anyway. This new show Damnation seems pretty heavy.
It is definitely relevant due to its basis on the huge class difference that is tackled with the rich and poor, but it also has that wild west feel. Plus what looks to be a lot of murder. If you are interested in gritty American period pieces, here's the synopsis:
An epic saga about the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, DAMNATION centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott, “71”), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green, “Quarry”) to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past. From executive producers Tony Tost (“Longmire”), James Mangold (“Logan”), and Guymon Casady (“Game of Thrones”) and Daniel Rappaport (“Office Space”) on behalf of Entertainment 360, the pilot was written and created by Tost and directed by and executive produced by David MacKenzie (Oscar Nominated “Hell or High Water”). Universal Cable Productions co-produces the series with Netflix who will have first-run rights to the series outside of the U.S.
Ok. This looks good... Like really good! I've watched the trailer a few times already and I'm in! I get it... History is cool. Now I have two things on the USA Network to psych myself up for. This and the new Psych movie the network is developing. Check out the trailer below.
Oh yeah! The series comes from David Mackenzie, the director behind the film Hell or High Water!