May 242015

TEXAS-RISINGI have to admit that the History Channel has really upped its game recently with the series Vikings and the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, Bonnie and Clyde, Sons of Liberty, and now Texas Rising.

The producers of Hatfields & McCoys have made a five-part miniseries about the Texan Revolution (1835-1836) against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers during the ten years of the Republic of Texas. Judging by the trailer, it seems a trifle one-sided, but it has a good cast, including Bill Paxton, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Crispin Glover, Brendan Fraser and Kris Kristofferson, and the miniseries is directed by Roland Joffe, who made The Killing Fields and The Mission.

Texas Rising premieres on May 25. Here is the trailer.